Chalkidiki, beyond its endless beaches, offers innumerable possibilities to its visitors. According to Greek mythology it’s the land of the Giants. The battle between the Olympian Gods and the Giants took place there. There are a lot of places of archaeological interest one can visit like the ancient town of Olynthos, ancient Stagira, the remains of the fortress of Toroni in Sithonia, the archaeological site of Kallithea, ancient Skioni and ancient Mendi in the peninsula of Kassandra.
Ancient Stagira is the birthplace of the great Greek philosopher Aristotle and the place where his tomb was discovered in 2016. The town was completely rebuilt by Philip the second, father of Alexander the Great, in honour of Aristotle his son’s teacher.
Mount Athos lies on the third peninsula of Chalkidiki and is the Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain, a religious center of 20 monasteries which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1988.
For a 100 years Olynthos was the most important political center in Halkidiki in classical times. According to Herodotus the city of Olynthos took part in the Persian wars during the 5th century BC and as a result the Persians killed all the inhabitants. Olynthos is famous for the Ippodamio…
Nea Potidea is famous for its channel that cuts through the peninsula and was mentioned by the ancient geographer Strabon. The modern town is a busy tourist resort with a long beach, lots of bars, taverns and shops.
Τ.Κ. 63100 Halkidiki, Greece
Τηλ: +30 23710 52200 | +30 6934357654
Coordinates: 40.279410, 23.396871