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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 Mountain


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 spirituality, the mysticism and the grandeur of the Byzantine monasteries.


    Tower lit up at night in full moon   Sunset over the beach   Th Mount Athos beach   Beech bar on one of the islands   The monastery of Simonos Petra on Mount Athos    
  The bay of Ouranoupolis  

Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki, Greece

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