Central Halkidiki

 

 

Central Halkidiki

 

 

 

  • Polygyros village

    Polygyros village

    Location: From Thessaloniki- 61km 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 of Continue Reading...

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  • Taxiarchis village

    Taxiarchis village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 67km - From Polygyros → 16km Taxiarchis, is widely known for its mushrooms, a variety of “egg apples” and other local products such as beans and the Holomontas potatoes. Also, the women’s community produces homemade products such as jams and preserved fruits. In recent years, fir tree cultivation has rapidly developed, to meet demands for Christmas trees. Continue Reading...

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  • Vrastama village

    Vrastama village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 74km Vrastama is a scenic mountain village of Mt. Holomontas, in the eastern side of Polygyros which is one of the oldest in Halkidiki. A unique destination for all seasons, both for peace and relaxation and the culinary experience. Walking through the village’s narrow streets you can see enough old stone houses of mainly Macedonian Architecture, enough Continue Reading...

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  • Megali Panagia village

    Megali Panagia village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 85km- From Polygyros → 38km 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 though Continue Reading...

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  • Arnea village

    Arnea village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 73km- From Polygyros → 35km Arnea combines Halkidiki's traditional past with a vibrant present! 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 Continue Reading...

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  • Paleochora village

    Paleochora village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 57km-From Polygyros → 18km The residential planning still preserves traditional features and the houses are spread around the square with the age old plane tree. Stores and cafes are also located there. Palaiochori is built at 550 meters high and has more than 1.500 residents.Its roots go back centuries and it is not randomly situated near the Continue Reading...

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  • Agios Prodromos village

    Agios Prodromos village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 49km-From Polygyros → 14km 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, especially for its "souvlaki" that is exclusively produced in the village. There are plenty of traditional tavernas where visitors can taste the best grilled meat Continue Reading...

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  • Vavdos village

    Vavdos village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 50km-From Polygyros → 24km 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 Greece, Continue Reading...

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  • Galatista village

    Galatista village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 40km-From Polygyros → 23km Galatista is a small town in the mountainous area that definitely deserves to be visited any time of year. The town has great historical interest since it has several churches and mansions. The most famous and the main attractionis the Byzantine tower. It dates from the Venetian period and it is connected with the Continue Reading...

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