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Halkidiki

Cassandra

07Dec

Cassandra is at the westernmost tip of Halkidiki, close to Thessaloniki. Entering into Cassandra makes quite and impression, as it is connected to Halkidiki through the bridge at Nea Potidea, the first village visitors encounter. In fact, the Cassandra peninsula is an island separated from the mainland by the Potidea canal, which offers a spectacular panoramic view, especially at sunset.
Cassandra also known as Alexandra or Kassandra, was a daughter of King Priam and of Queen Hecuba of Troy. It is worth mentioning that Cassandra used to be named Flegra, which means “place of fire”. According to Greek mythology, the area was home to giants and became a battleground during the era when they tried to banish the gods from Mt Olympus.
Like a ship at anchor, the Cassandra peninsula patiently awaits every summer the waves of thousands of holidaymakers, in order to take them to the beaches they have dreamed about all winter.
The most densely populated of the three peninsulas – in addition to its many kilometres long indented coastline and crystal clear waters – offers a vibrant nightlife. Many bars are arrayed along the coastline or in the villages, while the area also features spas, large scale hotel facilities and hosts two major festivals like “Sani” and “Siviris”.