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Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis

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Address: Ouranoupolis, Greece

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History meets the sun and fun

Nice place to visit while cooling down from the hot sun of Ouranopolis. Close to the small port, close to the restaurants area, why not seeing it...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Gil13AR
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Arad County, Romania
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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to the Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis from shore and from the fast ferry boat that I took when I visited the monasteries on the peninsula of Holy Mount Athos. Well worth the visit.

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building gives Ouranopoli its charm. It is an old fort style building located right near the ferry docks. It is an impressive site when returning from sea. Unable to enter.

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Thank john m
Variko, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Byzantine Tower is a fine example of monastic architecture. However, nine out of ten people pay little or no attention to it, other than to photograph it. It is more a museum rather than a monastic site. For those that cannot visit the monastic state it provides the possibility to get a feeling of the religionness of the region.

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Arad County, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice place to visit while cooling down from the hot sun of Ouranopolis. Close to the small port, close to the restaurants area, why not seeing it...

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Thank Gil13AR
Thessaloniki, Greece
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

On of the best monument in Halkidiki. The staff can give you further information on places on the border of monastic Athos ( Mount Athos )

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Well I think the people who reviewed this tower were lucky to get in, or did they. Every time we have gone to the tower it has been closed. We ask the taxi drivers and they just say its closed.

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Thank orips
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We didn't go inside the tower, because it was closed. Looks nice from the outside though. Otherwise there's just cheap tourist stuff to buy, the same in every single shop. If you speak Russian, are orthodox and love to buy overly kitschy, expensive icones, jewelry and what not else, you're in the right place. I really can't see why this... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The main attraction in the city, easy to come and go around, very beautiful whet is sunset, the perfect light to make a photos of it..

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I think is a nice place,and I had a few pictures. Ouranopoulis is a small town and this is the only interesting place.

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1 Thank gracav
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Impressed and tears at the sight of this vestige of the past, present and future in a special settlement located on the border of the Holy Mount Athos .

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Thank Madalina M

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