Parthenonas Halkidiki

Sithonia Halkidiki Settlement

Its inhabitants abandoned it in the 70s to live in a nearby town. Thankfully, some came back and restored what is considered to be a hidden gem.

Built on the hillsides of mount Itamos, at an altitude of 350 meters, and only 5 kilometers from Neos Marmaras, is located the traditional settlement of Parthenonas. The ancient historian Herodotus mentions Parthenonas proving that it existed already from 9th century BC as "Partheni" while during the Byzantine era it was mentioned as "Parthenionas".

During the '70s, its 500 inhabitants left their houses and moved to N. Marmaras, leaving Parthenonas totally deserted. Some years later a "Parthenon" club was created, having as a goal to restore all buildings according to the traditional Macedonian architecture, a goal they finally accomplished. The architecture and the magnificent view of the Toronaios gulf have made Parthenonas a great all-year-round destination.

In the village, there are boutique hotels, cafeterias, and tavernas. While the visitors can visit the church of St Stefanos, and the Folklore Museum, which hosts a big collection of items of everyday use, traditional clothes, as well as old pictures.

About Parthenonas Halkidiki

Last updated: 25 Jul 2020

address Parthenonas, Sithonia Halkidiki, 630 81, Greece