A Unique Environment
Travel and get to know beautiful Chalkidiki
A worldwide known destination for the geophysical beauty and the unique attractions. Kassandra Halkidiki, a location distinguished for its beautiful beaches, thermal bath, and the various activities offered.
Polychrono Kassandra, Chalkidiki
Polychrono today is a seaside resort offering amenities of a cosmopolitan center, able to meet your every desire.
It is an attraction for visitors of all ages due to the amazing beach, which extends for 2km and hosts tens of beach bars. Along the busy coastal road, you can also take advantage of the services offered by hundreds of catering shops and entertainment centers.
Restaurants, pizzerias, mini market, seasonal amusement parks, and spectacular beach bars waiting for you to make your holiday an unforgettable experience.
The establishment of the village started before 650 BC by the Eretrians, who had settled in the peninsula of Cassandra during that period and gave it the name “Neapoli”. This name remained until 540 AD when the area surrendered to complete destruction by the invasions of the Huns. In the 11th century, farmers and breeders gathered in this area and the village was named “Polyhroo” because of the many flowers that were there. A few centuries later, during the revolution of the Greeks against the Turkish rule in 1821, the area was burned and completely destroyed for the second time in its history. Some years later, some of the few survivors rebuilt the village, which over the years took the name “Polychrono” that is used up to this day.
Hanioti Kassandra, Chalkidiki
Prepare to be “captured” in the small, picturesque paradise of Halkidiki, cosmopolitan Hanioti. Hanioti or Haniotis as yet called, got its name, according to tradition, from the first inhabitant of the village, who came from Chania Crete. The establishment of the village probably took place in the late 1st century. Throughout the Turkish occupation of Greece, it was one of the 12 villages that had been under the supervision of the Gkazanfer Agha. The village was moved to its present location in 1930 after a devastating earthquake.
The wonderful cool climate of Hanioti, the beautiful beaches with the gorgeous blue waters and the green nature that surrounds the area will take you to a world of color and intense sensations.
Hanioti is a modern village, full of small parks, picturesque squares, and tall, centuries-old trees. It is certainly one of the busiest parts of Halkidiki, attracting thousands of visitors every year, especially during the summer months. Lined with traditional taverns, restaurants, bars, cafés and all kinds of shops, offers modern amenities and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Hanioti is also known for its lively beach bars stretching on a 4.5km beach. They offer a variety of options, both for those looking for live music and frenetic rhythms and those looking for peace and quiet.
Being a natural monument and a unique wetland since 1997, Mavrobara Lake awaits you 3km west of Polychrono. Surrounded by Mediterranean hiking trails, gurgling springs and wild vegetation, the area of Lake Mavrobara impresses with its simplicity, showing the different, non-cosmopolitan side of Halkidiki. If you are lucky, you can see up close two rare species of water-tortoises, the Emys orbicularis & Mauremus caspica hosted there. The lake is protected by international treaties, because of its particular ecological interest.
Beaches and Sea
Beaches and Sea With a coastal area greater than 17 kilometers, visitors can enjoy the clear and crystalline sea, with the golden and silky sand. Over the recent years, the area wins every year the blue flag of Europe, which is a sign for quality and clean water.
Visitors should not miss the chance to see up close the church of Agios Athanasios (Saint Athanasius) and the Christ Square with the Church of the Nativity of Christ which dates back to 1863. Finally, it is worthy to visit the Folk Museum located in the village of Polychrono, where visitors can see artifacts, objects, and clothing from the rural life of the first inhabitants.