A small village populated at the beginning of the 20th century by refugees from Asia Minor, Nea Gonia offers more than a few ways to satisfy your senses– well, most of them!
It has breathtaking views of Mount Olympus, the Aegean Sea, vineyards, olive tree groves and wheat fields.
Nea Gonia is located in Halkidiki, a mere 5 minutes away from sandy beaches and only 15 minutes away from the airport and Thessaloniki. Nea Gonia, a village of 500 residents, lies on a plateau facing southwest at an altitude of 105 meters (347 ft) above sea level.
Worth it to see:
- The famous Marianna’s Vineyards: famous for not producing a single drop of wine! Marianna Kazakis and her family grow their vines with tender loving care in order to collect each May the tenderest leaves of the season.
- The workshop of one of the last remaining piano craftsmen in Europe: Panos Ioannidis. Importing the finest Sitka spruce straight from Vancouver Island in Canada, Panos designs, creates and refurbishes concert-hall pianos from scratch using in-house techniques.
- The women’s cooperative Goniatises where you will have the opportunity to taste delicious handmade pies, old-school receipes of jams and traditional bread cooked in wooden oven!
✓Don’t miss it!
The annual event at Marianna's Vineyards! The last Sunday of August, the Kazakis House opens his doors and its organic wineyards to its guests. They will give you a basket and and clippers and will show you how to pick your own organic Soultana grapes!