Τhe main attraction is the Ouranoupolis Byzantine tower which dominates majestic and imperious for centuries the center of the village. This building, intended for protection was established in the 14th century and restored in the 19th century. Refugees who came to Ouranoupolis in 1922 from Propontis and Marmara lived in the Tower. In 1928, the Locke couple inhabited the Tower, with whose help the refugees were educated literary and culturaly. The tower now serves as a museum of Byzantine antiquities with many pictures and rugs.
Of course the visitor of Ouranoupolis must come in contact with the autonomous and self-governed monastic state of Mount Athos. Visit for men, includes a tour to the various monasteries, but in the case of women, contact with mount Athos is only visual and this because according to Article 176 of K.H.A.O. "In the peninsula of Mount Athos entrance to females always has been prohibited." Nevertheless men with a ticket fee, are allowed the entrance to Mount Athos.
Βρίσκεστε στη χερσόνησο του Αγίου Όρους. Ένας τόπος με παγκόσμια πολιτιστική αξία, σημαντικός για τους ορθόδοξους χριστιανούς. Όμως όπως κάθε σημαντικός θρησκευτικός τόπος, αποτελεί εξίσου μία πηγή έμνευσης και διδαχής γιά όλους τους ανθρώπους.