Porto Koufo of Halkidiki
The sight of the harbor from above is unique, as huge rocks rising above a bay, which looks incredible on the lake, since the very small opening to the sea is barely visible.
The cape behind the rocks of the bay was named in antiquity as Derris. Porto Koufo was the ancient port of Toroneos, a safe anchorage for the Toronian ships.
The port has up to now its ancient name, since by then called Koufo port, in Greek Koufo is the deaf, because the ancients claimed that whoever was in the bay could not heard all the noise of the sea.
This port was even used as a metaphor for anyone who did not hear well, said to be "kofoteros the deaf (Toroneos) port". (More deaf of any who is deaf).
Porto Koufo is the safest and most natural harbour in Northern Greece and is almost always filled with all kinds of vessels.
Today is a quiet little village of fishermen that smells fresh fish.
Porto Koufo is 146 km far from Thessaloniki.
For your stay in Halkidiki, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Porto Koufo, 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.