Take a look around the older areas of the town where houses are built in the traditional Macedonian style with an upper storey, supported by timber, jutting out over the lower ground floor usually built of stone.
A unique component of these houses is the hayiati, a covered balcony on the south side of the structure, used to bring light and air into the home. Red-tiled roofs and tall chimneys are distinguishing features of this architectural style.
In Polygiros, the natives kick up their heels with a series of feasts and festivities in the week before Lent. All are welcome to savour the local fare served up for free during the katamania celebration. Perk up your energy with a homemade sweet before attempting the climb up Profitis Elias hill and enjoy the spectacular view of the three peninsulas on a clear day.