Location: From Thessaloniki → 50km-From Polygyros → 24km
Vavdos is a picturesque mountainous village surrounded by lush green hillsides, with stone-paved streets, picturesque alleys, and old houses.
Vavdos was probably been constructed during Roman times, although records mention it for the first time in 1321. Also, it is the birthplace of Nikolaos Germanos, a parliamentary representative and politician of northern Greece, the founder of the International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki in 1926.
Worth it to see:
- The plane-tree in the village square, one of the biggest in Halkidiki, which has been listed by the Ministry of Culture as a “protected natural monument”.
- The village’s Church where there is a marble pulpit, an important monument probably of from the 5th century.
✓ Don’t miss it
The fair of The Cauldrons of Prophet Elias, an event with traditional music and dancing which takes place on July 19th & 20th. After the church mass, the fair committee cooks especially a traditional Greek dish, goat with pasta, to offer it to the guests with homemade wine.