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The little known Ammouliani Island

Ammouliani is an island off of the gulf of Athos peninsula (the third peninsula of Halkidiki). It is the only island of Halkidiki that’s inhabited.

The tiny island of Ammouliani is Halkidiki’s best-kept secret, with Greece’s finest beaches, exotic and unspoiled islands to explore, and delicious seafood to indulge in.

The crystal blue waters on this island are some of the best in Greece. Since the island is not packed with tourists, you can actually enjoy the islands’ beauty.

Most of the taverns and shops are situated around the port, however many cafes and taverns can also be found across the island. Unlike the Cyclades or other islands found in Greece, Ammouliani is covered in green and olive trees.

With a size of 4.5 square kilometres, Ammouliani is ideal for anyone looking for a short but worthwhile vacation.

On Ammouliani Island, you can find some of the most spectacular beaches of Halkidiki.

Alykes, Megali Ammos, Karagatsia and Kalopigado are only some of them. Nearly all beaches are well organised, but simultaneously they maintain a peaceful environment.

By renting a boat, you can access many more isolated beaches on Ammouliani Island or the nearby Drenia Islands. The golden sand and the blue-green water are ideal for swimming, snorkelling or fishing.

How to get to Ammouliani

The only way to reach the island of Ammouliani is by taking the ferry from the port of Tripiti, Halkidiki (about 2 hour drive from Thessaloniki).

The price per passenger is 2.20€ and for a normal passenger car it is 10.10€. There is a ferry ride to the island every hour. The ride to the island is about 15 minutes long.

Information about Ammouliani

• There is a public bus that can take you to the beaches, however,  it only runs once an hour.
• You can rent cars, motorcycles or bikes to tour the island.
• The last ferry from Ammouliani to Tripiti leaves 7 PM (until July 2nd) and 7:45 PM (July 3rd-September 10th)  so make sure not to miss it or else you’re going to be stuck on the island!
• There is one big hotel complex, the rest are family owned hotels, studios or rooms to rent; there are also two camping sites.

Ammouliani offers everything a tourist might need, from supermarkets to souvenir shops, to taverns,  to fast food and cafes, and to beach bars. This is the perfect island for anyone who needs a quick getaway from the city or for whoever wants a quiet and relaxing vacation.

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