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

An overview of the city of Polygyros surrounded by mountains and dense vegetation.
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Polygyros Day Trips


This traditional settlement of mountainous Halkidiki is famous for its architecture and picturesque surrounding landscape. Explore on foot and by car.

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.

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.

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.

A picture taken from the Nea Apollonia spa showing Volvi lake.
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distant ≈ 44km
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Apollonia Spa

Loutra Volvis

The Apollonia spa and thermal springs are good enough for a few relaxing hours. The waters are not too warm but the sulfuric smell is.


Polygyros Halkidiki

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

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Polygyros Things to Do


Mount Cholomon

Breathtaking natural landscapes that cover the biggest part of the central and east Halkidiki. There are trails but not as well developed.

The waters of the lake reflecting the blue skies, and one fishing boat is lying on the shore.
distant ≈ 44.3km

Lake Volvi

The largest lake in Macedonia has 24 fish species and many birds. Excellent for walks and relaxation, once here, try also the food.

The statue of Aristotle and the mountain behind the Aristotle's Park.
distant ≈ 43.4km

Aristotle's Park


An absolutely worth-visiting theme park that educates visitors about Aristotle's physics with interactive methods. Excellent for children.

A picture of the waterfalls of Varvara in Halkidiki among rocks.
distant ≈ 47.6km

Varvara Waterfalls

In this area of natural beauty and dense vegetation, you will find these waterfalls - ideal for a short visit for relaxation.

The main entrance and the kiosk that sells tickets at the Petralona cave of Halkidiki.
distant ≈ 32.3km
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Petralona Cave (Red Stones)

An impressive cave where the skull of a Homo heidelbergensis was found dating from between 300,000 and 700,000 years ago.

Polygyros Why visit?

  • Neighbor of Mount Holomontas.
  • This region was an ally of Athens in the Peloponnesian War.
  • A puzzling name which probably means stronghold.

Polygyros Attractions

A picture showing the exterior of the church of Agia Marina surrounded by a green landscape.
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distant ≈ 47.3km

Agia Marina Church


Impressive post-Byzantine church with a distinctive architectural style. Excellent for a stop, if travelling on the highway.

An panoramic photo showing the hill and the remnants of the Rentina Castle surrounded by mountains and vegetation.
distant ≈ 48.4km

Byzantine Castle of Rentina

With traces of human presence since the Neolithic era, this strategic hilltop was a Byzantine castle, later used also by the Ottomans.


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.


Main Square & Town Hall of Polygyros

This is the square where the Town Hall is located. It's built with stone and its simple architecture follows the building styles of mountainous Greece.

Polygyros Beaches

A picture taken from the sea depicts people in the water and umbrellas and sunbeds at the Develiki Beach.
distant ≈ 45.7km

Develiki Beach

Develiki is a tiny fishing village with a quiet beach and a beach bar. Two nearby fish taverns are always ready to satisfy your palate.

A photo depicting a family to enjoy the sun and the water at the Kampos (Ladhario) beach of Pyrgadikia.
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distant ≈ 34.7km

Kampos (Ladhario) Beach


A large semi-organized sandy beach with a beach bar, as well as beach volley and soccer fields. Note: a few steps in the sea and the waters get deep.


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 ≈ 30km

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.

Polygyros Museums


Folklore Museum of Polygyros

Hosting original items donated by Polygyros' inhabitants, it provides a clear picture of traditions and everyday life. Exceptional tapestry.

The a picture of the building that houses the Byzantine Culture Center «Justin».
distant ≈ 29.3km

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.

The main entrance and the front yard of the Archaeological Museum of Polygyros.
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Archaeological Museum of Polygyros

It hosts findings covering Halkidiki's history from the Bronze age until the Roman Period. The collection is growing in time.