IERISSOS (Small town) HALKIDIKI - Greek Travel Pages



  Ierissos is the oldest and biggest village of the Municipality with 3118 residents. It is reported by historians as the continuation of ancient Acanthus, which was a colony of Andros since the 7th century B.C and an important city of Macedonia. The local residents deal mainly with fishing and tourism. During the more recent years, important professional activity related to Mount Athos has also developed.
  It constitutes an important harbour for Northern Greece with lots of fishing activity.The fishes found in the gulf of Ierissos are well known for their taste throughout all of Greece.
  The sandy beaches as well as the live amusement offered in Ierissos make it a unique place for vacations. The impressive social and cultural activity of the residents roots go back centuries and a sample of this are the many traditional songs that remain alive and are still sang up to today.
  A lot of associations have been founded with a variety of activities,incuding the cultural association "Kligenis", the association "Friends of Environment", and the music association "Acanthus". There are also lots of professional associations (fishing, trade, builders association etc).

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Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Beach, Beaches under Ministry of Environment Inspection, Town hall, Blue Flag 2006, Blue Flag 2007, Blue Flag 2008, Blue Flag 2009, Blue Flag 2010, Blue Flag 2011, Blue Flag 2012, Blue Flag 2013, Blue Flag 2014, Blue Flag 2015, Blue Flag 2016, Blue Flag 2017, Blue Flag 2018, Blue Flag 2019
Postal Code: 63075
Tel +30 23770
Altitude: 10 meters
Longitude: 23o 53' 01.49" E
Latitude: 40o 23' 54.56" N

Population Census

Year Population
1991 2858
1981 2641
Southwest (SW) at the cove of: IERISSOS GULF Gulf, HALKIDIKI , GREECE
234 Nautical miles South (S) from the port: PIRAEUS Town, ATTIKI , GREECE
633 Kilometers South (S) the capital of the country: ATHENS Town, ATTIKI , GREECE
118 Kilometers West-northwest (WNW) the regional capital THESSALONIKI Town, MAKEDONIA CENTRAL , GREECE

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