Ierissos

Ierissos with a population of about 3,000 residents, is in the third leg of Chalkidiki, just 100 km from Thessaloniki. Known as the Ancient Acanthos, inhabited since prehistoric times, is now a modern seaside town with rich historical and cultural heritage and a tourist center.

Through the town of Ierissos passes the road to Ouranoupolis, which is the entrance to Mount Athos. Due to the proximity of the city on Mount Athos, many people visit Ierissos during their transition to it. In Ierissos there are beaches with golden sand and blue waters. The 11 km long beach in front of the town, with crystal clear water is an attraction for tourists and offers pleasant relaxation. For those who desire nightlife, there are many bars and discos.

On the beach of Ierissos you can visit the aquarium which is open since May 2005 with no entrance fee, and hosts fish and other sea species of the area. Also, in the auditorium of stereoscopic projection (3D), features three-dimensional digital video projection of high definition.

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