The way to Ouranoupoli

If we want to reach Ouranoupoli from other parts of Greece we can use either the public transport or our car especially if we are a group of pilgrims and we will share the cost (fuel, tolls, e.t.c.).
If we use the public bus, depending on the region of Greece where start from, we have the following options:
1. From Piraeus - Athens:
  • > There is a direct ATHENS - OURANOUPOLI bus from Kifissos and has correspondence with the boat entering Mount Athos. The downside is that we must travel all night and be there early in the morning.

  • > An other option is to take the bus to Thesaloniki and then change to an other bus going to Ouranoupolis as described in detail below.

Schedule of the bus going to Thessaloniki:
Departures from Athens and Piraeus to Thessaloniki
Departure
Arrival
Piraeus stop
Pedion Areos stop
Kifisos station
Macedonia station
Monastiriou stop
KTEL Chalkidikis
-
06:15
06:30
12:30
12:45
-
07:00
07:30
08:00
14:00
14:15
-
-
09:30
10:00
16:00
16:15
-

More information: ΚΤΕΛ Thessalonikis

2. From Peloponese (Patras)
Here the common way is to go to Thessaloniki using K.T.E.L. Achaias Bus (through Lamia -Larisas - Tempe) and then change to bus going to Ouranoupolis as described below. The first bus from Patra to Thessaloniki leaves daily at 8:30 a.m.
More information: KTEL Achaias

There is also the option to use the bus going to Agrinio, change there to the bus going to Thessaloniki (via Egnatia road) In this case the morning bus leaves at 7:15 (the station is in the old port).

3. Aitoloakarnania (Agrinio)
From Agrinio take the bus to Thessaloniki (leaving at 9:30a.m., via Egnatia road), and then change to bus going to Ouranoupoli.
More information: KTEL Aitoloakarnanias

 In Thessaloniki, the bus arrives in Macedonia station. (The morning Buses from Patra and Agrinio arrive at around 14:40).
A local bus that goes to Chalkidiki bus station, is leaving from the side corridor when our bus arrives.
So when we get to the station with must descend right away and enter the local bus No. 45 going to K.T.E.L Chalkidikis (final stop).
The route to K.T.E.L. Chalkidikis takes less than 1 hour.
We can buy the ticket inside the vehicle (automatic machine) with small charge (be sure to have € 1 in change).
More information:OASTH

When you get to K.T.E.L Chalkidikis its best to get a ticket immediately.

TIMETABLE:

Day
Depart from
Thessaloniki
Return from 
Ouranoupolis

Time       Price 
Time       Price 
Monday to Friday
05:30  €13.70
06:00  €13.70
09:00  €13.70
12:45  €13.70
14:30  €13.70
17:45  €13.70
05:30  €13.70
08:00  €13.70
09:30  €13.70
13:00  €13.70
14:30  €13.70
18:00  €13.70
Saturday
06:00  €13.70
09:00  €13.70
12:45  €13.70
14:30  €13.70
17:45  €13.70
08:00  €13.70
09:30  €13.70
13:00  €13.70
14:30  €13.70
18:00  €13.70
Sunday - holidays
06:00  €13.70
09:00  €13.70
14:30  €13.70
17:45  €13.70
09:30  €13.70
13:00  €13.70
14:30  €13.70
18:00  €13.70

More information: KTEL Chalkidikis

If we use a car.
From Athens follow the route of national road Athens - Lamia - Larissa - Tempe - Katerini - Thessaloniki.


From Peloponnese - Patras we have two options. First the more used route of Nafpaktos - Lamia - Larissa - Tempe - Katerini.
Our second choice, is to follow the road that starts from western Greece and reaches Egnatia Street.
After the bridge of Rio-Antirio follow the road to Messolongi - Agrinio - Ioannina and there enter the Egnatia and pass Grevena - Kozani - Veroia reaching Thessaloniki.
From Thessaloniki we have 3 options to get to Ouranoupoli or Ierriso.
First route is from Egnatia street take the exit 26 to Stavros and then follow the road to Stratoni - Ierriso - Ouranoupoli.
Our second option is to follow the road of Arnea, who has a beautiful senery.
We take the ring road of Thessaloniki and come to exit 12 towards Chalkidiki.
Then we follow the brown signs to Mount Athos - Polygyros.
At the crossroad for Polygyros - Arnea, we turn left at the sign that says Agios Prodromos - Arnaia and follow the signs to Mount Athos.
Last option is to go from Polygyros.
We take the ring road of Thessaloniki and come to exit 12 towards Chalkidiki.
Then follow the brown signs to Mount Athos - Polygyros.
At the crossroad for Polygyros - Arnea Polygyro turn right and follow the signs for Ierriso - Ouranoupoli.