Ammouliani is the only inhabited island of the Central Macedonia, with a population of 600 permanent residents.
It is located in the bay of Mount Athos. It is in a distance of 130 kilometers from Thessaloniki, and it is connected with ferry boat to the opposite coast of Tripiti (the distance between Ammouliani and Tripiti is 2 nautical miles). The ferry boats have frequent daily routes.
It covers an area of 4.5 kilometers with beautiful beaches such as Alykes, Agios Georgios, Nisakia, Megali Ammos, Karagatsia, and many other small harbours where you can enjoy the sea. A crystal clear sea full of fish for those who enjoy fishing.
A sea bottom with a wide variety of underwater life, a true challenge for those who enjoy snorkeling and diving. The lush green vegetation dominates the island, the hills and the small valleys alternate in the scenery of the island that is full of olive trees and shrub vegetation. The climate is ideal, mostly from May to October.
Tourism is the main occupation of the residents. Ammouliani every year welcomes thousands of visitors from all over Greece and abroad. The main features of the island is the natural beauty, the crystal clear sea, the fresh fish and the hospitality.
Until 1923 the island belonged to the Monastic community of Vatopedi, with only a few monks and workers taking care of the fields, olive groves and the livestock.
Many of the buildings from the era survive today, such as the Church (1865), arsenal (1800), the school (1907) and the club (1896). The new settlement in the island was founded by immigrants from Propontida in 1925, they were traditionally engaged in fishing and in just a few years managed to stand out by creating a large fishing fleet.
Ammouliani has super markets, bakeries, butcheries, restaurants – taverns, folklore stores, bars, night club, pizzerias and patisseries.
Distance from Ierissos: 8 km
Distance from Thessaloniki: 122 km
Municipality contact line: 23770 51208
Ammouliani is one of the best tourist resorts.