Kallithea of Halkidiki
One of the most sought after areas of the beautiful peninsula of Cassandra, where the pine trees adorn the golden sands of the beach, is Kallithea, a modern shopping center and a resort, which is characterized by large hotel complexes and traditional family accommodation, and nightlife for those who love music and dance.
Kallithea is an attraction for thousands of tourists who come to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the unique archaeological findings, the most important of which include the Doric temple of Jupiter Ammon (Doric, 4th century BC), the temple of Dionysus and of Nymphs and the small church of St. Panteleimon with the interesting frescoes.
Without doubt, Kallithea is the best starting point for day trips throughout the peninsula, especially for those who wish to experience the fascinating archaeological and historical monuments of the place.
Providing the necessary infrastructure for a pleasant and enjoyable holiday, combined with the unique natural and historical heritage and an exciting nightlife, Kallithea is able to satisfy the most demanding visitor.
It is situated 85 kilometers from Thessaloniki.
Kallithea is a refugee village of 3,500 acres. Its inhabitants settled in the area after the Asia Minor disaster of 1922 and the exchange of populations. They originated from Maltepe of Propontis and the wider area of Kerassounta of Pontus.
Before 1925, there was a monastery dependency as a manor, which was ruled by the Russian Monastery of Athos Mount.
After the settlement of refugees and the forced expropriation of the region, the settlement was named ''New Maltepe” and until 1945 it was administered by the community of Afytis. In 1946 becomes a separate Community named Kallithea (nice view), indicator of the beautiful position of the village.
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For your stay in Halkidiki, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Kallithea, as well as in many other areas of Halkidiki, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
You can access Halkidiki by car through the road network.
The best way to explore the area is to have your own car and is worth to visit places that are not accesible by the local public transport and tours.
Moving around within Halkidiki is made possible by using the bus from Halkidiki, with regular routes between areas.
The airline connection of Halkidiki is via the "Macedonia" airport.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.