The village of Ouranoupoli is situated on the coastline in the northwest part (the very beginning) of the Athos peninsula, part of the bigger Chalkidiki peninsula. It is the last settlement before the border with the monastic state of Mount Athos (the Holy Mountain). The village houses the Christian Chalkidiki Exhibition at the old tower. 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.The city of Thessaloniki is about 140 km from Ouranoupoli and approximately 140 km from the city of Kavala.

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From Thessaloniki Airport (SKG)
Ouranoupoli 1 hour and 55 minutes ride