Distance from the airport → 102km
Ierissos is the oldest and largest village and the capital of the Municipality of Aristotle. It stands on the site of ancient Akanthos, a colony of settlers from Andros, and was first inhabited in prehistoric times.
Today's settlement was built from the ground up, since the fatal earthquake on 1932. Excavations proved that today's city is built on top of the ancient cemetery of Akranthos.
Modern Ierissos is a well-organized resort and an ideal destination for unforgettable holidays.
Just 1km to the northwest, you can see the impressive tower of Krouna standing there since the 15th century!
Ierissos is an important harbour of Nothern Greece with a remarkable fishing fleet. The residents were considered to be great shipbuilders, carrying on an ancient craft from generation to generation. The shipyards of Ierissos were some of the most significant in Greece with famous shipbuilders. You will notice the old "karnagia" -as they call them next- when you drive from Ierissos to Nea Roda.
Join an interesting custom celebrated every third day of Easter
which is called the Black Threshing Floor.