Kassandra – Chalkidiki
Like a ship at anchor, the Kassandra peninsula patiently awaits every summer the waves of thousands of holidaymakers, in order to take them to the beaches they have dreamed about all winter.
The most densely populated of the three peninsulas – in addition to its many kilometres long indented coastline and crystal clear waters – offers a vibrant nightlife. Many bars are arrayed along the coastline or in the villages, while the area also features spas, large scale hotel facilities and hosts two major festivals, “Sani” and “Siviris”.
Kassandra is at the westernmost tip of Halkidiki, close to Thessaloniki. Kassandra – Halkidiki Entering into Kassandra makes quite and impression, as it is connected to Halkidiki through the bridge at Nea Potidea, the first village visitors encounter. In fact, the Kassandra peninsula is an island separated from the mainland by the Potidea canal, which offers a spectacular panoramic view, especially at sunset.
It is worth mentioning that Kassandra used to be named Flegra, which means “place of fire”. According to Greek mythology, the area was home to giants and became a battleground during the era when they tried to banish the gods from Mt Olympus.