Sightseeing and Interest Places to Visit
Mount Athos is situated in the eastern and most enchanting third peninsula of Halkidiki, which is called the peninsula of Athos. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and forms a self-governed monastic state within the sovereignty of the Hellenic Republic. The actual Mount Athos has steep, densely forested slopes reaching up to 2.033 meters near the southernmost tip of the peninsula.
Aristotle Park (Stagira)
In the traditional village of Stagira, on the north-east Halkidiki in a part overlooking the gulf of Ierissos there is Aristotle’s Park. The Park, where a statue of the great philosopher stands for many decades has recently been equipped with interactive organs. These are applications of physical phenomena discussed in the work of the great teacher “Physics”.
Pyrgos Porfireiou (Ouranoupolis)
The 14th-century structure exhibits locally discovered ancient and Byzantine artefacts. The odd story of an Australian couple, the Locks, who inhabited the tower in the 1920s, is also attested.
Fortification work unknown era that cut the communication of Sithonia backbone with the rest of Ηalkidiki.
Ruins pro-byzantine church
Ruins pro-byzantine church St. Andrew in the island Diaporos.
In the “Hide and Seek” area still standing ruins of pro-byzantine church of St. Andrew, the oldest Christian church in the Sithonia area, dating to about 500 AD. It was a public basilica type structure, built with limestone and marble, hauled over long distances thus highlighting the luxury of the economic prosperity of the area.
Pyrofylakeio (Fire lookout station)
The top of Mount Itamos. Balcony overlooking the whole Halkidiki and half Aegean.
Here is the familiar monument of three aviator Aris Martakis, Pericles Kouventaras, and George Chouselas dropped on 01/02/1995 at position “Prionia” on the north side of Mount Itamos, but and the dedicatory plaque on which are written the names of six Chalkidikeioton fallen aviators, George Daravinga, Christodoulos Filippides, Asterios Liappis, Panagiotis Papanikolaou, George Mourmouris, John Chatzoudis.
According to mythology, Toroni was wife to Proteus, son of Poseidon. The ancient city was founded by Halkidian settlers probably during the 8th century BC. Its strategic location and rich resources developed Toroni into one of the most significant cities in Halkidiki, giving its name to the gulf that forms between Pallene (Kassandra) and Sithonia peninsulas.