At the foot of Mount Holomondas (Tsoukalas) lies historical Polygiros, the capital of Chalkidiki. It has a population of about 6000. Visitors can reach the town by bus from all major resort areas and the drive through the hills takes in some enchanting villages. The town itself stands at a height of 500 m and it is built in the manner of an amphitheatre with the houses spreading across the slopes of Prophetes Ilias hill, offering a breathtaking view of the three prongs of Chalikidiki.
The fertile countryside, planted with vines, olive trees and fruit trees has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The interesting past of the town is revealed at the local museum which houses rare exhibits from the prehistoric and historical periods of the life of the peninsula.
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