Kassandra Halkidiki

Peninsula in Central Macedonia

With incredible beaches and nightclubs, Kassandra is a fitting choice for young people. That said, many calm villages make it a family destination too.

Kassandra Halkidiki Attractions

St. Paul's Byzantine Tower, Nea Fokea

The absolute landmark of Nea Fokea is a Byzantine tower. Sometimes at night it's dressed with light projections.

Temple of Ammon Zeus, Kallithea

A rare temple dedicated to an Egyptian version of God Zeus built the 8th century BC and destroyed in the years of Emperor Constantine.

The lighthouse of Possidi and the green hill with many houses in the background.
distant ≈ 21.2km

Possidi Cape & Lighthouse

After a beautiful walk, you can reach the picturesque cape and take a photo in front of the lighthouse that is still in use.

Ruins at the archaeological site of ancient Olynthos among trees and bushes.
distant ≈ 36km

Ancient Olynthos (Archaeological Site)

A strong town and capital of the Chalkidian League, it vanished when Philip (Alexander's father) has it sacked and razed.

St. Dimitrios Church, Afitos

A stone-built church of 1858 dedicated to St Dimitrios. It is marvelously decorated inside. You can support it by lighting a candle for a small charge.

Sani (Stavronikita) Tower

Dominating the landscape of Sani are the remnants of an old tower that protected the property of an Athonite Monastery.

Daily boats anchored by the Pier of Pefkochori on Kassandra.
distant ≈ 23.9km

Pefkochori Pier

Starting point or embarking spot for daily boat cruises as well as sailing tours that reach Marmaras port & visit beaches of Toroneos Gulf.

Kassandra Halkidiki Things to Do

The sandy beach of Sani Resort and in the background are the hotel facilities.
hidden gem

Sani Marina (Sani Resort)

One of the few multi-story resorts in Halkidiki, it looks alien to the natural landscape that surrounds it but attracts many people.

A stone-built church with a red dome that has white windows in the yard of the monastery.
distant ≈ 23.8km

St. John the Russian and Confessor Monastery

Hidden in the forest on the ridge of Kassandra peninsula, this Holy Hermitage attracts many visitors, especially in the summer.

Sani Festival

It is a music and dance event hosting Greek and foreign artists playing mostly of ethnic, jazz, and classic music.

Kassandra Festival

For about a month every summer, the amphitheater of Siviri hosts mostly Greek music concerts and theater performances of the Kassandra Festival.

Kassandra Halkidiki Museums

Folklore Museum of Afitos

Village inhabitants donated family treasures of their great-grandparents to equip this folklore museum. Here you see the everyday life of the past centuries.

The a picture of the building that houses the Byzantine Culture Center «Justin».
distant ≈ 39.8km

Byzantine Culture Center «Justin»

A museum in a historical building (Metochi Flogiton) that, in the past, has been a monastery and a hospital. Enjoy the views too.

Folklore Museum of Polichrono

The Folklore Museum of Polichrono displays clothing, farming tools, and household items that illustrate how life was here more than 100 years ago.

Kassandra Halkidiki Beaches

A photo of the beach of the beach of Pefkochori in Halkidiki.
distant ≈ 23.3km

Pefkochori (Pefkohori) Beach

Golden-sand beach with pine trees reaching the coast of one of the biggest summer destinations.

Numerous restaurant tables at the seafront promenade and a part of Nea Skioni Beach of Halkidiki.
distant ≈ 22.6km

Nea Skioni Beach

Peaceful sandy beach on the west side of the peninsula away from the tourist centers of the east.

Kallithea Beach

Sandy, shallow, and well-organized beach along the coast of a cosmopolitan settlement with famous beach bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Hanioti (Chaniotis) Beach

Organized sandy beach along the homonymous village with some of the most famous beach bars.

A part of the beach of Psakoudia of Polygyros of Halkidiki that includes numerous umbrellas and sunbeds of a beach bar.
distant ≈ 28.6km

Psakoudia Beach

Long sandy beach located between Kassandra & Sithonia where the pine trees reach the coast.

Siviri Beach

Narrow but long fine sand beach that belongs to the homonymous settlement, offers all the amenities, and is famous for its beautiful sunset.

A photo taken between the pine trees shows one part of the Kriopigi Beach of Halkidiki.
photo: lehaso / CC BY 3.0

Kriopigi (Kryopigi) Beach

Peaceful narrow beach where the dense pine tree vegetation reaches literally the coast.

A photo showing the beach of Polychrono in Halkidiki.
photo: Nadina / CC BY-SA 3.0

Polychrono Beach

Long sand & small pebble beach along the village that becomes a bustling tourist resort in summer.

A photo of the Metamorfosi beach of Halkidiki taken between the umbrellas and sunbeds of a local beach bar.
distant ≈ 29.8km

Metamorfosi Beach

Typical beach of Halkidiki where the local flora and the pine trees reach the long sandy coast.

Sani (Sane) Beach

The fine white sand and the blue-green crystal-clear waters compose almost a tropical scenery.

Skala Fourkas Beach

Organized white sand beach of the coastal village with popular beach bars and restaurants.

Kassandra Halkidiki Settlements

A paved path at the Yerakini coastal promenade close by the sandy beach.
distant ≈ 31.7km

Yerakini, Polygyros Halkidiki

A coastal village that evolved from a small settlement of miners during the '60s to a popular tourist destination today.

A night view of a central street of Paliouri where a taverna and other shops are situated.
distant ≈ 33.3km

Paliouri Halkidiki

A mountainous traditional settlement, hidden in the unique pine forest of Halkidiki that is also famous for the amazing nearby beaches.

Afitos Halkidiki

A village of Kassandra with chill vibes and tranquility, a beautiful beach, and nice tavernas. Awesome place for families and not only.

Kallithea Halkidiki

Located on the east coast of the Kassandra peninsula, Kallithea is famous for its nightlife and attracts many young tourists.

Skala Fourkas Halkidiki

Skala Fourkas is a small settlement on the western side of Kassandra. It has a decent beach, good food and entertainment options.

A fountain in a square of Pefkohori surrounded by restaurants and tavernas.
distant ≈ 24.3km

Pefkohori Halkidiki

Small village with a nice beach, a favorite of young tourists as its nightlife is loud and goes until early in the morning.

A central street of Hanioti with restaurants, cafeterias, and outdoor seats on the pavement.
photo: Тснена

Chaniotis (Hanioti) Halkidiki

A coastal village of the east side of Kassandra that was developed as a summer resort. It has all amenities one could need.

Kassandra Halkidiki Day Trips

Sithonia Halkidiki

If you prefer natural beauty and nightlife, Sithonia is abundant with isolated beaches, glamorous beach bars, and scenic drives. Best for families.

Nea Moudania

This is a busy fishing port with a promenade and an abundance of seafood restaurants and fish barbeques. Some tourists use it as a base for day trips.

Nea Potidea

A village famous for its canal that connects the Thermaic with the Toroneos gulf. It has decent beaches, lovely beach bars, and good tavernas.

An overview of the city of Polygyros surrounded by mountains and dense vegetation.
photo: Luc.T / CC BY 2.0


The proof that Halkidiki is not only about beach life, Polygyros dominates with its mountainous landscape and culture as well as its hiking paths.

Questions & Answers about Kassandra Halkidiki

Why Visit Kassandra Halkidiki?
  • A combination of crystal waters, sandy beaches, and modern tourist infrastructure.
  • Great landscapes that justify the famous saying "There is nothing like Halkidiki".
  • With numerous beach bars and famous for the nightlife during summer.
  • Halkidiki's leader in tourism development.