Description

Athos peninsula

The third "leg" in the easternmost part of Halkidiki is the peninsula of Athos. Its land hosts the famous autonomous monastic community of Mount Athos (Holy Mountain), which is regarded as one of the most important monastic communities both in Greece and globally, due to its high historic, religious and cultural value.

The imposing mountain of Athos, with its densely forested slopes reaching up to 2,033 metres above sea level, gave its name to the peninsula and mesmerises visitors with its unparalleled natural beauty.

The most developed areas for tourists in the peninsula are Ouranoupoli, the gateway to the peninsula from the mainland, the small island of Ammouliani and Nea Roda.

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