Central Halkidiki

 

 

Central Halkidiki

 

 

 

  • Polygyros

    Location: From Thessaloniki 61km Description: Polygyros is the capital city of Halkidiki which lies in the center of the wide region, built on the southern slopes of Mt. Holomontas. History says that Polygyros is dated back since Byzantine times while its name has different references; one of them claims that is due to the endless surrounding hills. Polygyros as one Continue Reading...

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  • Taxiarchis

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 67km - From Polygyros → 16km Description: History says that until 1928, Taxiarchis was known as Lokovi when turned into its current name, in the honor of its patron saint, Michael the Archangel. The town is reachable by two entrances, one on the west, the main entry point and the other one, on the north, through the Continue Reading...

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  • Vrastama

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 74km Description: Vrastama is a scenic mountain village of Mt. Holomontas, in the eastern side of Polygyros which is one of the oldest in Halkidiki. It is also known for the settlements, called Kelli and Plana. The village got its named in the honor of a monk who was known as Vrastamos. If you would like to Continue Reading...

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  • Megali Panagia

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 85km- From Polygyros → 38km Description: Megali Panagia is a mountainous village nearby Arnea, that used to be called as Revenikia. The village current name refers to the small chapel which was built close to the village in the 19th century, that chapel was so appealing to all religious pilgrims who named the village as Megali Panagia dedicated Continue Reading...

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  • Arnea

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 73km- From Polygyros → 35km Description: In the old days, Arnea village had a range of names to be called, was known as Liarigovi, yet during ancient times, it was also commonly known as Arni, Arnea and Avgea. In 1821 it was one of 42 villages that were burned to the ground by Baram Pasa. The Continue Reading...

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  • Paleochora

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 57km-From Polygyros → 18km Description: Paleochora is the oldest village of the area, which explains the origin of its name. The landscape of the village its so scenic as the houses are all semi-detached with small yards and narrow alleys. Worth it to see: The country church of “Prophet Elias”, at an idyllic site surrounded by pine-trees Continue Reading...

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  • Agios Prodromos

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 49km-From Polygyros → 14km Description: Agios Prodromos, it’s a small mountainous village on the road towards Arnea, Ouranoupolis, and Mt. Athos, close enough to Thessaloniki. It’s super popular about the local meat that is exclusively produced in the village. There are plenty of traditional tavernas where visitors can taste the best grilled meat and all kind Continue Reading...

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  • Vavdos

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 50km-From Polygyros → 24km Description: Vavdos was probably been constructed during Roman times, although records mention it for the first time in 1321. Vavdos is a picturesque mountainous village surrounded by lush green hillsides, with stone paved streets, picturesque alleys and old houses. Also, it is the birthplace of Nikolaos Germanos, a parliamentary representative and politician of northern Continue Reading...

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  • Galatista

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 40km-From Polygyros → 23km Decription: Galatista village is dated back to 9th century when it was known as “Galatissa”. Then, the Anthemous city that ruled the surrounding region was also called with the same name. Nowadays, it remains a very picturesque village with narrow alleys, old houses and beautiful churches; famous for its icon painters who decorated the Continue Reading...

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