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Mount Athos Area Halkidiki …says “Kalimera”


Who we are


Mount Athos Area Organization was founded at the initiative of representatives of the hotel and tourism family, from the third peninsula of Hakidiki, aiming to the touristic, cultural, financial enhancement/promotion of this area. Nowadays it has 1004 members, and the members register has been enriched by businessmen who activate in various sectors, associating with tourism, culture, sports, trade, economy and development.


The destination


Three hundred (300) whole kilometres of coastline (the largest in Chalkidiki), more than 100 beaches, 17 bleu flags eco label (the first Greek destination), numerous of coasts, bays, islands, crystal waters, golden plains, lush mountains, all sited wisely and in harmony!


The global uniqueness


All the above mentioned scenery is surrounded by 3 mountains, so Mount Athos Area is blessed with great natural beauty, but it is not only about fantastic scenery. It is also a destination with great history and four unique points that can only be found in this area. 1. The ‘Holy Mountain’, is the only alive religious monument in the world, where the avaton law is still applied. 2. The area is also the birthplace of Aristotelis, the greater philosopher of Greek history. 3. The Canal of Xerxes, where Xerxes the King of Persians cut a canal across the peninsula for his ships to pass to Europe. 4. The famous Mademohoria that during the Ottoman period of time exchanged their freedom for the minerals of their land with the Turks.


The “summer” face


The summer in the Mount Athos Area lasts six (6) full months. On its coasts, somebody can enjoy all kinds of summer vacations: • in organized beaches, for those who love a cosmopolitan atmosphere • in pristine beaches for the more adventurous, • in quiet beaches - suitable for family holidays • in its countless creeks for the romantics, • in camping beaches for those who love to stop overnight where their mood takes them - in picturesque fishing harbours, suitable for fishing tourism. The thousands of travelers, who visit it every year, love its incomparably clear seas, its golden beaches, its water and sand sports, its fishing grounds, its traditional harbours bathed in Mediterranean light, the sunsets on its beaches overlooking the Aegean and much more... Of course, they really go for a swim at its 100 beaches, of which the 17 have been certified with blue flags eco label. The region of Athos is the refiog with the most blue flags on a national level: Ammouliani is the only inhabited island of Halkidiki, a green, picturesque, summer-time island, full of great beaches for every taste! The ferry boats leave from the port of Tripiti many times during the day.


1. The trails The area has several hiking trails along the coast and on Aristotle’s mountain, which is protected by the EU treaty Natura 2000. There are also numerous biking trails. Each route is connected to an international historical uniqueness: •Mount Athos and the Byzantine Empire, • Philosopher Aristotle - tutor to Alexander the Great, •The Persian wars of antiquity, •The Ottoman period Mamedochoria. This is the difference between walking / biking routes around the world and those in the region around Athos: each one takes visitors to different historical eras and creates an immediate contact with the historical evidence and archaeological findings, thus turning walking - apart from a mere natureloving activity - to a historical tour through monuments and sites with museum value and identity!


The alternatively


The alternatively


2. Sports There are all kinds of sports & alternative tourism.


The alternatively


3. Wines This part of Greece is home to some of the country’s best wines and there are eight wineries and 30 traditional distilleries both inside and outside the holy community.


The alternatively


4. Winter For nature lovers and those who prefer winter holidays, there is a range of activities: nature excursions, horseback riding, collecting mushrooms and fruits from the forest trees...


5. Gastronomy For foodies, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to gastronomy in the Mount Athos area, with a great selection of styles and flavours available, all based on our local organic produce. A few to note are: • Monastic • Asia Minor • Traditional • Mountain • From the islands • Mediterranean Learn more about the famous gastronomy festival, titled MOUNT ATHOS AREA KOUZINA, which last one whole month, from the 15th of May until the 15th of June: www.mountathosarea.org

The alternatively


The alternatively


6. Culture Every summer we organize exciting evenings of Greek culture to honor the Greek philosopher and there is a revival of ‘The Aristotelian’ events, one of the biggest and most famous cultural events in Greek history. Every night, at all the region’s beaches archeological sites, local ports and in every street, bands, theatre groups, actors, poets, singers, and many more artists celebrate the beauty of summer together.


The hotels


In this destination there are 56 hotels, 250 traditional apartments / inns and 20 traditional guesthouses which provide a total of 8.500 beds year round. There is an option for all tastes and budgets. Find them here:


Name

Beds

Address

Telephone Numbers

***** (small luxury hotels of the world) Eagles Palace Resort & Spa

350

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377031047-8, 31101-4 Head Office: +30 2310269421-9 Athens Office: +30 2103613059

720

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377031424, 31402, +30 2310328860

606

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377071012

Athos Villas

48

63075 Akti Komitsa

+30 2394041813

Theoxenia

314

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377071060

Ammouliani

52

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051297, 51120

Athorama

60

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377031195

Assa Maris

164

63078 Pyrgadikia

+30 2375092151

Leandros

35

63075 Nea Roda

+30 2377031353

Skites

54

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377071140, 71141

Germany

31

57014 Olympiada

+30 2376051255, 51362

Liotopi

33

57014 Olympiada

+30 2376051257, 51361, 51255, 51362

***** Alexandros Palace Hotel & Suites

**** Aristoteles Holidays Resort & Spa

***

**


Where to stay Fax

E-mail

Website

+30 2377031383

info@eaglespalace.gr

www.eaglespalace.gr

+30 2377031100, +30 2310328861

alexh@mail.otenet.gr

www.alexandros-hotels.gr

+30 2377024000

info@aristoteles.gr

www.aristoteles.gr

+30 2394041813

bookings@athos-villas.gr

www.athos-villas.gr

+30 2377071079

theoxenia@theoxenia.gr

www.theoxenia.gr

+30 2377075130

info@hotelammouliani.gr

www.hotelammouliani.gr

+30 2377071003

athoramahotel@gmail.com

www.athorama.gr

+30 2375092155

info@assa-maris.gr

www.assa-maris.gr

+30 2377031660

info@leandroshotel.gr

www.leandroshotel.gr

+30 2377071132

info@skites.gr

www.skites.gr

+30 2376051255

hotel.liotopi@gmail.com

www.halkidiki.de, www.halkidiki-guenstig.de, www.halkidiki-hotels.gr, www.halkidiki.co.uk

+30 2376051255

hotel.liotopi@gmail.com

www.halkidiki.de, www.halkidiki-guenstig.de, www.halkidiki-hotels.gr, www.halkidiki.co.uk


Name

Beds

Address

Telephone Numbers

Sunrise

89

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051273

Theopisti

25

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377071232, 71316

Hotel Alexandra

17

63075 Nea Roda

+30 2377031111

Thalassa

20

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051098

Xenios Zeus

40

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377071274

Aristidis Rooms

12

63082 Stratoni

+30 23760 22376

Copa Cabbana

7

63075 Nea Roda

+30 6946620138

Chrisos Ilios

8

63082 Stratoni

+30 6979721634

Giota Studios

10

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051335

8

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377071255

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Appartments

Emmeleia Accommodation Katerina

10

63075 Nea Roda

+30 6977999192

Lena

24

63075 Nea Roda

+30 2377031567

Melydron

12

63075 Nea Roda

+30 6977261589

Marianni

8

57014 Olympiada

+30 2376051504

Natasa

9

63075 Ierissos

+30 2377022930

Olympiada Rooms

12

57014 Olympiada

+30 6987140533

Philippos

28

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051326

Platanos

21

57014 Olympiada

+30 2376051265

Roula

10

63082 Stratoni

+30 2376022541

Thea

8

63075 Ammouliani

Yasoo Holiday Apartments

18

57014 Olympiada

+30 6983153300

Vidas’ Villas

10

63075 Ammouliani

+30 6972807025

8

57014 Olympiada

+30 6948289281

Villa Anna


Where to stay Fax

E-mail

Website

+30 2377051174

info@sunrise-ammouliani.gr

www.sunrise-ammouliani.gr

+30 2377071042

theopistihotel@yahoo.gr

+30 2377031141

info@alexandrahotel.gr

+30 2377051344

thalassahotel@hotmail.com

+30 2377071185

zeus@ouranoupoli.com

www.ouranoupoli.com/zeus

aristidis-rooms@aristidis-rooms.gr

www.aristidis-rooms.gr

alexandrospashalidis@yahoo.com

www.copa-cabbana.com

www.hotel-Alexandra.roomstorent.info

kara.theodora@gmail.com giotastudio@yahoo.gr

www.giota-studios.gr

info@maria-ouranoupoli.gr lvalsamis@hol.gr +30 2377031567

lenapan20@yahoo.com

www.hotels-in-greece.com/athos/lena

info@melidron-nearoda.com

www.melidron-nearoda.com

info@marianni.gr

www.marianni.gr

info@natasa-appartments.com fanisrooms@hotmail.com

www.olympiada-rooms.gr

tasoula.kiaki@gmail.com anastasiadousou@yahoo.gr flygod@live.com yasoo.holidays@gmail.com

www.yasoo-apartments.gr

vida@vidasvillas.com

www.vidasvillas.com

yannakam@yahoo.gr

www.olimpiada.gr/villayanna


Name

Beds

Address

Telephone Numbers

Traditional Inns Alkyonis

16

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051441

Archontiko

19

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051444

Archontiko Toliadis

14

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377071401

Athos Bay Villas

18

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051044

Gemeli

16

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377440037

Dominici

6

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051011

En Iko Cristianna

9

57014 Olympiada

+30 2376051455, +30 6977261662

Helianthus

14

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051155

Hotel Giorgos

18

63075 Ammouliani

+30 237751121

Ikies Alexandrou

16

63074 Arnea

+30 2372023210, 23211, +30 6944641656

Ikies Mitsiou

12

63074 Arnea

+30 2371022744

Ismini

20

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051407, +30 6974320921

Kaldera

12

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051058

Kargas Apartments

18

57014 Olympiada

+30 2376051000

Konaki

22

63074 Arnea

+30 2372022991, 21109

Limanaki

20

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051342

Niriides

18

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051233, 51154, +30 6945371581

9

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051197

Pansion Katerina

14

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 2377071135

Pasalimani

18

63075 Ammouliani

+30 2377051133

Para thin alos

20

63075 Nea Roda

+30 2377031221

Prasino Horio

20

63074 Arnea

+30 2372022090

Pansion Anastasia

Princess

7

63075 Ouranoupoli

+30 23770 71085

Rodamos

15

63100 Cholomontas

+30 6948041063

16

63076 Gomati-Panagia

+30 2372300386

Traditional Inns & Farms Platanorema


Where to stay Fax

E-mail

info@alkyonis-apartments.gr +30 2377051444

Website

www.alkyonis-apartments.gr

arhontikoammouliani@gmail.com www.archontiko-ammouliani.gr info@archodiko.gr

www.archodiko.gr

info@athosbay.gr

www.athosbay.gr

trigonaki@gmail.com

www.gemeli.gr

annarodo@yahoo.gr info@en-iko-christianna.gr

www.en-iko-christianna.gr

info@helianthus.gr

www.helianthus.gr

eirini.t30@hotmail.com +30 2310227767

inn@oikia-alexandrou.gr

www.oikia-alexandrou.gr

+30 2372022877

welcome@mitsiou.gr

www.mitsiou.gr

+30 2377051408

Ammouliani@gmail.com

www.hotelismini.gr

info@kalntera.com

www.kalntera.com

info@kargas-apartments.gr

www.kargas-apartments.gr

hotelkonaki@otenet.gr

www.hotelkonaki.com

+30 2372021115

sakarellou@gmail.com info@niriideshotel.gr +30 2377051196

nasa_19871@hotmail.com

www.pansionanastasia.gr

+30 2377071135

konrigas@ath.forthnet.gr

www,pansionkaterina.com

tasarasx@yahoo.gr +30 2372022097

vaip@otenet.gr

www.parathinalos.net

info@prasinohorio.gr

www.prasinohorio.gr

info@ouranoupolis-princess.com

www.ouranoupolis-princess.com

info@rodamos.gr

www.rodamos.gr

info@platanorema.gr

www.platanorema.gr


In this destination your customers “will do” – not only “will see”: 1. Cruise around Mount Athos A unique religious experience! Mt Athos is a self-governed monastic state (country within a country), that automatically makes the destination a pilgrimage of world importance. The peninsula has 2.200 monks and 20 monasteries of Byzantine architecture, as well as 12 cloisters and 800 cells. Every year a million visitors marvel at the cradle of Orthodox Christianity which for over a thousand years lives under the rules of byzantine times. Mt Athos is a large museum of byzantine and post-byzantine art. Murals, rich libraries, mosaics, priceless artworks, functional utensils and relics are being kept in the monasteries and make your visit a one-of-a-kind religious experience. Around the area there are numerous religious monuments that attract anually thousands of visitors. http://en.mountathosarea.org/what-to-do/religious-tourism/

The highlights


In this destination your customers “will do” - not only “will see”: 1. Cruise around Mount Athos A unique religious experience! Mt Athos is a self-governed monastic state (country within a country), that automatically makes the destination a pilgrimage of world importance. The peninsula has 2.200 monks and 20 monasteries of Byzantine architecture, as well as 12 cloisters and 800 cells. Every year a million visitors marvel at the cradle of Orthodox Christianity which for over a thousand years lives under the rules of byzantine times. Mt Athos is a large museum of byzantine and post-byzantine art. Murals, rich libraries, mosaics, priceless artworks, functional utensils and relics are being kept in the monasteries and make your visit a one-of-a-kind religious experience. Around the area there are numerous religious monuments that attract anually thousands of visitors. http://en.mountathosarea.org/what-to-do/religious-tourism/

The highlights


2. Sailing around Mount Athos Gulf A daily exploration in the Athonite Gulf with the luxurious sailing boats of Acrobat Yachting, which set off from various points of the region and guide you to the monasteries of the west side of Mount Athos, the golden sandy beaches of Ammouliani, and the islets Drenia with the characteristic crystal clear waters! The history, the culture, the Aegean landscape, and the Mediterranean aura will make this tour a life experience! http://en.mountathosarea.org/what-to-do/εκδρομές-με-ιστιοφόρο/

The highlights


3. The ancient sites It is really rare, so many ancient sites and monuments neighbouring each other, existing in an area, where the historical data compose such a rare and of high importance route. Mount Athos Area presents nowadays its history through its ancient sites, the monuments and its museums: • The Hellenistic city of Stageira • Zigou Monastery • Ancient Akanthos • The Sanctuary of Ancient Ouranoupoli • Sidirokafsia • Castle Neposi Your customers can visit them at every opportunity, following the existing archaeological routes, or even by creating their own!

The highlights


4. The museums In our museums see unusual findings and alternative types of development. • The weaving Museum of Arnea • The folklore museum of Arnea • The cultural center of Ierissos • The Prosforiou Tower • The Park of Aristotle

The highlights


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MAP OF MOUNT ATHOS AREA Routes to Mount Athos Area

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Thessaloniki > Poligiros > Vrastama > Gomati > Ierissos > Ouranoupoli

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Thessaloniki > Ag. Prodromos > Paleochora > Arnea > Paleochori > M.Panagia > Gomati > Ierissos > Ouranoupoli

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Thessaloniki > Rentina > Stavros > Olympiada > Ierissos > Ouranoupoli

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Mount Athos Area (Halkidiki) lies just a few kilometers from the MACEDONIA airport (Thessaloniki), which offers connections to the largest European airline networks. A great network of transportation facilities is available for your customers.

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Protected Areas Νatura European Network Taxiarhis - Poligiros

Sithonia Peninsula

Mount Holomontas

Mount Athos

Mount Itamos - Sithonia

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Access to the destination


The highlights What can be done?


In this destination we invite you to develop profitable business programs, cooperating directly with the hoteliers – members or with the local travel agents – we can provide information and full support. German Russia Greece GB Italy

Bulgaria Serbia Romania Austria Holland

Turkey Ukraine US Scandinavia


We are waiting for you!


MOUNT ATHOS AREA ORGANISATION 63075 Ouranoupoli, Halkidiki Tel. & Fax: +30 2377021139 e-mail: info@mountathosarea.org www.mountathosarea.org

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