Halkidiki makes a wonderful base for sightseeing, both within its immediate vicinity and throughout Northern Greece generally. No one who has the opportunity should miss the chance to visit Mount Athos. While the most common access is via caique from Ouranoupolis, boats also leave from Ormos Panagias on Sithonia. Cruises along the coastline of the Holy Mountain are also offered, so that both sexes can get a glimpse of its centuries-old monasteries.
Another popular pilgrimage on the east coast of Halkidiki is a trip to ancient Stagira, the birthplace of Aristotle. A statue to the great philosopher stands in the very pleasant park of modern Stagira, situated approximately 10 kilometers inland.
As for Olympiada, while formally an idyllic fishing village, it now attracts tourists with its crystal clear waters and blue flagged beaches, the fresh fish served in its traditional tavernas, and its family style hotels, where a visitor soon becomes a friend... Continue