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Village in Central Macedonia

Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in or near Ierissos

Port of Ierissos

Picturesque shelter-port for numerous fishing & sailing boats, also connected with the northern-east coast of Mount Athos with a speedboat.

Ancient columns and foundations as remains of the ancient city of Akanthos in Halkidiki.
← W   < 1km

Ancient Akanthos, Ierissos

The remains of an ancient city that was extending to three hills, offer an ideal opportunity for an educative and recreative walk.
A photo of the Ierissos sandy beach taken among the trees that reach the coast.
↖ NW   ≈ 1.8km

Ierissos Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

One of the longest beaches in north-eastern Halkidiki. Organized and close to the homonymous settlement that includes all the facilities.

A photo of sunbeds and umbrellas at the Nea Roda beach of Aristotelis Halkidiki.
↘ SE   ≈ 4.1km

Nea Roda Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

Long sandy beach just in front of the homonymous settlement with numerous tavernas and beach bars.

A panoramic photo that shows a part of the Voulitsa Beach at Nea Roda of Halkidiki.
photo: Chryspan at English Wikipedia
→ E   ≈ 6km

Voulitsa Beach, Nea Roda

Small sandy cove that can be reached through a decent dirt road. It has relatively deep waters and hosts a beach bar that dominates the area.

A picture taken from the sea depicts people in the water and umbrellas and sunbeds at the Develiki Beach.
↙ SW   ≈ 8.7km

Develiki Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

Tiny fisherman settlement with the homonymous quiet beach that is partly organized but hosts two tavernas famous for their fresh fish.

A part of Alikes beach on the island of Ammouliani including umbrellas, sunbeds, and the beach bar facilities.
↓ S   ≈ 10km


The absolute hidden gem in terms of natural beauty and astonishing beaches is the only inhabited island of Halkidiki.

A picture taken for the daily cruises ship and depicts the ferry boat with a monastery in the background.
↘ SE   ≈ 14.9km

Mount Athos Boat Trips / Cruises

Three-hour boat trip carried out daily from April to October, that can be followed by everyone and shows the beauties of Mount Athos landscape.

The tower of Prosphorion at the seafront of Ouranoupoli during a cloudy day.
↘ SE   ≈ 15km

Byzantine Tower of Prosphorion, Ouranoupoli

A 12th century Byzantine tower at the seafront of Ouranoupoli that serves as a local trademark.

An aerial image showing Ouranoupolis Beach as well as a part of the homonymous settlement.
↘ SE   ≈ 15.2km

Ouranoupolis Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

The homonymous settlement is the last town before Mount Athos, while the local beach stands for its fine sand and the nearby quality resorts.

An overview of a part of the sandy of Drenia Island in Halkidiki.
↘ SE   ≈ 15.3km

Drenia Island Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

Blue-green sandy beach of an uninhabited islet, hosting a restaurant & a beach bar in the summer.

The remains and the main entrance of the main church of the ancient monastery of Zygos.
photo: Knop92
↘ SE   ≈ 17.9km

Zygou (Ancient) Monastery

« Moni Zygou »

An ancient monastery of Mount Athos that was abandoned at the beginning of the 12th century.

An overview of the settlement of Stratoni that includes Stratoni Beach.
↖ NW   ≈ 19.8km

Stratoni Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

A well-organized public beach that stands for its sand and takes advantage of the amenities and the infrastructure of the local settlement.

A photo depicting a family to enjoy the sun and the water at the Kampos (Ladhario) beach of Pyrgadikia.
photo: Pyraechmes
← W   ≈ 20.4km

Kampos (Ladhario) Beach, Pyrgadikia

A large semi-organized sandy beach with a beach bar, as well as beach volley and soccer fields.

The statue of Aristotle, an interactive instrument, and the mountain behind the Aristotle's Park.
↖ NW   ≈ 27.2km

Aristotle's Park, Stagira

An absolutely worth-visiting theme park that educates the public about Aristotle's physics rules through interactive appliances.

The sunrise over the cliffs of Mount Athos while the sun is reflecting at the calm waters of the Aegean sea.
→ E   ≈ 27.9km

Mount Athos

A unique monastic state within the borders of Greece that is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, hosts only male monks, and can be visited by males.

Clear waters, a small fishing boat on the sand, and dense vegetation very close to the beach of Galini, Neos Marmaras.
↙ SW   ≈ 31km

Sithonia Halkidiki

Numerous untouched natural landscapes, countless isolated beaches, and picturesque traditional villages can characterize this unique region.

The remnants of the Stagira archaeological site with the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as a background.
↑ N   ≈ 32.8km

Archaeological Site of Ancient Stageira

The remnants of an ancient city that is exceptionally famous due to the fact that it is the homeplace of the ancient philosopher Aristotle.

The coastal promenade next to the beach of Olympiada.
↖ NW   ≈ 33.3km

Olympiada, Chalkidiki

Settlement that was founded by Greek refugees from Asia Minor and bears the name of the mother of Alexander the Great.

A photo of the Olympiada Beach of Halkidiki.
↖ NW   ≈ 33.3km

Olympiada Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

Sandy beach with pebbles while entering the water, while it offers numerous food and drink choices.

A close up picture of the waterfalls of Varvara in Halkidiki.
↖ NW   ≈ 37.7km

Varvara Waterfalls

Hidden in an area of natural beauty and dense vegetation is a unique and stunning destination that attracts many relaxation seekers.

A typical street of Arnaia and houses with the traditional architecture.
↖ NW   ≈ 38km


Traditional settlement of the mountainous Halkidiki that is famous for the local architecture and the picturesque surrounding landscape.

Questions & Answers about Ierissos

Why Visit Ierissos?
  • With developed tourist facilities and infrastructure, and a beach that is 11 km long.
  • The biggest village of the municipality with nearly 3.500 inhabitants.
  • An entering point for the monastic state of Mount Athos.