Pefkohori is a famous resort in the southeast coast of Kassandra. It is well know for its beautiful scenery, which combines harmonically the blue sea with the green hills. In Pefkohori there are many coffee shops, bars and restaurants near the sea. It is also famous for its magical sunset that will certainly excite you.
Pefkohori is an ideal destination for those who look for a peaceful place to relax. It is a traditional village with paved roads, squares and gardens. The beach in Pefkohori is magical, with great sand and blue-green waters. There you will have the chance to visit the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Rossos and the lagoon "Glarokavos". The old village will impress you with the typical backstreets of Chalkidiki and the beautiful gardens with the colourful flowers. The nightlife is also very intense and the walks in the beach at the night will be unforgettable. There is also a big variety of shops for all the needs and tastes and traditional taverns or luxury restaurants with nice foods and local wine, which will be a big temptation.
Halkidiki is the most popular resort in North Greece. It is a large area in the southeast of Thessaloniki that consists of three peninsulas, Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. It is visited by tourists from all over the world, as it is a lovely destination because of the natural beauty, the endless beaches, the impressive sites, the night life and the close distance from Thessaloniki.
The capital of Halkidiki is Poligiros, which is only 69 km from Thessaloniki.
Halkidiki is touristic developed because of its natural wealth, such as the combination of the gold coasts, the crystal waters and the green forests.
Greek mythology usually refers to Halkidiki: the giant of the earthquake, Egkelados, is barried in Kassandra. Athos was formed by a rock that the giant Athos threw to the gods. Sithonia also took its name by the son of Poseidon, Sithonas.
Myths that have survived. They imply although, the efforts to define the peculiarities of this place, since the passed years. Scientific search has proved that the geomorphology of the old Chalkidiki was much more different than today. The flora and the fauna were different, too. There have been found petrified relics of elephants and other extinct species in Nikiti, Vrasta and Triglia, that testify an other era, which probably the humanity never saw. The findings in the Cave of Petralona prove that the presence of the humanity in this area outruns the 700.000 years and that also, there were organized communities here since 4000 before Christ.
The visitors have the chance to see many sites. In Pefkohori we suggest you visit the lagoon Glarokavos and the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Rossos. In the next settlement, Poluchrono you can visit the lake where the turtle Testudinata lives.Other interesting sites are:
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