The only populated island of Central Macedonia, Ammouliani island has turned into one of the top tourism destinations for independent travellers!
The 2 nautical miles separating the main settlement of Ammouliani from the port of Tripiti are covered in less than 15 minutes by ferry. The island of Ammouliani looks like a paradise with low hills, few olive trees but many exotic beaches with crystal clear, turquoise waters.
The main village of Ammouliani is built like an amphitheatre above the port, with beautiful tiled roofs, verdant gardens and little alleys to walk around.
In early 1925, the tiny island was given to the refuges of Asia Minor and especially from the island of Propontida (Gallimi, Pasalimani, Skoupia). These refugees coming from regions nearby Instabul brought with them their culture, customs and values as well as a knowledge of the sea on which the development of the island is based. This is why the island has the second largest fleet of fishing boats in Greece!
Worth it to see:
- The Folklore Museum of Ammouliani so you can delve deeper into the history of the local people.
- The majestic church of Agios Nikolaos, built in 1865 on the island’s central square.
- The building of the oldest school in Halkidiki, dating back to 1871.
- The old shipyard or “Arsanas”, an important landmark of Ammouliani and a typical example of the distinctive architecture of Mount Athos, where the monks used to keep their boats.
- Rent a boat or join a tour to the nearby complex of islets, called Drenia and spend the day on your own little island.
Don’t miss it!
Ypoy can't leave Ammouliani without trying fish and seafood
which will be the fresiest that you have ever tasted.