Kalandra village

Kalandra village

Location: From Thessaloniki → 100km-From Polygyros → 63km

Kalandra is simply a traditional village, dated back to 14th century; history says that it was related to the Hilandariou Monastery of Mt. Athos.

The village lies close to the popular site of ancient Mendi, another one of Eretrians’ colonies.

Worth it to see:

  • The ruins of the ancient city of Mendi, which gets more and more popular thanks to its special, launched wine.
  • The country chapel of Panagia, Virgin Mary, on the west side of the village; It is the only church in Halkidiki which has its preserved frescoes (1619) on display.
  • The biggest church of Kalandra “Assumption”, built in 1900, according to the basilica style that has great architectural interest.

✓ Don’t miss it!
The local feasts, on the 15th and 23rd of August, when local people celebrate in the honor of Virgin Mary.

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