Vourvourou is a charming coastal village surrounded by rocky coves, offering a variety of bars and seafood taverns for visitors to enjoy. The area boasts sheltered, shallow-water beaches like Karidi and Xifara, perfect for swimming and diving. Boat rentals are available for easy access to the uninhabited islands nearby. Hiking trails through the pine forest and up Mt. Itamos provide breathtaking views of the village and gulf.

In the 10th century, Vourvourou was known as the “land of the Vourvourioi” and was later granted to the Xenophontos monastery of Mount Athos. Throughout history, ownership of the land changed hands until the monks of Simonopetra monastery sold it to Russian monks in the 19th century, leading to a conflict with the local inhabitants.

Vourvourou itself is not a traditional village with a central square or deep historical roots. Rather, it is a strip of shops, tavernas, and rental accommodations, primarily catering to seasonal visitors with few permanent residents.

In the 1960s, the University of Thessaloniki’s teaching staff established a holiday resort in a private area known as Vourvourou. Designed by Professor Thales Argyropoulos, the resort is renowned for its eco-friendly design and preservation of the natural surroundings, making it one of Greece’s most prestigious resorts of its kind. Excavations in 1974 at the chapel of Panagia in Vourvourou revealed ruins believed to be part of the monastery of Ieromnimon.

Diaporos Island (Greek: Διάπορος) is a small island measuring approximately one and a half square miles located in the Singitic Gulf, Chalkidiki, in northern Greece. Initially uninhabited in 1950, the island has seen an increase in private holiday home construction since the 1980s. During the summer months, Diaporos Island attracts numerous visitors, particularly to the popular beach at Galana Nera. As of the 2021 census, the island still does not have a permanent population.

A unique place has unique colors, patterns, shapes, lines . The nature is the artist, the creator, the painter.From above the view is different and only the birds enjoying the spectacular view.

Earth colors and a turquoise variation around the rocks is a complex of materials who build the gulf and the islands

While navigating the waters, guests can take in the breathtaking scenery of the pine-covered mountain Itamos to the west and Mount Athos to the east. Capture memorable photos to share with loved ones.

Swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon, a natural wonder that will leave you in awe.

Experience the beauty of the lacy coastline surrounding the island of Diaporos and relax on the tranquil beaches where the green of the pine trees meets the blue of the sea.
Explore Lagonisi, the only island accessible by foot via a narrow strip of sand.

Indulge in fresh seafood at Ormos Panagias after a scenic boat ride, or simply sail and let the warm Mediterranean sun and sea breeze soothe your body and mind.