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3.000 year-old culture...

Halkidiki features in many Greek myths and was populated since 4.000 BC. The remains of the 5th century BC cities, the Museums with the collections of artifacts, the Byzantine monuments and the traditional villages, compose the long history of Halkidiki.

Learn more about the significant archaeological and UNESCO heritage sites, the important museums, the world famous Petralona Cave, the Byzantine towers and the beautiful traditional villages of Halkidiki.

 

 

 

  • Church of Saint Stephen (Aghios Stefanos)

    Church of Saint Stephen (Aghios Stefanos

    Saint Stephen's church, according to an inscription marble plate embedded on the wall of its facade, was built in 1812 and honours the memory of St. Stephen.  The temple is a three-aisled basilica with dimensions 41x19,5m. It was burnt from the ground up during the 1821 Revolution, as the entire village did. The residents scattered in the nearby vicinity and Continue Reading...

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  • Folklore Parthenon Museum

    Folklore Parthenon Museum

    In the very heart of the traditional settlement of Parthenon, the museum is housed in a beautiful stone building built in 1908 that was used to be the old elementary school of Parthenon. Visitors will get acquainted with the tradition and the history of this lovely community through a series of photographs -dating back to the begining of the 20th Continue Reading...

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  • The Sanctuary of Zeus Ammon and Dionysus

    The Sanctuary of Zeus Ammon and Dionysus

    In the late 5th c. B.C. an altar was constructed, but later, during the second half of the 4th century, a peripteros temple of Doric order with stone entablature (superstructure) was built next to the altar. In the late 3rd or early 2nd century it was replaced with another one made of marble, while the roof was decorated with embossed Continue Reading...

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  • Historical and Folklore Museum of Nikiti

    Historical and Folklore Museum of Nikiti

    The Historical and Folklore Museum of Nikiti recently opened its doors to the audience. Located in the Old (Palia) Town of Nikiti, housed in an old school that was built in 1870 and is a historical preservative monument– offers interesting insights into the area’s past. The folklore collection of the museum includes approximately 1500 objects, donated during the last 20 years Continue Reading...

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  • Cultural Center of Ierissos

    Cultural Center of Ierissos

    It is housed in an impressive building in the centre of Ierissos, since 2004....

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  • Aristotle’s park

    Aristotle’s park

    The Aristotle's Park, a unique theme park of Halkidiki, is located in a most beautiful area with a marvellous view towards the Gulf of Ierissos and the whole peninsula of Athos....

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  • Traditional villages

    Traditional villages

    The vernacular architecture of Halkidiki is a local version of the familiar Macedonian style. The region offers a wide range of interesting buildings, from simple one-room dwellings to fine mansions. There is also the distinctive mix of buildings with narrow, broad facades, the area’s main characteristic....

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  • Tower Prosforios

    Tower Prosforios

    The tower of Prosforio is the landmark of Ouranoupolis located next to its harbor. It's the largest and best-preserved tower in Halkidiki built in the 14th century for the protection of the Monastery Vatopediou in Mount Athos....

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  • The Krouna Tower

    The Krouna Tower

    The Krouna Tower is located approximately 1km of Ierissos and it’s one of the most important sights in the area. It’s preserved almost in full height (12m). It was a dependency, surrounded by a wall, which has almost collapsed. It is estimated that it was built in the 15th century and it is named after the many crows which has Continue Reading...

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