Ierissos (also know as Yerisso or Erisso) is one of the largest towns on Halkidiki peninsula, located on the eastern coast near Mount Athos, 118 km away from Thessaloniki. Its permanent residents are more than 3000.
Ierissos is a place rich in history, dating back to 7th century B.C, successor of the ancient colony of Acanthus. At a close distance you can see the village of Stagira - the birthplace of Aristotle.
Today Ierissos is an important harbour, known throughout Greece for its delicious fish. Tourists are attracted not only by the fish tavernas, but also by the long beach with fine sand, awarded Blue Flag. The water is shallow and very clean.
The most famous sights in Ierissos include the aquarium of 40 cubic meters with various fishes from the area and a windmill with café.
highlights: long beach with fine sand and fish tavernas, village in Mount Athos, Halkidiki, Greece