Ouranoupoli holiday information
|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£170|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£170|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£348|
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Located in Chalkidiki, a peninsula in Northern Greece, Ouranoupolis is a village with a history dating back thousands of years. Its original name meant ""City of Heaven"", and today it is an enchanting place with rolling hills and stunning views of the Greek islands, watched over by a magnificent Byzantine tower along the coast. On Ouranoupolis holidays, you can enjoy a relaxing holiday in the peace of this tranquil place, try your hand at watersports, or explore the beautiful local area.
Ouranoupolis holidays: Getting around
Ouranoupolis is serviced by Thessaloniki Airport. It is easy to get from the airport to the village by taxi, or via a local bus service. The village itself is easy to explore on foot, although you may want to hire a car if you plan on travelling further afield in the area. The best time of year to visit are the glorious summer months. Nevertheless, outside the peak summer season, spring and autumn are also enjoyable in Ouranoupolis. The time zone is GMT+2.
Ouranoupolis: Where to Start
The best place to start on Ouranoupolis holidays is the village's Byzantine tower. One of Ouranoupolis's landmarks, it looks out over the sea and houses a fascinating museum about the local area that is open during the summer. The view from the top terrace is wonderful. Visitors can also take day trips to the Drenia islands, which are uninhabited, rocky islands with golden beaches. The largest of these is called the Donkey Island, named after its only inhabitant, the donkey. Donkey Island gets busy in summer time, with its tarverna serving fresh seafood and local specialities. For some fascinating history on Ouranoupolis holidays, check out the Arsanas, a monastery just inside the border to Mount Athos, which provides great insight into Byzantine culture. Near the base of Mount Athos travellers can visit the monastery of Zygos, an ancient site built in 942 AD.