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”.


Ancient Mendi


Founded in 1000 or 1100 B.C. in the middle of the peninsula of Kassandra in the side of Thermaikos Bay. Ancient Mendi took its name from the minthi or mintha (mentha in Latin, hence the Mint). About the name Mendi, the medieval Suda said in addition that the Egyptians called the flood God Nappy, there was even sanctuary of “Mendesios From Egyptians”. Thucydides mentions the Mendesio Horn was the Delta of the River Nile. Timber trade flourishes here and famed wine known as Mendaios wine. The ancient shipwreck of the fifth century b.c. found in 1992, on the shores of the Alonnisou island at a depth of 30 m that was approximately 3000 amphora with Mendaeos wine by the Mendi. The archaeological pick has brought to light finds that attest the continuous habitation of the region from the 9th to 4th century BC. e.g. Large deposits of gold and silver that existed in the region is confirmed by the great movement of ancient coins found and led the ancient Mendi on long edge. From Greek history we learn that participated actively in the Delian League, Peloponnesian War, and later as the Macedonian years absorbed from the foundation of Kassandria in 315 B.C.From here he descended the known for the statue of victory, sculptor Paeonios. The archaeological area covers an area of 1200 by 600 metres on the hill above the sea finally next to the Mendi hotel.