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Gerakini of Chalkidiki

 


The fierce battle of the Titans, one of the most important battles of the mythology, happened in Chalkidiki. The Titans, sons of Gaia from the blood of Uranus, were defeated during their attack against Zeus and the Olympian Gods. Kassanda Peninsula was named after Kassandros, king of Macedonia. Sithonia Peninsula was named after Sithona, son of Poseidon, and Athos Mountain from Athos, the titan.

In the history of Chalkidiki you will meet the Olynthus Writings of Demosthenes and the teachings of Apostle Paul. You can admire the monasteries of Mount Athos, the Byzantine towers and learn about the revolution of Emmanouil Papas, as well as about the refugee settlements.

In the central Chalkidiki you can escape from the vibrant and lively lifestyle of Kassandra and Sithonia.

 

The traveler can admire and enjoy the golden beaches of the area, and the mountainous volume of Cholomontas with meadows full of wildflowers. There are 37 hiking and biking paths through beautiful landscapes, designated areas of Natura 2000. Near Poligiros you can visit the picturesque village of Taxiarchis with the wonderful view to the peninsulas of Chalkidikis.

Moreover, you can explore the islet of Ammouliani with a sense of the past.

Sithonia is the middle peninsula of Chalkidiki’s trident. One of the most famous places in Chalkidiki, touristic developed with magnificent facilities. Sithonia is like a paradise with endless beaches and lush landscapes that reach the turquoise waters of the sea. The beautiful landscape seem as pure and undisturbed as if no one stepped foot there… with dense vegetation and crystal clear waters.

The development of tourism has created well-organized tourist facilities, luxury hotels and several entertainment centers that provide a wonderful setting for holiday, travelers from all over Greece and the world come to admire the true beauty of the Greek nature. In Sithonia you can enjoy endless beaches where you will find diving centers, small harbours, organized marines and sport events.

Gerakini is one of the largest beaches, fully equipped, offering a wide variety of activites such as water sports. You can also visit the settlement of Psakoudia, the beach of Ormylia, Metamorfosi and Nikitis. Moreover in Sithonia you can visit and explore Agios Ioannis, Akti Kovios, Kalogria, Neo Marmara and other beaches that will give you unforgettable moments.


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