East Coast

 

 

East Coast

 

 

 

  • Ammouliani island

    Ammouliani island

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 119km to Tripiti port-From Polygyros → 57km to Tripiti port. Description: The Ammouliani island located in the east part of Halkidiki, is famous as it is the only one within permanent population around 600 people; until 1925 was a dependency of the Vatopediou Monastery of Mt. Athos. There is a wide range of accommodation, picturesque tavernas, Continue Reading...

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  • Ouranoupolis village

    Ouranoupolis village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 139km-From Polygyros → 64km During the day the activities give unique opportunities for swimming or fishing at exotic beaches across Ouranoupoli, on the small isles, which can be visited either by renting a small boat (which you don't need a licence) or join one of the daily tours. There are ferry boats which daily set off from Continue Reading...

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  • Nea Roda village

    Nea Roda village

    Location: From Thessaloniki 130km - From Polygyros 55km Built at the narrowest point of the Athos peninsula, Nea Roda, is the largest of the refugee villages of northern Halkidiki, known for the great Xerxe’s Canal. The channel was 12 stades in lenght (about 2.900m) and was wide enough to fit two triremes. Nea Roda, has beautiful landscapes and golden shores, Continue Reading...

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  • Ierissos village

    Ierissos village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 124km- From Polygyros → 50km Once you reach Ierissos, you will find out that is the great main town of the municipal district of Aristotelis and one of the largest market towns in Halkidiki. It stands on the site of ancient Akanthos, a colony of settlers from Andros, and was first inhabited in prehistoric times. Modern Ierissos is Continue Reading...

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  • Gomati village

    Gomati village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 102km-From Polygyros → 41km Gomati, a village located north of Siggitikos Bay, at the foot of Mount Athouli. Large enough, setting among low hills and olive groves, it was founded in 1932 when the Byzantine village of the same name was flattened by earthquakes and its residents moved here to be safe. Worth it to see: The attractive Continue Reading...

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  • Stratoni village

    Stratoni village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 111km- From Polygyros → 63km It was founded in the late 19th century and is directly related to the mining activity in the area. The rich mixed sulphide ore deposits, discovered since ancient times and byzantine era, were the main resources of the village. Since then, many people from Stratoni and from many other parts of Greece came Continue Reading...

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  • Stratoniki village

    Stratoniki village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 111km - From Polygyros → 63km This village is built on mountain Stratoniko, offering view to Ierissos bay and Athos peninsula. It is one of the 12 Mademochoria and the residents traditionally worked in the mines. It is said to have been built by Perdikas, King of Macedonia, to honor his sister Stratoniki. Today’s village, with its approximately Continue Reading...

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  • Stagira village

    Stagira village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 108km-From Polygyros → 52km The settlement of Stagira is built on the foot of mountain Stratoniko (Strebenikos) at an altitude of 500m., on the main road of Thessaloniki-Ouranoupoli, and has approximately 500 residents.  Its older name was Kazantzi Machala and it belonged to Mademochoria. Residents worked in the mines during the Byzantine era and the Ottoman rule. Continue Reading...

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  • Olympiada village

    Olympiada village

    Location: From Thessaloniki → 91km - From Polygyros → 66km As the legend says, the village of Olympiada has its name on the honor of Alexander’s the Great mother! The scenic village, located on the north-eastern coast of Halkidiki, on the road to the Athos peninsula, is surrounded by lush, green mountains and an appealing coastline. Nearby, the Ancient Stagira, a place Continue Reading...

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