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Halkidiki is a large mainland region of northern Greece, which is famous for its shape, as it has three peninsulas or ‘legs’ as they are better known. From west to east they are Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. They used to be called ‘popular’ Kassandra, ‘peaceful’ Sithonia and ‘spiritual’ Athos, but they have all changed so much in recent years, they all offer a bit of everything.
The great thing about this region is that due to its geographical lay-out there is the main body of land and then the 3 legs, but they all have different terrains and atmospheres. It is sometimes said to be a ’mainland’ and 3 Islands, but actually they are all connected, especially through a system of excellent roads. Therefore, it is very popular for Fly-Drive Holidays and visitors from the rest of mainland Europe. (and closest to Thessaloniki, which is the 2nd biggest city in Greece and has a major International Airport
Athos, and in particular Mount Athos is the ‘third leg’ and is one of the most famous religious places in the world. It receives thousands of visitors every year, who take cruisers around the peninsula, in order to see the spectacular monastery’s that are located there. The history of the mountain and the monasteries is extremely interesting and the fact that 20 of these immense religious buildings remain intact today is amazing. There are still hundreds of monks, living in solitude, devoting lives to their beliefs, but others communicate and mix with the nearby community. The monks make the monasteries self-sufficient, by selling the produce they grow and make, such as; wine, olive oil, vegetables, fruit, cheese, yogurt, crafts etc.
Due to the religious regulations that rule Athos Mount, no females are allowed to step foot on it and males are only allowed with very special permission. Athos is patrolled by Police at all times to ensure that these rules are preserved.
The port town of Ouranoupoli, where many of the boats that carry out the cruises around Athos, is lovely place itself. It has bars, restaurants, shops, all positioned in lovely charter filled walkways and avenues. It also has Zygou Monastery, which is one of the rare monastery sites on Athos outside of the security boundary. Therefore, it is accessible to all and worth a visit. There is also the harbor area and ‘tower’, which are great places to visit too.
Nearby is Lerissos, which is an interesting and exciting place, as it has a variety of accommodations, great bars, restaurants and clubs. Whilst there, a visit to the 3D Exhibition Centre is recommended too, as it contains a museum and provides other services too.
Olympiada Village is a lovely quaint destination and is home to the Ancient City of Stagira, the birth place (and maybe burial place) of the great philosopher ARISTOTLE. To tour the remains is very interesting experience and it reveals how large the city really was.
The Liotopi Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Olympiada. The hotel, situated at the edge of the village, is surrounded by a verdurous garden and is ideal for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Liotopi has 16 uniquely decorated and spotlessly clean rooms, 10 of which have sea view. The embroidered pillowcases, the attention to the detail, the relaxing atmosphere and the hospitality of the owners guarantee a unique experience for all guests.
The same family also run the Akroyali Restaurant, which serves a delightful range of Greek food and specialises in fish, which as it is located on the sea front, you would expect. Dimitris who is the owner, will ensure a professional service and with humor too, as a coincidence he is also a guide of the ancient city too!
Another fun and interesting place to visit is Aristotle’s Park where people of all ages can enjoy seeing and using instruments and structures, which were invented or discovered by the great man.
The Municipality of Aristotle, Halkidiki are always looking for collaboration and investment from around worldwide.
Only a short distance away, is the port of Tripiti, which is where the ferry to Ammouliani Island is boarded. There are thousands of Islands off the mainland, but not many as small as this charming little piece of Greek peacefulness. Measuring only 4.5 sq kms in size it is definitely worth a visit, as it is only a 10-minute ferry journey and at a cost of a couple of euro.
It has great views of Mount Athos, the mainland and estuary, plus many sandy beaches with turquoise waters. For such a small place, there are many things to do for any visitor; swimming, diving, fishing, walking, museum, cultural events, etc. It a beautiful looking serene Island with its traditional buildings and character filled main square. There are many bars, restaurants, shops too, so in between all that relaxing, a bit of socialising and retail therapy can be done. The Island has many types of accommodation, but one of the best is the Sunrise Hotel, which is centrally placed, has quality rooms and is a family run venue with great food, drink and hospitality too.
Some visitors go to the Island as a day trip, others do the 14-day holiday experience, but many stay for 4/6 weeks at a time, to totally distress from the pressures of life by relaxing and reenergizing there. As the Islanders say – ‘A small island – a great time’.
The Business Association of Ammouliani Island are always looking for collaboration and investment from organizations worldwide.
The Halkidiki Tourism Organisation is a professional and pro-active department and are open to work with any organisation to collaborate in any form of partnership to promote the region.