Location: From Thessaloniki → 123km-From Polygyros → 59km
Parthenonas is a village built on the slopes of Mt. Dragoudelis (Itamos), the main mountain of Sithonia in the altitude of 350 meters.
Parthenonas has been abandoned by 1970 as locals moved into Neos Marmaras. Recently, the village has acquired a new lease of life as many old houses have been restored, preserving the original character of the village, but there are still a few guesthouses, tavernas and a café-bar. The village’s cultural association, the Parthenon, founded in 1985 has established the principle to preserve the local customs and traditions, ensuring the safety of traditional architectural style.
Worth it to see:
- The Folklore Museum of Parthenonas recently opened its door to guests and offers an interesting collection of folklore items and the distiller of the village that brews the local brandy, tsipouro, a Greek spirit.
- An annual one-day event, "the crossing of Dragoudeli" where local people and tourists are walking and riding through Mt. Itamos only to end up in the village where participants are given local treats and tsipouro.
✓ Don’t miss it!
- "Parthenon Festival" is a 3-day open-air film festival that is taking place every July at the main square of the village.
- Hiking at Mount Itamos while having a magniﬁcent view over Sithonia, Kassandra and Mt Athos.