Ouranopoulis, Halkidiki, Greece

Known as 'the gate of Mount Athos', this picturesque small village features a Byzantine tower, golden sandy beaches and traditional tavernas. Many of the hotels are situated along the coast road just outside the village.


Unaffected by mass tourism, due to its relatively isolated location, the gateway to Mount Athos is a popular stopping point for pilgrims visiting the monastic republic, particularly for the women who are not allowed in the monasteries. For men without the necessary permission and women, taking a sightseeing tour of the Holy Mountain by boat from Ouranoupolis is the only way to catch a glimpse of some of the monasteries.

This low key village features beachside cafes and local restaurants. There is no lively nightlife here however occasionally there is live music in the restaurants.

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Ouranopoulis Hotels (9)

The Alexandros Palace Hotel is well suited to those looking for a hotel based holiday, situated in Trypiti, the hotel has a remote location around 7km from the village of Ouranoupolis....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Eagles Palace is a 5 star luxury resort hotel and spa situated on the beachfront just 4km from the picturesque village of Ouranoupolis....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Theoxenia Hotel provides a great base for exploring the area, situated on the seafront and around 2km from Ouranopulis, 'the Gate of Mount Athos'....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Akrathos Beach Hotel is moments from the beach and has leisure facilities for adults and children as well as on-site shops, bars and restaurants....

The Akti Ouranoupoli Hotel is situated along the main coastal road, around 2.5km from the village of Ouranopolis. The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms, a games room and a private stretch of beach....

Whether its rest and relaxation, or fun and active this complex has it all, from its pool with water-slides, kid's club and playground to the spa-centre with sauna, jacuzzi and massage service. ...

Situated next to the 5-star Eagles Palace Hotel, the Eagles Villas is a complex of 40 luxury villas each with a sea-view and featuring their own private plunge pool....

Hotel Hellinikon is ideal for those on a budget, a small hotel with just 14 guest rooms, it is situated in the village of Ouranopoulis just a few minutes from the nearest beach....

The Xenia Hotel is ideal for those wanting to be on the beachfront and close to the village of Ouranoupolis....

Ouranopoulis Reviews

Mr Z Prodanovski, Skopje

Holiday Date:1st May 2016
Accommodation:Alexandros Palace Hotel & Suites
Room:Family Room - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Very good.

Mr S Solyom, Budapest

Holiday Date:6th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Theoxenia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Economy
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Sightseeing opportunities are great, restaurants are very nice and not too expensive.

Mr D Jones, Newport

Holiday Date:7th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Eagles Palace Hotel & Spa
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

Only visited on the one occasion. Good selection of restaurants, but otherwise the place did not have a great deal to offer and was surprisingly quiet. Would not venture back.

Mrs M Szeredaine Pal, Cserszegtomaj

Holiday Date:5th Jul 2014
Accommodation:Theoxenia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Nice, peaceful beach.

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Visitors can either relax on the sandy beach or explore some of the nearby coves. From the harbour visitors can take a boat trip to the nearby islands and swim off their beaches.

Nearby Attractions

Mount Athos is the reason most visitors come to this village however this can only be visited by men who have permission to enter. Others take the popular boat trip which enables a glimpse of the monastery.

Quick Facts

Halkidiki Airport is approximately 126 km away - transfer time about 2 hours 45 minutes.

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