Location: From Thessaloniki → 77km-From Polygyros → 44km
Nea Fokea is home to some very important historical monuments, and a couple of things you don't see much in Halkidiki: for one, it has the tall, rectangular, cut stone, Byzantine-era St. Paul's Tower standing on a hill, overlooking the sea and the harbor, and secondly, it has Saint's Paul Church.
This area was a part of the Holy Mountain (Mount Athos) but was given as a gift to Greek refugees who migrated from Turkey to Halkidiki at 1922.
Nowadays, the village is a small tourist resort with a picturesque harbor, many typical tavernas along the seaside and some cafes where one can seize the great view towards the sea.
Worth it to see:
- The outstanding Byzantine Tower, built in 1407.
- The spring of St Paul’s holy water which is a chapel in a rock, where visitors can walk around in the area where St Paul lived.
✓Don’t miss it!
The traditional festival on June 29th which is a celebration for the name day of Apostle Peter and Apostle Paul.