Panoramic view of Ouranoupoli.
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Ouranoupoli (Greek: Ουρανούπολη, formerly Ouranopolis, en. "City of Heaven") is an ancient city and a modern village in Chalcidice. It was founded by Cassander and his brother Alexarchus in the late 4th century BC. The village is today called Ouranoupoli.
The village of Ouranoupoli is situated on the coastline in the northwest part (the very beginning) of the Athos peninsula, part of the bigger Chalkidiki peninsula. It is the last settlement before the border with the monks republic of Mount Athos (the Holy Mountain). The village houses the Christian Chalkidiki Exhibition at the old tower.
The city of Thessaloniki is in about 140 km road distance from here.
- De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
- Tarn, p. 12. "Unmistakeable, though not Seleucid, is Ouranopolis in Pamphylia; it was a colony from Ouranopolis in Chalcidice, the city founded by Cassander's brother Alexarchus."
- Tarn, William Woodthorpe. The Greeks in Bactria & India, 1950.
- Fishing Boats in Ouranopoli, Agio Oros Peninsula (Greece) on 23 August 2003 Coastal Photograph by Hubert Chanson, Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 25, No. 5, Sept., p. 1175 (ISSN 0749-0208)
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