Olympiada village

Olympiada village

Diastance from the airport → 101km


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 of great archeological interest, is popular as it is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher, Aristotle.

Today’s village, built alongside a beautiful beach, stretches in a bay of a natural harbor. It is surrounded by green mountains and magnificent beaches that attract a lot of visitors.

For nature lovers!

Walk on the footsteps of Aristotle and hike "Aristotle's route", a 14klm route connecting Ancient Stagira with Aristotle's park. Follow the amazing route through a magnificent journey among bushlands and forest, enjoy the view to Mountain Stratoniko and Mount Athos. Get to know the nature of Halkidiki by taking a hike that passes through ancient forest chestnuts and wildlife refuge "Krioneri-Kalogeriko".  The starting point of Aristotle's route is just opposite Ancient Stagira and ends at Aristotle's park or vice versa. This is part of Halkidiki Routes network.


For more fun times, you can enjoy the beautiful nature with your children by discovering Varvara’s waterfalls located between Olympiada and the picturesque mountainous village Varvara.

Worth it to see:

  • The private island of Kapros (or Kafkanas), opposite Olympiada, where behind port there are traces and ruins of a small settlement, claimed to be an old church
  • Take you children and visit Aristotle's Park, a unique theme park of Halkidiki, is located in a most beautiful area with a marvelous view towards the Gulf of Ierissos and the whole peninsula of Athos.
  • One of Halkidiki’s most famed products since pre-Ottoman times that you can find is the amazing Olympiada mussels – rich in protein and omega-3, low in fat and three times richer in iron than calf liver that  stand out for their size and immense flavor.

Don’t miss it!

Each year, on 7th of July, plenty of amusing cultural events take place in Olympiada; during the whole week before, one of which is the famous “Mussel Festival” that attracts visitors from all over Macedonia and European countries.


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