The Holly Mountain Monasteries


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The Holly Mountain Monasteries

The Medieval Cemetery of Ierissos


With more than 600 tombs currently recorded, the cemetery was used from the Archaic Period to the Roman Period, until 17th century B.C. It spreads to the coastal part of Ierissos with several types of tombs in at least two or three superimposed layers.

The Medieval Cemetery of Ierissos

The Aquarium of Ierissos


Located in a semi-basement space on the beach, this relatively small aquarium houses fish, sea species, and shellfish from the gulf of Ierissos. A favorite spot for the young visitors who stick their faces to the glass with great curiosity.

The Aquarium of Ierissos

The Tower of Krouna


One of the most important sights in the region of Ierissos, built in the 15th century. In the past it belonged to the Hilandariou monastery and nowadays the monument is under the jurisdiction of the 10th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities. It can only be seen from the outside.

The Tower of Krouna

The Tower of Prosforio


The largest and best-preserved tower in Halkidiki, the symbol of Ouranoupoli, estimated to exist since the 12th century. The complex consists of the byzantine tower, a small, fortified yard called “barbakas” and a port “arsanas”.

The Tower of Prosforio

Byzantine Walk in Ouranoupolis


Prosforio tower is the starting point for this route, which takes you through buildings with elements of 17th-18th century folk architecture and then continues along the seaside road of Ouranoupoli towards Zygou monastery, where more architectural elements can be observed.

Byzantine Walk in Ouranoupolis

Zygou Monastery


An Athonite monastery that was founded in the early 10th century and was destroyed just before 1198. It is located just 40 m outside the borders of Mount Athos and seems to be one of the oldest monastic institutions on the Athonite peninsula. At the excavation site visitors can admire the castle, the towers and the Catholicon of the monastery.

Zygou Monastery

Aristotle’s Park


A unique theme park in the historical village of Stagira, offering a great view to the gulf of Ierissos. The park features unique interactive instruments, operating by the rules of physics that are mentioned in Aristotle’s textbooks.

Aristotle’s Park

Stagira, the Birthplace of Aristotle


An ancient city in Halkidiki where in 384 B.C. Aristotle was born. Along with his teacher Plato, he has been called the "Father of Western Philosophy".

Stagira, the Birthplace of Aristotle

The Pilgrimage of Megali Panagia


The Great Pilgrimage is located 1,5 km east of the village Megali Panagia in a forested location. The place of Sanctification of Virgin Mary with cool running water is located outside the yard of the Pilgrimage, under the temple.


The Pilgrimage of Megali Panagia

Temple of St. Stephen


Located in Arnaia which is recognized as one of the most beautiful mountainous villages in Macedonia, that still preserves its traditional architectural styleThe Holy Metropolitan church of St. Stephen is the only church in Greece, that operates normally, serving the needs of the pilgrims, and at the same time is built over important antiquities of priceless historical value.

Temple of St. Stephen

The Waterfalls of Varvara


Near the village of Varvara these two amazing waterfalls are situated in a serene forest, full of taxus, alders, lindens, beeches and wild hazels. Both the location and the feeling of calmness attract many visitors with kids to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

The Waterfalls of Varvara