Trip Ideas

 

Trip Ideas

 

 

  • The Krouna Tower

    The Krouna Tower

    The Krouna Tower is located approximately 1km of Ierissos and it’s one of the most important sights in the area. It’s preserved almost in full height (12m). It was a dependency, surrounded by a wall, which has almost collapsed. It is estimated that it was built in the 15th century and it is named after the many crows which has Continue Reading...

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  • The Tower of Galatista

    The Tower of Galatista

    Almost at the center of the little village of Galatista stand this imposing tower which once was surrounded by a dense fir forest. The tower follows the Venetian style of fortifications but it is rather not a Venetian one but it is classified as late-Byzantine. The tower is estimated that was built at the beginning of the 15th century. In Continue Reading...

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  • The tower of Mariana

    The tower of Mariana

    The tower of Olynthos, also known as the Tower of Mariana, is located just two kilometres north of the town of Olynthos, to the left of the country road to Polygyros. It is one of the most characteristic examples of the Byzantine tower in the region; its builders used not only stone but also tiles, bricks and architectural fragments from Continue Reading...

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  • Byzantine Tower in Nea Fokea

    Byzantine Tower in Nea Fokea

    In the village of Nea Fokea stands what is perhaps the best preserved of all the towers in Halkidiki.  The Tower in Nea Fokea, also known as St. Paul’s Tower holds a dominant position on the hill at the right side of N. Fokea’s port. It’s 17m high and it’s an old Byzantine fortress that is likely to have been Continue Reading...

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  • Stavronikita Tower (Sani)

    Stavronikita Tower (Sani)

    The Tower of Stavronikitas, also known as Tower of Sani dates from 1543 and was built to protect the “metochi” (dependency) of the Stavronikita Monastery. The tower is in an excellent state of repair; it is 8 metres high, but the archaeologists believe that an upper floor is missing, and the original tower was much taller. It is assumed that Continue Reading...

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  • Mount Athos

    Mount Athos is the mountain and the easternmost peninsula of Halkidiki. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and forms a self-governed monastic state within the sovereignty of the Hellenic Republic. The actual Mount Athos has steep, densely forested slopes reaching up to 2.033 meters near the southernmost tip of the peninsula. The mountain Continue Reading...

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  • Mountain Stratoniko

    Mountain Stratoniko

    The Stratoniko Mountain is located above the village Stagira, Aristotle's birthplace. The place is full of astonishing oak groves, tall and old beech trees, chestnut trees and numerous other representatives of the thick flora. Sparkling fresh waters quench the thirst of the lumberjacks, and refresh the thousands of mountaineers who enliven the mountain paths. Wildlife features an abundance of wild Continue Reading...

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  • Varvara waterfalls

    Varvara waterfalls

    Between the villages Varvara and Olympiada, one can find the waterfalls of Varvara. It consists of two waterfalls 15m. high, in a forest full of Itamos trees. The beautiful landscape is really worth a visit....

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