Have an alternative family vacation in Greece by discovering the countryside of Kassandra, Halkidiki. We recommend beautiful and traditional villages to visit on your next holiday.
Halkidiki has mountainous and coastal villages that today turned into lovely tourist resorts. The most popular spot of Halkidiki is Kassandra, the first peninsula on the left. Although it’s a more cosmopolitan area, it still has plenty of beautiful folk villages. So, let’s check out the top 5 picturesque villages you should visit in the Kassandra peninsula.
The small seaside village of Afitos is a traditional village with great vibes and beautifully paved alleys. You should definitely visit the ruins of the Ancient Afytos, as well as the folklore museum. Also, you will find many remarkable churches around the village and the incredible springs of Moudounou and Vrysitsa.
This city is the gateway into the peninsula of Kassandra. It was founded in 1922 by some immigrants from eastern Thrace. Today, it is one of the prettiest villages of Halkidiki, with a great historical background. It is surrounded by the deep blue waters of Thermaikos and Toroneos Gulf and features many other remarkable sights.
Nea Skioni is a traditional fishing village gifted with rare natural beauty. The harbor of Nea Skioni is one of the largest in the peninsula, and it is surrounded by long golden beaches and lovely seaside taverns. You will also find some interesting sites, such as the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Church of the Virgin Mary Faneromeni, adorned with beautiful 16th-century frescoes.
Fourka is a forest-encircled green village. This paradise is densely forested, with olive trees and a variety of other plants and flowers. The sun shines, the sea is as large and calm as a lake, and it is diamond-encrusted.
These lines could have been written by a poet. The stunning blue coastline is adorned with the “Blue Flag.” It also complements the pinewood on the hills.
Nea Potidea is known for its beautiful clean beaches and fine archaeological sites. Some must-visit places are the Byzantine fortress Tower, built in 1407 in honor of the Apostle Paul, and the ancient funerary monument dedicated to Saint Paul. Furthermore, along the coast, you will find beautiful country houses, restaurants, cafes, bars, and camping sites.