Athos - comprehensive tourist guide

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    Updated March 31, 2020.

    The road to Athos

    In this text we will describe the route by car from Belgrade to Athos, through Macedonia. We won't talk much about the road through Serbia, because we assume that this part of the road is known to all. The total price of toll through Serbia in 2020 is 1460 dinars and...

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    Updated March 31, 2020.

    The most beautiful beaches on Athos

    Although Athos is less known than Kassandra and Sithonia, it provides an excellent opportunity for a beautiful and comfortable vacation. The very fact that it's not so popular, makes it an exceptional destination for lovers of a quiet holiday. Athos is perhaps the only destination in northern Greece that has...

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    Updated March 31, 2020.

    Ouranopolis

    Ouranopolis is a small place on the west coast of Athos, mostly known as a starting point for the cruise boats for trips around the Holy Mountain and to Drenia island. This place is cute and has a special charm, a large number of shops and restaurants. Considering the fact that...

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    Updated March 31, 2020.

    Ierissos

    Ierissos is the most popular tourist place on the east coast of Athos, the third finger of Halkidiki, at about 740km from Belgrade. A place is small, with a very long beach and promenade. A peaceful, turquoise and clear sea, with a natural shade and no crowd, is perfect for resting...

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    Updated March 31, 2020.

    Nea Rodha

    Nea Rodha is a small place with a pedestrian zone next to the sea and a small port. long the promenade, there are lots of restaurants and coffee shops with a nice sea view, excellent food and drinks. Some of these coffee shops have a playground for children as well....

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    Updated March 31, 2020.

    Olympiada

    Olympiada is a small place, tucked between hills and greenery. It hasn't yet been affected by mass tourism, so it offers quite a few accommodation facilities. Except for the beautiful beaches in the close proximity, Olympiada is known for being named after the mother of Alexander the Great, who stayed for...

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    Updated March 30, 2020.

    Athos peninsula

    Athos is a peninsula in Greece, the so-called third finger of Halkidiki. It's 5-10km wide, about 45km long, with a surface of 389km2. The peninsula is hilly, covered with dense forests, and in the southeastern part of the peninsula on 2033 meters above sea level, there's the top of mount...

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    Updated March 30, 2020.

    Best restaurants and gyros on Athos

    The food and gastronomy of Holy Mountain are widely known and the monks of Holy Mountain are among the healthiest people on the planet. Holy Mountain products can be purchased either online or at Daphne, the port Holy Mountain. One of the online shopping sites is as follows: https://www.monastiriaka.gr/en/monastery-products-c-5.html Many monasteries cultivate...

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    Updated March 30, 2020.

    Not to be missed on Athos

    Athos is not as popular for summer holidays as Sithonia and Kassandra, in part because a large part of the peninsula is occupied by Holy Mountain, so the tourist part is much smaller. Still, Athos offers just enough content for a vacation. The beaches we recommend you to visit are Komitsa,...

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    Updated March 30, 2020.

    Kakovo monastery

    Kakovo Monastery is 9km from Ierissos and 24km from Ouranopolis and it's the first pilgrim station on the way to the Hilandar monastery. It spreads over a large property, consisting of two main buildings, a church, monastery workshops, pond and parking lot for visitors. Upon arrival, visitors are served with coffee...

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