All these years we visited Ouranopolis, we have been looking at the island of Amalouliani: this year we took the opportunity to visit the island. According to our taxidriver Fotis the Southern Islands of Amouliani have the finest beaches in Greece. Just rent a boat for a few euro at Hotel Akrogiali and enjoy the beaches, the fine food and the excellent view of Mount Athos!
The Island has been a Metochi of Vatopediou until the first World War. Due to expropriations the island was lost to Athos (Feigl book).
Google Earth view of Amouliani (with the small islands on the right)
Amouliani Southern Islands: beach with the boat (and small restaurant, open till the 2th of October) Photo thanks to Jitze
The 2011 pilgrims eating Greek food on the beach
The small Southern islands of Amouliani with the fine unspoiled beaches (Google Earth)
Commorants at Amouliani (photo Jitze)
Amouliani Islands and beaches (in the background Ouranopolis)
In former days the island was used as an exile for insubordinate and sinfull monks of Athos, nowadays it used by tourists and fishermen.
Tourists Herman and Jacques at Amouliani beach
View of Amouliani