Potidea or Nea Potidea, Kassandra, Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) Nea Potidea is a picturesque settlement located at the entrance of the Kassandra Peninsula in Chalkidiki (Halkidiki), about 60 km from Thessaloniki. It is one of the more popular tourist areas, due to its lovely beaches, clear waters, lush vegetation and many nightlife venues along the beachside.
The charming settlement of Nea Potidea (Nea Moudania) is built at the entrance of the Kassandra Peninsula, next to a canal. It is one of Chalkidiki's liveliest holiday resorts with many hotels, rooms for rent and apartments. Hundreds of visitors come to Nea Potidea to enjoy its splendid natural features such as lush hills, sandy beaches, sparkling blue waters and exciting nightlife.
Initially, in the place of Poteidaia was found the ancient city of Flegra or else Pallini. A Corinthian colony with the name Poteidaia was member of the Athenian Alliance since the 7th B.C. In 357 B.C it was destroyed by Philippos, the king of Macedonia, but was rebuilt in the 316 B.C from Kassandros, who gave to the new city the name Kassandreia and opened the channel that secured the entire peninsula. It was conquered by the Romans and the Gotthous and finally it was destroyed by the Ounous in 540 A.D. It was rebuilt by the Byzantine emperor Ioustiniano, who fortified it with a wall parallel to the channel.
In 1426 the wall was strengthened by the Venetsianous and in 1821 it was recovered by the local rebels (against the Turks), which defended themselves fortified in it. On 14 November 1821 took place the holocaust of Kassandras. The current village was rebuilt from the refugees of Eastern Thraki in 1822. Today, 1500 residents live in it. The protector Saint of the village is Saint George whose icon was transported from the Platano of Eastern Thraki by the refugees. Other churches: Virgin Mary the Revealed, the graphic small church of Saint Nikolaos, and in a distance of 1,5 km from the village is the Saint Efstathios (1872) monastery of the holy abbey Doheiariou of Mount Athos.
Pefkochori village, situated in the southeastern side of Kassandra Halkidiki Greece, is a favorite of Kassandra villages for those who want to spend their holidays in a peaceful and relaxing setting. It is a quaint village, with pedestrian promenades, squares and gardens.
The village gets its name from its pine forest (pefko means pine), which is an ideal place for a nature walk. Pefkochori Beach is splendid, with pristine sand and green-blue waters. It provides visitors with a good selection of hotels, as well as cafes, bars and restaurants by the seaside, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the sunset.
In Pefkochori (Pefkohori), you can visit the Monastery of Agios Ioannis of Rossou and the Glarokavos Sea-lake. Rent a car from Kallithea Cars and pay a visit to this interesting destination!
Kallithea, which means "nice view", was founded in 1922 by refugees from Minor Asia. They came on the site of the sanctuary of Ammon Zeus where the view is magnificent.
Kallithea is also known as Maltepe because the people who moved there came from Maltepe of Propontida.
In Kallithea live around 450 inhabitants and it is the most cosmopolitan place of Kassandra (first finger) with a wide range of accommodation to stay and many luxury resorts. It is 94 km from Thessaloniki and 51 km from Poligiros.
Kallithea is famous for the wonderful beaches, bars and nightlife. Also you can see archeological findings such as the sanctuary of Ammon Zeus, of which parts of the temple and the area of the altar have been excavated. The altar of Ammon Zeus was established in the 5th century B.C., while the temple was built during the 4th century B.C. Another important sight is the sanctuary of Dionysus and the Nymphs, of which a stone staircase carved into a rock and a cave under it, have been brought to light.
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The settlement of Kriopigi is one of the loveliest Kassandra villages, built amphitheatrically on a forested hill above a bay area. It offers one of the finest beaches on the peninsula, which is organized and provides a variety of water sports facilities. From Kriopigi, visitors have the opportunity to take a short train ride around the area. But should you need a car or a motorbike for further explorations, Kallithea Cars will provide you the best deals in car rental.
The cosmopolitan coastal village of Fourka, nestle in a forest of a variety of evergreen trees, is one of the loveliest Kassandra villages.
Fourka has a distinctive traditional character, while at the same time offers a good selection of tourist facilities, such as hotels, apartments and rooms for rent, as well as dining and entertainment venues. Fourka Beach is a spectacular stretch of sand combined with lush pine trees and clean waters.
While in Fourka, catch a spot on the beach to watch the golden sunset. It is an unforgettable experience. All you need is a car or motorbike from Kallithea Cars to get you there!
Kalandra is an inland village on the western side of Kassandra Halkidiki, located above Possidi Beach and built in an area surrounded by olive and pine trees, making it one of the greenest Kassandra villages.
The village has lovely traditional houses that harmoniously blend with the modern bars and cafes. While in Kalandra, we suggest visiting the Ancient Site of Mendi and the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which has some impressive murals.
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The settlement of Chanioti (Hanioti) is believed by many to be one of the best holiday spots in Halkidiki Greece, due to its exciting nightlife, lush fauna and a splendid, organized beach. It is located in the middle of the eastern side of the Kassandra Peninsula and offers a stunning view of the sea and the western side of Sithonia.
Hanioti is among the quaintest Kassandra villages, full of small parks, charming squares and tall pine trees. The beach of Hanioti is absolutely beautiful, with fine sands, blue waters, trees that offer shade and a variety of water sports facilities.
The village provides its guests comfortable and carefree accommodation in high-quality hotels, as well as many restaurants, beach bars and clubs that cater to all types of visitors. Don't forget to rent a car from Kallithea Cars to make your stay comfortable!
The seaside village of Afitos (Afytos), situated in the northeastern side of the Kassandra, Halkidiki Greece, is a very popular holiday spot for vacations all year round, which retains its traditional charm, with stone-paved streets and quaint squares.
The settlement has a well-developed tourist infrastructure, and is considered one of the most organized Kassandra villages, with a wide range of hotels, apartments and rooms for rent, as well as many restaurants, tavernas, bars and cafes, where you can enjoy a meal of local delicacies or a cool drink, while admiring the view of the Toronaios Gulf.
Afitos Beach is a long stretch of sand with crystal-clear waters beneath verdant hills. While staying in Afitos, we suggest taking a stroll though the village to admire the architecture and the traditional atmosphere, and visiting its sites, such as the ruins of Ancient Afitios, the Ancient Millstone Quarries, the Folklore Museum, the natural springs of Moudounou and Vrysitsa.