Top 10 Things to do in Ierissos, Greece

January 17, 2018 Jacquiline Delozier

Ierissos (Greek: Ιερισσός) is a small town on the east coast of the Akti peninsula in Chalkidiki, Greece. It is located 160 km from Thessaloniki, and 10km from the border of the Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain, or Mount Athos. It is the site of Ancient city and former bishopric Hierissus, and as such remains a Latin Catholic titular see. Ferries run from Ierissos to the east coast of Mount Athos.
Restaurants in Ierissos

1. Carduus Bike

Ierissos 63075, Greece
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5 based on 3 reviews

Carduus Bike

Reviewed By Lily07B

If you like riding a bike - here is the place to come! You can hire all kind of bikes - for a nice tour in the village or in the beautiful Mountains around! The owner offers also guiding bike tours - he's very helpful and you'll have an amazing time!! :-)

2. Water Sports Centre of Nea Roda

Next to Eagles Palace Hotel, Nea Roda 630 75, Greece
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5 based on 45 reviews

Water Sports Centre of Nea Roda

Reviewed By Liza W

We loved spending our days down at the Water Sports centre with Dinos and Xenia, they were completely flexible with whatever we wanted to do, very reasonably priced and excellent teachers. We stayed at Eagle's palace but loved Dinos relaxed and accomodating attitude so did all...MoreThank you very much dear Lisa for choosing us for your water sports activities. We are happy to know that we did your holidays a bit better. We hope you come again all 3 of you soon!

3. Alykes beach

Ammouliani, Greece
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4.5 based on 172 reviews

Alykes beach

Reviewed By Beatrice H - Moosburg, Germany

Nice big beach, flat and kid-friendly.
Shallow water, very clear and safe.
3 beach bars to choose from, all playing their music- sometimes this gets a bit much with overlapping tunes.
Lots of space on the beach if you bring your own gear or play ball.
Parking only steps away.
There is more private Beaches on the island, but this is probably the biggest beach here.

4. Athos Sea Cruises

Ammouliani | Ormos Panagias, Ouranoupolis 630 75, Greece
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4 based on 208 reviews

Athos Sea Cruises

Athos Sea Cruises - Mount Athos cruise Ship departs once up to twice a day from Ouranoupolis port, right next to the "gates" of Holy Mount Athos. The ship heads to the southwestern part of Mount Athos peninsula. In 15 minutes reach the first Russian cloister and after sailing by unique Beaches, it arrives in the area of the first monastery, Iera Moni Dochiariou and follows other 7 monasteries, as well as the Holy Mount's central port, Daphni, and finally the cloisters, small villages, where groups of monks live in every house. During the cruise visitors have the chance to admire the untouched nature and the unique architecture of Mount Athos monasteries. There is an audio guide tour in different languages (Greek, English, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Bulgarian and German). In these beautiful calm turquoise waters you will see very often dolphins to follow the ship. There is a restaurant, a bar and a small exhibition of souvenirs in the ship. There is also the possibility after agreement of pilgrimage of holy remnants during the cruise.

Reviewed By Margarita P - Punta del Este, Uruguay

Between the large groups of older ladies screaming at each other, the very potent boat engine, and the disco-level loudness of the "soundtrack" that narrates a terrible script in four or five languages, the trip was utter torture. There must be a better way to do this.

5. Maori Beach Bar

Pirgos Beach | Chalkidiki, Gomati 630 75, Greece +30 231 550 2566
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Maori Beach Bar

Across the magnificent beach of Pirgos, right on the edge of the bay formed by the second and third peninsula of the region of Chalkidiki, facing the historical Mount Athos and the lovely island of Ammouliani, the bright white of the sand and the deep blue of the sea magically merge into one another and give birth to the beautiful Maori Beach Bar. The venue is largely made by sustainable materials and is harmonically blended with its surroundings. It fully embodies the refreshing and laidback notion of the summer in the Aegean archipelagos. It offers a wide range of tasty snacks, top-notch coffee options, and refreshing cocktails and drinks. Also, it hosts exciting music live sets, eclectic cultural events and never-ending parties.

Reviewed By Ognjen72 - Bgd

With its tropical atmosphere, bamboo furniture, wood combined with rocks, sea and prevalent everywhere Asian spirit - all together makes "Cocus Beach Bar", which found a beautiful beach, "moored" to it and now invites you to plunge into the coolest summer. Best ever, just enjoy

6. Athos Taxi & Transfer Services

Ierissos 63075, Greece +30 2377 022585
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Athos Taxi & Transfer Services

We operate in the area of ​​Thessaloniki, Mount Athos, Ouranoupoli and Ierissos since 2000. As residents and knowledgeable about the area, we are now distinguished in the transportation industry for 17 years. We work with the best tour operators and the best hotels in the area.

7. Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis

Ouranoupolis, Greece
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Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis

Reviewed By Hans N - Haarlem, The Netherlands

Actually the only thing to see in the village. An infortative display explains the history of the building that goes back to the 14th century.

8. Explore Outside

2 Gazias, Ouranoupoli 630 75, Greece
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Explore Outside

We offer Adventure Activities in Greece for and by people who are outdoor enthusiasts. We have turned our passion for travel and love of adventure into a business that brings that perfect trip to life. Moreover, we specialize in adventure management. Whether it is the perfect adventure itinerary based on your hotel or daily event planning, we deliver unique experiences and fun to do activities.

Reviewed By MotiBar2014 - Tel Aviv, Israel

Would like to highly recommend to any and all people traveling around this area to take this amazing experience: 6-7 hour Kayaking with Pavlos Zitakis, one of the nicest and funnest tour guides we've encountered. Really fun and challenging activity around Greek Islands! Truly recommend it!! :) - Moti

9. Eirinikos Glassbottom Cruises

Redinas - Ouranoupolis, Ouranoupolis 630 75, Greece
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5 based on 38 reviews

Eirinikos Glassbottom Cruises

Under the imposing sight of Mt.Athos and tracing the steps of King Xerxes,the daily cruises of "Eirinikos Glassbottom",with departures from the ports of Ouranoupolis and Ormos Panagias to unique destinations,reveal the secrets of the deep and the historical and the religious tradition of Halkidiki -Mount Athos Cruises -Ammouliani -Vourvourou -Sunset Cruises -Fishing Trips

Reviewed By Niki S

Amazing experience in a beautiful boat! Exeptionally good service from a staff that smiled all the time and enjoyed the cruise with us! Very clean and tidy! I would highly recomend it to everyone!!!

10. Megali Ammos beach

Glastri Street, Ammouliani 630 75, Greece
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4.5 based on 65 reviews

Megali Ammos beach

Reviewed By Στέφανος Σ

The temperature riches 40 degrees C, i found a shelter under a wild pear tree .Everything is light mixed withe the azure colour of the aegean.I am nowhere iam everywhere iam on a small island of 1000 square meters .I hear the crickets sing and i smell the saulty perfum of the sea , i am on a island called fry pan in front of Ouranoupoli .
Here my soul at last is happy .Here my soul can rest.
Drenia Islands visit the last resort away from civilazation and so close to it

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