Located on the green hills of the Athos Peninsula, 2 km. away from Ouranoupolis village and 110 km. away from the airport of Thessaloniki “Macedonia”, Akrathos Beach 4 Star Hotel offers contemporary and stylish accommodation to the guests.
The olive plantations
Harvesting olives from the plantations of Akrathos Beach Hotel is a family affair, but something that we like to share with friends and guests.
It is one of the most pleasant moments in the hotel since we share the precious production, extra virgin olive oil, which we consume cooking and eating meals, and providing our guests as well.
We will be happy to join us at the harvest time and try the product which we cultivate with so much care for lots of years.
Ouranoupoli, the cosmopolitan village that seperates with its borders the secular and the monks’ land, offers generously though its charm to visitors and pilgrims.
A settlement founded by refugees that came from Minor Asia, Ouranoupoli does know how to keep tradition and offers unique images. The Tower, the narrow alleys, the cobbled streets, the port with the pilgrims and the monks create unprecedented scenery, putting its visitors in an impressive theatrical setting.
Besides, Ouranoupoli in Greek means the town of the sky…
Mount Athos is considered as the unique alive monument in the world that reflects the Orthodoxy and the byzantine art through the frescoes, the monasteries’ architecture, the treasures, the rare icons.
The land borders are located at Ouranoupoli, and lots of pilgrims visit Mount Athos daily by the boat, following the procedure of issuing Diamonitirio (visa).
The first references of monks at Mount Athos are recorded at the first half of the 9th century, where they lived in small huts and caves. Through the pass of the years the monastic life has been organized, reaching the today’s form.
In the mid-10th century, the peninsula of Athos had been recorded as Mount Athos, when much later, in 1926 had been declared as autonomous state. The “avaton” was enshrined with imperial chrysobulls, articles of international regulations, Greek constitutions and legislative decree, which stipulate the prohibition of women’s entry.
The monasteries are communes, which means for all monks are all in common, the food, the housing, the property, the prayer, the work.