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Platenitzi beach view from the road
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Mythology and history
The peninsula of Chalkidiki is often mentioned in ancient Greek mythology: Egkelados, the giant that causes the earthquakes, would be buried in Cassandra. The mountain of Athos would be a rock that the giant with the same name has thrown against the Gods. The name of the peninsula of Sithonia would derive from Sithon, a son of Poseidon.
The most famous men in the history of the region are Alexander the Great and his teacher Aristoteles the philosopher.
Diving in Peninsula of Sithonia
One of the best way to uncover the beauties of the depth of the Aegean is by diving into its warm waters and explore its underwater bed. The Diving Centers Nireas, situated at Porto Koufo, and Aqualand will help you on this task. They provide you all the necessary equipment while expert divers, by keeping all the safty rules, guide you to the caves of Porto Koufo, at Kelifos island and at the harbours of Porto Carras. Aqualand organises dives at the area between Armenistis Camping and Sikia Beach.Nireas: Porto Carras, Neos Marmaras Village, Tel.0030 23750 77125, www.nireas.grAqualand : Camping Platanitsi, Sarti Village, 0030 6947074902-3, www.aqualand.gr
Chalcidice or Halkidikí is one of the prefectures of Greece. It is located in the southeastern portion of Greece Macedonia. The Cholomontas or the Cholomon mountains lie in the northcentral part. It consists of a large peninsula in the northwestern Aegean Sea, resembling a hand with three "fingers" – Pallene (now Kassandra), Sithonia, and Ayion Oros (the ancient Acte), which contains Athos. The monasteries of Mount Athos are located on the easternmost "finger".In ancient times, Chalcidice was part of Thrace. The first Greek settlers in this area came from Chalcis (the area around Chalcis was also known as Chalcidice) and Eretria, cities in Euboea, around the 8th century BC who founded cities such as Mende, Torone and Scione, a second wave came from Andros in the 6th century BC. The ancient city of Stageira was the birthplace of the great philosopher Aristotle.Capital of Chalcidice is the...
Top 3 Hotels in Prefecture of Chalkidiki
Hotel Agni Sarti
2 Reviews and 18 Opinions We spent 2 wunderful weeks here. Agni and her family are very nice people,all services were...
Hotels in Sarti
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