The Old Tower by the Sea
Think of a place
far from the madding crowd, think of a place
where heritage and nature are in harmony, think
of a place with warm and friendly people ... think
no more ... come and see for yourself.
Welcome to Ouranoupolis
Welcome to Mount Athos, the Holy
The long and winding road leads
to an old Byzantine tower by the sea and a sleepy
village sprawled around it...
The picturesque village of
Ouranoupolis with its small fishing harbour and
fortified tower lies at the threshold of the
unique monastic community of Mount Athos, on the
peninsula of Halkidiki. Its name translates
"City of the Heavens". With a backdrop
of rolling green hills descending to a sparkling
sea of the deepest blue, it is a most beautiful
corner of Greece.
Many visit the village and the
old tower every year. But some of us seem to have
fallen under it's spell and cannot get away. We
keep returning year after year, after year... As
if the mysterious tower by the sea summons us
back to Ouranoupolis. Maybe it's because of the
golden beaches, the clear blue sea, or the green
hilltops with their dazzling views of the bay and
the tiny deserted islands. Perhaps it is because
of the unspoiled natural beauty, the relaxed
atmosphere, the fishing or simply the local
home-made tsipouro drink that makes us return.
Come with us and enjoy...
Enjoy your visit to Ouranoupolis, one of the most attractive, but perhaps
lesser known corners of Greece.
Visit the unique Monastic Community
of Mount Athos, the
Holy Mountain. Experience the mystery and
grandeur of the Byzantine monasteries.
Sunset over Ouranoupolis.