Discover Chalkidiki.

CHALKIDIKI

Those who were close by places with strong contrasts (sometimes contradictory) will find paradise in Halkidiki them. Mountain and sea, peace and nightlife, ancient history and modern life. Cosmic beach and beaches waiting to be discovered. The sun, the sea natural beauty and religious mystagogia agreed to coexist harmoniously in the peninsula of Halkidiki. It sounds perhaps a little excessive, but the visitor feel that this place is different, unknown to him and to explore causes.

Each city has its own history, from primitive, ancient, Byzantine and modern times. The «feet» of Halkidiki is known as the three peninsulas of Kassandra, and of Sithonia Athos. Its own history and has the Holy Mountain, the sacred mountain of Orthodoxy. B. border in the prefecture of Thessaloniki, and is surrounded by A. Strymoniko Bay, N. from the Aegean Sea and D. Thermaic from the gulf.



POLIGIROS

Scenic city the capital of Halkidiki (60 km from Thessaloniki) amphitheatrically built at the foot of Cholomonta, from where it can be seen Halkidiki to spread in the south and to penetrate to the three peninsulas in the deep waters of the Aegean. The surrounding area is rich in vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees. Starting from Thessaloniki to Polygyros, at 15 km away is the ancient city Thermai, which gave its name to the Gulf and which was the largest city in the region before the establishment of the Thessaloniki. Today it is known from the sources and the bathrooms. The road passes after Souroti, from which comes the well-known mineral water and after forested villages and old mines in Polygyros Lefkolithoi concludes. It lies 587 kilometers from Athens and 67 km from Thessaloniki, with a population of 5200 inhabitants.

WORTH TO VISIT
The Church of St. Nicholas, founded in 1836 and xokklisia of the Virgin Mary and the Prophet Elijah.
The Archaeological Museum (tel. 039631300) with sculptures and pottery, neighborhoods that maintain its traditional form and wonderful climate.

LOCAL GUIDE
The Polygyros has all the amenities to accommodate the visitors. There are taverns, restaurants, ouzeri, cafes, bars and clubs. Great feast is made in Carnival last Sunday, which revived the custom «sit Amaka» and offer free food to all visitors. Festival is also on 20 July of the Prophet Elias.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
The Polygyros is a base for excursions to start and get to know the beauty of the prefecture and three «feet» of Halkidiki that spread in front of it.

TRANSPORT
KTEL coach of the villages will ARNAIA go, SOZOPOLI, Stratoni, Ierissos, Ouranoupoli, Gerakini, ORMYLIA, Metamorphosis, Neos Marmaras, Koufo, Toroni, Nikita, Sarti, Sarti, Agios Nikolaos, Vourvourou. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0371)
Municipality 22,313, First Aid 24,021, 23,333 police, 22,699 OTE, ELTA 22,242, 22,460 taxis.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



Agios Nikolaos

Mediterranean village in the peninsula of Sithonia, with a long history. The settlement was founded before the 14th century. While the hill Vertyno found traces of prehistoric settlement. Impressive is the houses of the 19th century. with the popular architecture. It lies 44 km SE. by Polygyros.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
Will go for a swim in the bay of the Virgin Mary with the beautiful beach and by boat you can visit the islands and Diaoros San Andreas.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus from the KTEL Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0375)
Community of 31,202, First Aid 31,588, 31,787 police, 31,410 OTE, ELTA 31,491.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.
Work camp.



ARNEA

Kefalohori of Halkidiki with 2235 residents, which is 70 km from Thessaloniki and 38 km from Polygyros, capital of the province Arnaia and the Metropolis Ierissou headquarters, Mount Athos and Ardameriou. The village was founded in the 16th century. In the general area of the municipality Arnaia, at a distance of 3 km from the village B., identified remains of ancient culture, which many associate with the indicated by the Thoukididi Arnai city. Found the Acropolis, to the hill of Prophet Elias and parts of the wall. The Arnea have the privilege of having a large traditional fabric. For this and for the overall aesthetic value of the environment, has been designated by the Ministry of Culture «Historian Place». It should, to visit the Folk Museum in the city.

LOCAL GUIDE
There are cafes, coffee shops, two bars and taverns - barbecues. Do not miss the report and woven handicrafts at the end of July, the carnival Net Monday and «Sokrateia» with a variety of events and old customs. Also become a festival on July 26 of Agia Paraskevi.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
With the center Arnea you can enjoy the alternative proposal Mountain tourism in Halkidiki. You will make excursions to beautiful villages such as PALAIOCHORI at an altitude of 550 meters and within 5 km of Arnaia TO, and M. Panagia, which is some 14 km southeast and is built at an altitude of 560m. The residents here are Metal, dasergates farmers and pastoralists.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus from Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0372)
Municipality 22,323, First Aid 22,222, 22,205 police, 22,212 taxis.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



AFITOS

City with equally long and important history. Prehistory was first destroyed by Philip V in 348 BC Immediately rebuilt and flourished particularly in the Roman Era, to again follow the destruction by the Turks. It lies 48 km south of Polygyros. It is worthwhile to visit the folklore museum.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 91,239, 22,220 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



VOURVOUROU

Eastern coastal village with several Sithonia Travelers. It lies 56 km from Polygyros.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
We swim in the forested beach Virgin Mary Bay, in Trani Beach, and from here you can go by boat to the island Diaporos.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus from Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0375) OTE 91,300.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.




GERAKINI

Holiday resort with a beach for swimming, at the narrow end of Kassanras. Polygyrou is the seaport, which is 14 km

TRANSPORT
To get the KTEL bus starts from Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0371) 51292 First Aid, Police
51,111.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



IERISSOS

The road to the south, along the coast of the Gulf of Ierissos, leading to Ierissos. Precisely at this point Xerxes, king of Persia, «cut» land in 481 BC, to spend the fleet, and is not obliged to make the round of the Athos peninsula. It is built on the site of the ancient city, Athos. Today is a very important tourist center of Halkidiki, with beautiful and clean beach. It lies 83 km from Polygyros. It is worthwhile to visit the Tower of Krounas, which saved nearly integer.

LOCAL GUIDE
Tuesday is day of the Easter celebration in memory of 300 people slaughtered by the Turks, called «The Black Aloni». On July 20 become a food festival and offered to locals and visitors, on 26 December slaughtered a pig and also offered - roast - in the world with wine accompaniment.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus from Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0377)
Municipality 22,216, First Aid 22,222, 22,206 police, 22,999 OTE, ELTA 22,262, 22,585 taxis.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



KASANDRA

Another holiday resort of Kassandra, built near the ancient town of Mende. The houses of the village retain many elements of folk architecture and will swim at nearby beaches, to Possidi, where pine trees up to the wave. Do not miss the festival with songs and dances instances in the central town square. It lies 72 km from Polygyros.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 41,319, First Aid 41,254, 41,377 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



KALLITHEA

Holiday resort with great movement and life. Here from a visit to the ruins of the temple of Zeus Ammonos will feel what nightlife since many of the club of Thessaloniki carried ekeito summer. We swim in the clean and sandy beach of the settlement, and will attend cultural events organized by the community as a feast of St. Panteleimon on 27 July. It lies 51 km from Polygyros.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 23,364, 22,245 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



KASSANDRIA

Cassandra Mediterranean town with enough green which is 55 km South of Poliyiros. Stand out in the town houses of the 19th century. with characteristic folk architecture. Impressive is the windmill of the 19th century also. For swimming you can go to Siberia.

WORTH TO VISIT
The Metropolitan Church, with the sculpture yperthryro arc of Palaiochristianikis Age.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Municipality 22,209, First Aid 23,950, 23,333 police, 22,999 OTE, ELTA 22,339.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.




KRIOPIGI

Of the most beautiful holiday resorts of Kassandra, very green, with pine-clad beach clean and traditional houses. It lies 56 km SW by Polygyros.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 51,026, 51,207 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.
Operates campsite.



METAMORPHOSIS

Village with Travelers and very green. It is worthwhile to visit the Monastery of St. - John Prodromos. Do not miss the festival on Aug. 6 of the Transfiguration of Christ. It lies 30 km from Polygyros with few residents.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus from the KTEL Polygyros.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0375)
Community of 61,276, 22,370 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



NEW KALIKRATIA

The youngest municipality of the prefecture of Halkidiki resulting from the merger of the communities of South Kallikrateia, St. Paul and N. Irakleias. The three settlements were founded after the 1924 disaster refugee mainly by residents from the Kalikratia Araklia Gialous eastern Thrace. It is one of the most famous tourist resorts in the mostly prefer the Thessalonians. Built in front of a beautiful sandy beach spreader and summer sfizei literally life and Roll. Is a tourist center with good modern hotel infrastructure, with good services, which offer visitors all the amenities for comfortable and pleasant stay. There is evidence that indicates that the area was already inhabited by the Prehistorical Times. Excavations carried out in the region revealed epitymvia column pediment which represents girl with a dove of the left hand. It lies 53 km from Polygyros, with 5480 residents.

WORTH TO VISIT
The Antigoneia, located near the village of N. Corner and presents great archaeological interest. It was built in a natural position of the Macedonian King Antigonos Gonatas in 280 BC New Heraclea, near the village N. Kalikratia right toward the sea. Silver reliquary was found here in the 4th or 5th century. AD with carved representations from the Old and New Testaments in all four aspects. The performances depicting Christ among the Apostles Peter and Paul, Daniel in the pit of lions, the three boys in the furnace and Moses on Mount Sinai to take the Ten Commandments (kept in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki).

LOCAL GUIDE
Would make a lovely walk on the beach with a large trim and clean park. We sit in a cafe on the beach for coffee and ice cream or one of the ouzeri psaratovernes or located on the beach to enjoy seafood delicacies. Besides the Kalikratia fishing village and is predominantly in the left edge of the beach is small and the picturesque marina. Certainly after a 'pleasant day of beautiful beaches will start for fun. There is a wide variety of bars and clubs for all tastes. Osias of the festival is Friday 14 October.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
Will swim at the beach of the settlement.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0399)
Municipality 21,203, First Aid 21,232, 21,202 police, 22,999 OTE, ELTA 21,348.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.
Work camp.



NEW MOUDANIA

Holiday resort with great movement. It lies 27 km from Polygyros and has a population of 6100 inhabitants. Deserves to go to the park Panagia Koryfinis and visit the refugee village Zografou the Flogita and Saint Mamas. For swimming will go on beaches around the village.

LOCAL GUIDE
Do not miss the middle of July feast of sardines and fair trade is on 8 September.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0373)
Municipality 21,268, First Aid 22,222, 21,111 police, 22,199 OTE, ELTA 21,256, 21,371 taxis.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.



NEW OLYNTHOS

The Agios Nikolaos is 22 km from Polygyros and is located near the ancient city, whose ruins offer visitors a rare example of an entire ancient city with perfect town, houses with mosaics, large squares and public buildings.

LOCAL GUIDE
Festivals are of St. George on 23 April and St. Athanasius.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus from the KTEl Polygyros.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0373)
Community of 91,362, First Aid 91,381.

NEW PLAGIA

Coastal village near the Flogita, with long sandy beach. It lies 35 km from Polygyros and deserves to visit the church of St. George.

LOCAL GUIDE
Fair is the Life-Giving Fountain Friday after Easter.

TRANSPORT
Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0373)
Community of 31,204, First Aid 31,186.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.

NEW POTIDEA

Built in a region with a long history near the ancient Poteidia, is 33 km DL by Polygyros. The position - the neck of Kassandra played an important role because of strategic importance. The city was one of the occasions of the Peloponnesian War (established by the Corinthians). Has been a big edge in Roman times. Then accepted by the disasters Ounous when rehabilitated with the help of Justinian, followed again by the decline in the 14th century. Played a major role in the years of Turkish rule, where the castle was a fortress for the residents of Halkidiki. With events celebrated the anniversary of the Holocaust Cassandra on 14 November.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
Will go for a swim in the nearby beach of the settlement.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0373)
Community of 41,563, 41,111 police, 41,500 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.


NEW RODA

The last village before the north side of Mount Athos, with close to Ierisso Travelers. Spread around a green valley, and. in front of the beautiful sandy beaches, where you can enjoy the pleasures of the sea and sports. Also by boat you can get to Mount Athos. Finally do not miss the celebration of sardines in late July. A. It lies 88 km from Polygyros.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0377)
Community of 31,131, First Aid 31,306, 22,999 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.

NEW SKIONI

The small village of Kassandra enjoy the preference of tourists for its crystal clear sea. It lies 81 km from Polygyros. It is worth the visit Panagia xokklisi Faneromeni which is just 2 km by frescoes of the 16th century.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 71,292, 71,254 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.

NEW FOKEA

Beautiful seaside village of Kassandra on the shores of the Gulf, with a long history. Excavations in the region revealed part archaic village, and thrived in two major cities, the Sani and Skythai. It is worthwhile to visit the hill of the Apostle Paul in the homonymous tower built in 1407. East of the village also will visit the holy Apostle Paul. Specifically after a route length of 20 meters in natural rock, will reach a sculptured underground chamber. The tourist complex «Sani» will visit the tower of Stavroniketa.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
For swimming will go on the beaches of Sani.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 81,070, First Aid 81,203, 22,244 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.

PYRGADIKIA

Located on the southwest side of Sithonia where the overgrown Itamos meets the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Toronaios. It lies 55 km from Polygyros and 126 km from Thessaloniki. It is built on three consecutive green hills and pine forests with oil forming picturesque bays and harbors. The extraordinary beauty attract thousands of tourists who are flooding every year. Founded after the rootlessness of 1922 from refugees at a site formerly was two shares of Mount Athos, Konstamoniou of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Monastery and Saint Gregory. Here is the huge complex of Porto Carras with three huge hotels that offer all the amenities for visitors, with a private marina, recreation areas and sites for sports. Famous wines are distributed in the global market.

WORTH TO VISIT
The settlement of the Parthenon, which is 5 km B. of Neos Marmaras. The settlement is Byzantine historian and refers to the early 14th century. with traditional houses.

LOCAL GUIDE
There are all amenities to accommodate the visitors. You will find taverns, restaurants, barbecues, cafes, bars, entertainment centers and variety. Interest is the «tuna fishing» organized in September. If you're on 27 July do not forget the Parthenon to celebrate the feast of Saint Panteleimon. On Aug. 29 is the feast of St. John and 2 May the feast of St. Athanasius that offers the traditional bean soup.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
We swim in the bustling beach of the settlement. The Marmara coast every year timountai with the blue flag of Europe. If you want more peace will go on virgin beaches and katagalanes of Paradise, Grigoriatikou, Koutsypas, Azapikou.
Daily cruises take place on the tour of Mount Athos, but also for the islands-sowing methods Skiathos and Skopelos. But you can make an ascent on Mount Tamos (811 m.) to enjoy the rich nature, sources, while on the road you will encounter wild animals like deer, deer rabbits, etc.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus from the KTEL Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0375)
Community of 71,242, First Aid 71,280, 71,111 police, 71,999 OTE, ELTA 71,334.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.
Work camp.

NIKITAS - METAMORPHOSIS

At the beginning of Sithonia peninsula are villages Metamorphosis and Nikita have known that sandy beaches, while on the beach of Nikita stand out above in a green vermillion hill the roofs of old houses. At a distance of 2.5 km from Nikita is restored Early Christian basilica of the 5th century. Nikitas TO 36 km away. by Polygyros.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus starts from Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0375)
Community of 22,005, First Aid 22,222, 22,200 police, 22,999 OTE, ELTA 22,869.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.
Work camp.

OLYMPIAD

Beautiful village built on the shores of the Gulf Strymonikos very green. The area includes the location of the ancient Stagiron, which was one of the most important historians of Halkidiki. It lies 70 km NW by Polygyros.

It is worth visiting
Ancient SOZOPOLI, located at 2 km away in Liotopi peninsula, where distinguished traces of the ancient city.

LOCAL GUIDE
Festivals are the Dekapentafgousto Penagias of July 7 and the Holy Sunday.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
We swim in the beautiful beaches of the region

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0376)
Community of 51,275, 51,233 police, 22,390 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.
Work camp.


ORMYLIA

Town built on the site of the ancient Ormylou, which is 26 km from Polygyros. Jewel is the women's Monastery of the Virgin Mary, shareholders of the old monastery of Vatopedi.

TRANSPORT
To get the KTEL bus starts from Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0371)
Community of 41,229, First Aid 41,208, 41,111 police.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.


OURANOUPOLI

The last station before the Holy Mountain.
The village has been designated and preserved renowned for its beautiful clean beach, with Travelers. It is worthwhile to devote one day to Ammouliani, an excursion by boat or by Trypiti Ouranoupolis, for swimming in crystal clear sea and fresh psarolichoudies. Do not miss the feast of Saints Constantine and Helen on 21 May. A. It lies 96 kilometers of Polygyrou.

It is worth visiting
The Fragkokastro, at 3 km away from the settlement just before the demarcation lines of Mount Athos.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus from the KTEL Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0377)
Community of 71,216, First Aid in New Roda 31,306, 71,203 police, 71,212 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.
Work camp.


PALIOURI

80 km South of Polygyros, in Kassandra is the Paliouri strong showing tourists.

LOCAL GUIDE
Feasts are made on 13 April of St. George and Dekapentafgousto virgins.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
92,208 community.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.
Work camp.


PETRALONA-

Starting from Thessaloniki to Chalkidiki, a distance of 15 km is the Petralona village, near which (800 m) there is a homonym cave. The cave is one of the most important, with intense interest and palaeontological hosted here and hundreds of thousands of years at the foot of the mountain Goats (yps. 250 m). The decorations are of all forms of stalactites, stalagmites, columns, trays, etc. The total length of runways reaches of the 1,500 m Protoanakalyfthike in 1959 and was named "Red Rocks". In 1960 there was the skeleton of the oldest man in Europe. The Archanthropos lived in the 11th layer of the cave at a very glacial period, which placed 700,000 years ago. It was developed and the oldest Stone Osteino Culture of the European continent. The most significant findings are the traces of fire, which must be aged over a million years and is the oldest traces of fire ever found on our planet today.

It is worth visiting
The Cave of the horseshoe. Anthropological company also created the space next to the cave and built the Anthropological Museum, where all finds out (0396-31300 Plirof. entry 09.00-17.00 hours every day).

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus starts from Thessaloniki.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0373)
Community of 71,134, 71,166 OTE.

PEFKOCHORI

At the end of the peninsula of Kassandra is one of the most beautiful villages of Halkidiki. The old village with the typical alleys chalkidiotika all end up in a comfortable and shaped square. Walking along the alleys will chaidepsoun the sweet scents from the anthostolistous gardens and lemon trees that are characteristic of the village. It lies 70 km from Polygyros.

LOCAL GUIDE
Along the beach there are taverns, ouzeri, cafes and bars.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
We swim in the beautiful beach of the settlement.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 61,211, First Aid 61,202, 62,059 police, Port Authority of 21,172, 61,190 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.


POLICHRONO

Findings from excavations in the region indicate that the settlement was inhabited by prehistoric times. The peninsula of Cassandra and is 62 km from Polygyros. It is worth visiting the ancient city relics saved from the houses and the cemetery.

LOCAL GUIDE
There are taverns, bars and cafes. Festivals are the Virgin Mary on 8 September and St. Athanasius on 2 May.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
Will swim at the beach of the settlement.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 51,208, 51,111 police, 51,215 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.

Pyrgadikia

Opposite Mount Athos is the refugee village, which is some 22 km from Polygyros. Amphitheatrically is built above the sea with eklpiktiki view. For swimming will go on beaches around the Kamou and eyes.

TRANSPORT
To get a local bus from Arnea. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0375)
Community of 93,204, First Aid 31,333.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.


SARTI

Minor founded by refugees in 1922 on the coast of Sithonia. It lies 79 km from Polygyros. It is worth visiting the monastery Xiropotamou.

LOCAL GUIDE
There are taverns, several restaurants, cafes, bars and entertainment centers.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
We swim in the crystal blue waters of the pralias oiskismou. You can also enjoy the pleasures of the sea by surfing, jet - skiing and sailing.

TRANSPORT
You'll arrive by bus from the KTEL Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0375)
Community of 94,360, First Aid 41,312, 94,260 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.
Kapmingk operate.


SYKIA

Mediterranean city at the edge of Sithonia. This is one of the oldest villages in Halkidiki existed prior to the 14th century. Typical are the windmills of the 19th century. Sykias of the beach. It should, to visit the old village of the 19th century. with strong characteristics of the era and the church of St. Athanasius. Apechei90 N.A km from Polygyros.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
For swimming will go to the beach Sykias in Kalamitsi and Koufo in Porto. It will also make a trip to Toroni, which is 9 km from the N. Sarti. It is also an area inhabited by prehistoric times and it is worth visiting the ancient city, the old church of St. Athanasius and the Castle of Aikytho, where traces of prehistoric plant survive.

TRANSPORT
To get a coach that starts Polygyros. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0375)
Community of 41,317, First Aid 41,312, 41,111 police, 41,250 OTE, ELTA 41,440, 41,327 taxis.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.


FOURKA

In a very picturesque village green which is 66 km South of Polygyrou. We do not miss the festivities Agia Marina on July 17 and Life-Giving Fountain. Will go for a swim at La Scala Fourkas.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 41,322, 41,430 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.


CHANIOTI

Small tourist village on the first leg of Halkidiki, but it offers all the amenities to visitors. A small paradise with beautiful beach, cured parks, alleys and graphics for fittings. It combines the serenity with a strong night life. It lies 66 kilometers NA by Polygyros.

EXCURSIONS - SPORT
Will swim at the beach of the village and will make excursions to nature.

TRANSPORT
To get a passing bus in Thessaloniki from Moudania. There are taxis.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS CODE (0374)
Community of 51,611, 51,225 OTE.

ACCOMMODATION
There are hotels and rented rooms - apartments.

AGION OROS

Athos Coast and called the ancient eastern peninsula of Halkidiki, which is built on more than 1000 years a state monks with the rules of life and religiousness of the Byzantine. Historical data for the beginning of monasticism in Athos does not exist. The first version appeared in this area in mid-8th century. The emperor Nikiforos Fokas founds Lavra monastery of Kastellorizo, which appears for the first time organized monastic life. Rich in religious treasures, the monastery, was discovered in the 10th century. by Saint Athanasios. In the centuries that followed the monasticism took off the edge of the Athos. The monasteries have multiplied, made up of forty thousand monks. Today is 20 monks and 1700.
With the maximum Lavra begins the story of art in Mount Athos. This art is divided into three periods: the period of establishing the major monasteries (10th-12th century.) Paleologos of the era (14th century). And the edge of the last period (16th century).. Karyes, the capital of Athos, the church of Protaton with frescoes by Manuel Panselinos, the last large paintings Makedonikis School. Near the monastery in Karyes Koutloumousiou. It took its name from a Turkish prince who embraced the Orthodox faith. Important frescoes of the monastery Chilandari, Vato-field, and Stavroniketa Pantokrato-term. The 16th century, many monuments were destroyed by fire but quickly rebuilt by princes of Moldo.
The activity of the monks, who gave masterpieces, is in decline in the 17th and 18th century. The treasure of the monasteries is not only the frescoes. The vyzantine's icons, e'rga The miniatures and libraries of manuscripts are rare value and, for the most part, unexplored. The route to Mount Athos is through unique landscapes. Green nature, artwork, monuments, all concentrated in this stenomakri mountainous peninsula, where he lives unchanged the past ten centuries ... Basic conditions for entry to Mount Athos.
So far the bull case of the emperor Konstantina mind Monomachos (1060 AD) which prohibits the entry of women. Must be the individual team visited permit issued by:
a. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of Churches, Info. 01-3626894. b. The Ministry of Northern Greece, Directorate of Civil Affairs, Info. 031-70092.
It is also prohibited and overnight visitors except those who have proven religious and scientific interests and are over 18 years.

HOW WILL PATE
For the Halkidiki start of the KTEL buses from Thessaloniki to Polygyros 67 km, 66 km Moudania (continue from here and other villages of Halkidiki), and for Petralona. Info. KTEL Thessaloniki (031) 545302-3.

LITTLE GUIDE
WILL PSONISETE
Genuine and good honey from the villages of Kassandra and Sithonia and beautifully woven.

LOCAL NOSTIMIES
We enjoy fresh fish and seafood dishes.

MARINES
If you have vessel will berth at Porto Carras where it operates and refueling station and the ports in Moudania, Ouranoupolis and Ierissos.

HISTORICAL EVENTS
The first man who ever lived in Greece, Halkidiki and chose the cave of Petralona. He lives, having a unique tool for the stone, tens of thousands of years ago. The Neolithic Age is changing the shape of life and the man with branches, bricks and pole building houses to be born, to create and dying means to them. Created the first settlements and the land is slowly beginning to be cultivated. The clay is a valuable and useful material to build vessels and wide range of artworks. In ancient times the coastline of Macedonia colonize and become closer contacts with the rest of Hellenism. Aristotle, the great philosopher of ancient SOZOPOLI opens the way to European thought and became the teacher and, to some extent, the mentor of Alexander the Great.




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