Brightly-coloured hand-woven rugs depicting scenes of village life and sweaters are proudly displayed outside their stores while tasty delights like locally produced honey - to slather onto chunky village bread, spinach and cheese pies tempt the visitor. Pick up some "giaourtokarydomelo" - yoghurt laced with honey and walnuts.
Meander through the town's narrow, cobble stoned streets lined with the typical two-storey rustic homes built in the shape of a D, a style thought to have been brought to the area by settlers from Epirus. House proud residents tend to their daily chores and herds of goats passing through the town, bells tinkling, are a common sight.
Indeed, the Society for the Development of Chalkidiki has put in an admirable effort to preserve the local handicrafts, folk art and environment while encouraging controlled tourism development.
Remains of an ancient city can be found on Profitis Elias hill, 3km north of the town.