Village in Central Macedonia

Close to the famous philosopher's birthplace, here you will find Aristotle's Theme Park, a series of beaches, and boat tours to Mount Athos.

Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in Ierissos

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.

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Ancient Akanthos

The remains of an ancient city that was extending to three hills, offer an ideal opportunity for an educative and recreative walk.

↘ SE
≈ 1.1km

Port of Ierissos

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

↘ SE
≈ 1.8km

Nea Roda Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

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

↘ SE
≈ 5.9km
A panoramic photo that shows a part of the Voulitsa Beach at Nea Roda of Halkidiki.
photo: Chryspan at English Wikipedia

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.

→ E
≈ 7.7km

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.

↙ SW
≈ 8km


An absolute hidden gem in terms of natural beauty, delicious food, and astonishing beaches, this place is the only inhabited island of Halkidiki.

↘ SE
≈ 11.4km

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.

Byzantine Tower of Prosphorion, Ouranoupoli

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

↘ SE
≈ 16.7km

Drenia Island Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

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

↘ SE
≈ 16.9km

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.

↘ SE
≈ 16.9km

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.

↑ N
≈ 18.4km
A photo depicting a family to enjoy the sun and the water at the Kampos (Ladhario) beach of Pyrgadikia.
photo: Pyraechmes

Kampos (Ladhario) Beach, Pyrgadikia

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

↙ SW
≈ 19.2km
The remains and the main entrance of the main church of the ancient monastery of Zygos.
photo: Knop92

Zygou (Ancient) Monastery

«Moni Zygou»

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

↘ SE
≈ 19.6km

Aristotle's Park, Stagira

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

↖ NW
≈ 25.5km

Mount Athos

The Holy Mountain is a monastic state of pristine beauty without much technology. No women are allowed in, and men follow the monks' program.

↘ SE
≈ 29.6km

Sithonia Halkidiki

If you prefer natural beauty to nightlife, Sithonia is abundant with isolated beaches, glamorous beach bars, and scenic drives. Best for families.

↓ S
≈ 30.8km

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.

↑ N
≈ 31.4km

Olympiada, Chalkidiki

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

↑ N
≈ 31.8km

Olympiada Beach, Aristotelis Halkidiki

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

↑ N
≈ 31.9km

Varvara Waterfalls

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

↖ NW
≈ 36.1km


This traditional settlement of mountainous Halkidiki is famous for its architecture and picturesque surrounding landscape. Explore on foot and by car.

← W
≈ 36.2km

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.