Postcard from an Ammouliani bay in bloom, Greece

Ammouliani is a small island in Halkidiki, Greece. It is reached by regular ferries from the nearby fishing village of Ouranoupolis. The small town is typical of many in Greece with restaurants, shops and several hotels, there were few tourists mingling with the locals in the taverns. It still feels unspoilt though possibly a little different in the height of …

Postcard from Ouranoupolis a Greek fishing village

The traditional Greek fishing village of Ouranoupolis in Halkidiki is the gateway to Mount Athos. Pilgrims congregate here collecting long arranged visas and waiting for the ferry to the peninsula. If travelling during the holy week of Easter a stop at one of the restaurants for a ‘last meal’ before fasting on “The Holy Mountain” has become a tradition too. …