Tradition & Culture


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.




  • Ancient town Akanthos

    Ancient town Akanthos

    It was the colony of the city of Andros, which was built around 650 BC, one of the biggest and wealthiest colonies in Halkidiki and the most powerful harbour of the region, with its own monetary unit (one of the most beautiful of its time). Its inhabitants joined forces with the Persian Army, then the Athenians and finally the Spartans. Continue Reading...

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  • Ancient Stagira

    Ancient Stagira

    The birthplace of the philosopher Aristotle* was a colony of Andros, founded in 655 B.C. The first name of the city was Orthagoria. Ally, initially of the Athenians and later of the Spartans, the city was occupied by Philippos in 349 B.C., after the destruction of Olynthos. Philippos, however, rebuilt the city in order to honour the great philosopher, tutor Continue Reading...

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  • Ancient town Toroni

    Ancient town Toroni

    Migrants from Evia inhabited Toroni in the 8th century BC. The town joined the Athenian Alliance, until the Spartans conquered it. King Philip II of Macedonia conquered the town in 348 BC while in 168BC the region fell to the Romans....

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  • Ancient Olynthos

    Ancient Olynthos

    Walk through the ancient roads of Olynthos and admire the perfection of the architecture....

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