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Browse below Halkidiki attractions. The listings appear in the order of most wanted pages.

THE TOUBA AT AGIOS MAMAS
Touba was inhabited by the end of the Neolithic period till the Iron Era in consecutive layers. It is about one of the most important prehistoric positions in Halkidiki as far as the duration of inhabitancy and magnitude are concerned. At the west of Touba an organized cemetery was found of the Earl... more info ...



OLYNTHOS
Ancient Olynthos, the most important political centre of Chalkidiki in the Classical period, occupies two hills: on the South Hill lies the city founded by the Bottiaeans in the 7th century B.C., which was destroyed by the Persians in 479 B.C. On the North Hill lies the Classical city, built in the ... more info ...



MENDI
Thoukidides refers to Ancient Mendi as a colony of Eretria, which was founded in Pallini (the most western peninsula in Halkidiki). The exact year of its foundation its not given, however the presence of Eretrians and Halkideans in Northern Greece dates within the framework of the B’ colonizat... more info ...



AKANTHOS
Akanthos is the most important ancient city and harbor of the Northeast Halkidiki, former colony of Andros. It was founded in the mid of the 7th century B.C. on the site of a prehistoric settlement. The town expands in a coastal palisade of about 600 meters Northeast from the current town of Ierisso... more info ...



MACEDONIAN TOMB OF POTIDAIA
Potidaia was founded in ca. 600 B.C. by colonists from Corinth. It played a significant role during the Persian Wars, while its rebellion against the First Athenian League in 432-31 B.C., was one of the reasons that led to the Peloponnesian War. The city was repeatedly captured by the Athenians and ... more info ...



ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF POLYGYROS
The Archaeological Museum of Polygyros includes representative archaeological finds from Chalkidiki, which present the significant cultural history from the prehistoric times.In the Museum vestibule are displayed a number of inscribed monuments and reliefs from the Classical and Hellenistic periods:... more info ...



NEA RODA SANCTUARY
The sanctuary’s lifetime begins at the late archaic era till the Hellenistic one and its history is connected with the two ancient cities of the region, Sani, colony of Andros and Ouranoupolis, town founded in 315 b.c by Alexarhos, brother of Kassandros, King of Macedonia. By the end of the ... more info ...



MOUNT ATHOS
Mount Athos, known as the Holy Mountain, is home to a semi-autonomous, all-male monastic community. Mt Athos is the centre of the global Orthodox religion - an area of mystique, contemplation, and isolation. The Mt Athos monasteries operate in much with the same manner as they have for over 1,000 ye... more info ...



ANCIENT STAGEIRA

Birthplace of Aristoteles, the greatest philosopher of ancient times and the teacher of Alexander the Great. The city was founded in ca. 655 B.C. by colonists from Andros. After the Persian Wars it joined the First Athenian League, in 424 B.C. it rebelled against it, and during the Peloponne... more info ...



PETRALONA CAVE
The bejewelled with stalagmites and stalactites Petralona Cave has been developed on the western side of the limestone Katsika mountain (~700 m height) and 300 m above sea level. The Cave was spotted in 1959 by the inhabitant of the adjacent village Philippos Chatzaridis and it became internationall... more info ...