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.

Nea Potidea Day Trips

Kassandra Halkidiki

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

Sithonia Halkidiki

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


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

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 Kalikratia

If you are trapped in Thessaloniki during summer, Nea Kalikratia is your easy escape to an OK beach. It's well-organized and superbly family-friendly.


Polygyros Halkidiki

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

A central street of the village of Galatista with shops and other traditional buildings.
distant ≈ 43.1km


Polygyros Halkidiki

Picturesque village with old-style stone architecture and a Byzantine tower. A fantastic place to relax and stroll around in the beautiful streets.

The stone-built main church and other buildings by a street of Taxiarchis village of Halkidiki.
distant ≈ 42.4km

Taxiarchis Halkidiki

Hidden in the Holomontas forest, this is a settlement with classic stone-built houses and churches. A jewel of mountainous Halkidiki.

Nea Potidea Beaches


Nea Potidea Beach

A land strip where swimming is possible in both west and east sides. The east coast is broader and has beach bars. The west one is quiet but also rocky.

A part of the beach of Psakoudia, Halkidiki that includes numerous umbrellas and sunbeds of a beach bar.
distant ≈ 21.9km

Psakoudia Beach

Long sandy beach with views of Kassandra and Sithonia peninsulas. Relax in one of the beach bars near pine trees touching the sea.

A photo of the Metamorfosi beach of Halkidiki taken between the umbrellas and sunbeds of a local beach bar.
distant ≈ 31.7km

Metamorfosi Beach

Typical Halkidiki beach with sand and small rocks, clean waters, and pine trees on the beach. Metamorfosi has all a beach-goer could ask for.

Nea Potidea Why visit?

  • Philosopher Socrates fought in a battle here.
  • Built by Athenians, destroyed by Macedonians, Huns, and Turks.
  • Rebuilt in 1922 to house Greek refugees from Turkey.

Nea Potidea Attractions

Remains of Potidea's ancient port with the blue sea and a snowy mount Olympus in the background.
photo: fourkas / CC BY 2.0

Ancient Potidea Archaeological Site

Unsurprisingly, archaeological findings show that Potidea has a long history. Not much to see in the archaeological site. Minimal signage.


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.

The green-blue waters of the Potidea Canal between the two shores.
photo: Schtewe / CC BY 2.0

Kassandra (Potidea) Canal

Built in the ancient years, this canal is 1250-meters long and 40-meters wide, separating Kassandra from mainland Halkidiki.

Nea Potidea Museums


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.