The shipyard in Ierissos
Impressive is the area of the shipyard, which has retained at the most part, its old character. Enchanting is the sight of dockyard, where the old ships, like the Biblical "arks", with their big eyes open, they will "travel" your imagination in fairy seasons. And, also, the new ships, freshly painted and calking, will give you the impression that span of time is endless.
The shipyard is a well-known attraction in the area and attracts many tourists every year. It is in this position for centuries, because the main occupation of the inhabitants was fishing and the sea in general.
The residents of Ierissos are characterized as great shipwrights, a profession that passes from generation to generation. The boats are made of pine timber, in the same traditional way that they were manufactured centuries ago.
Today, three shipyards are still operating and the ships that are made here are travelling the seas of Greece, as unique ambassadors of the unparalleled art of Ierissos shipwrights. Teacher of the traditional shipbuilding practice is considered Papasterianos S. Demetrios, who is not alive.
For your stay in Halkidiki, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Ierissos, as well as in many other areas of Halkidiki, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
You can access Halkidiki by car through the road network.
The best way to explore the area is to have your own car and is worth to visit places that are not accesible by the local public transport and tours.
Moving around within Halkidiki is made possible by using the bus from Halkidiki, with regular routes between areas.
The airline connection of Halkidiki is via the "Macedonia" airport.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.