Distance form the airport → 78km
Ormylia is a small village located between Kassandra and Sithonia in Halkidiki surrounded by olive groves, pine trees, and stone-built mountainside churches. The nearest in Ormylia tourist resort is Psakoudia which combines the green of the pines and the blue of the clear sea.
It is said that Ormylia village has great historic interest. It was built on Sermyli’s ancient town, a colony of Halkida in Evia which had been languished thus during the Byzantine Era, it managed to flourish again; when Kallipolis castle was built nearby. Fortunately, two centuries later, the settlement was destroyed by the Ottomans, but the survival Christians started to build the present village, which was burned down in 1821 and rebuilt again as it is now formed.
It is inhabited by indigenous residents and has all those characteristics of the old settlements of Halkidiki. The oldest building is the church of Saint George (1818) while some other buildings are preserved: the church tower bell, some old mansions and the old Primary School, which was built in 1909 and remains well preserved in an excellent condition.
The Ormylia Foundation, Center for Social Advancement, Disease Prevention and Medical Research, “Panagia Philanthropini” was founded in 1982, eight years after the foundation of the Orthodox Christian Convent of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Ormylia, Halkidiki.
The mission of the Center is to comfort and alleviate the suffering of human beings without preference to race, religion, gender, or creed. Serving others through the use of medical science has been a special mission of Orthodox Monasticism since early Christian times. These services contribute to the development of human beings made in God’s image supporting those in need through practical works of love. It is in this spirit that the Center provides high-quality standardized cancer tests for the underserved. Together with the medical services, spiritual and social support, humanitarian aid, public health education and other works of love for the people of northern Greece and beyond are offered.
More information about the foundation
can be found here: Ormylia Foundation
Buy fresh fruits and honey from the kiosks located at the side pf the roads!