Ouranoupolis lies upon the Halkidiki Peninsula of northern Greece. Originally a fishing village, the quirky village is now a great tourist destination which caters for the locals and tourists alike with traditional restaurants and chic bars. Surrounded by hills and beautifully fragrant olive groves the area is known for its stunning beauty. The resort is not only good for relaxation as there are also many outdoor activities you can also get involved in such a water sports and hiking. A major highlight of Ouranoupolis is that it is close to the Holy Mountain, at the gate of Athos, which is waiting to be explored.
The town has been generously blessed with a phenomenal natural beauty and fabulous weather most of the year. Trips to Ouranoupolis are popular with families and couples young or old. Ouranoupolis is a great place to get away from it all and be surrounded with gorgeous and serene views. Take a tour and go hiking across the hills to get an amazing view of the village.
The beach is a large stretch of golden sand and shingle, making it great if you want to make sandcastles with the kids or just lie back in soft shingles and soak in the sun without getting sand everywhere! There are several beach bars and ice cream vendors where you can indulge in a Greek sweet treat whilst you unwind. The Aegean Sea is calm and clear, making it too inviting to resist. Not only will you want to run in but it is also generally safe for children to paddle in as it is shallow and calm. There are an array of water sports on offer whilst at the beach, why not try water skiing or jet skiing for an exhilarating time. There are many coves nearby where you can explore, relax and take some photos of the moment, as you will never want to forget it.
Nightlife in Ouranoupolis is almost as relaxed as it is in the day time. You will find however that the friendly atmosphere, live music venues and scrumptious drinks make it a traditional Greek night that you will not forget in a hurry. At night the town gets slightly busier and the large selection of restaurants on the main strip light up with life, offering you the finest in Greek cuisine. Try the mezedes, the Greek alternative to tapas.
Shopping in Ouranoupolis is unique and an experience which is not to be missed. In the town you will find precious mini markets where you can buy anything from gold and silver jewellery, handmade clothes and other fabulous holiday souvenirs.
Ouranoupolis is an amazing destination holding ancient history, rich Greek culture and relaxing views which you will never want to leave once you have seen it for yourself. You can book a holiday to Ouranoupolis with lastminute.com now and take advantage of the great deals on offer.