There is a possibility to enter the holy mountain here if you arrange to visit the Tsantali vineyards at Chromitsa. The bus on right brings you uphill to this place and ofcourse will bring you back after the visit.
You can follow the border fence which our group did in 2009. It is a nice walk and after a while you can walk back to Ouranoupolis through the hills. You also can walk to the other coast near Nea Rhoda.
Photo’s and text by hv