Cassandra is a place full of attractions of natural, historical and cultural beauty.
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 mainland, while the area also features spa, large scale hotel facilities and hosts two major festivals like “Sani” and “Siviris”.
Popular places to visit whilst in the area:
Sani Tower. It is called also St. George Tower or Stavronikita’s Tower. Constructed in 1543 in order to protect the Monastery of Stavronikita from invadors.
Temple of Ammon Zeus. Located in Kallithea, the temple was constructed in 400 B.C according to the archaeologists. Ammon Zeus is a “merge” of Egyptian God Ammos and Greek Father God Zeus.
Temple of Poseidon. Located in Posidi, the temple is considered to be the the oldest place of worship of Poseidon.
Byzantine Tower. It is called also St. Paul’s Tower. Located in Nea Fokea and still unknown construction date.
Lighthouse of Posidi. A landmark of the area, 14,5m high, built in 1864 by a French company.
Folk museum of Kassadreia. An exhibition of historical objects and traditional costumes of the area.
Folk Museum of Afytos. A library with books regarding the history of the village and an exhibition of historical objects and traditional costumes of the area.
Kanistro – Agios Nikolaos. Cape Κanistro is a thin strip of land that divides the sea in two… St. Nikolas church is built on the ruins of Apollo’s Temple and reliefs of the Temple can still be identified on the walls of the church.
Wetland Sani – Nea Fokea. A full of green area, with major ecological interest, and over 200 species of birds.
Port of Nea Skioni. The largest commercial and picturesque fishing port of the Kassandra’s peninsula.
Loutra Ag. Paraskevis. Up on the hill, a modern spa with pools containing water from the hot springs and magnificent view to the Aegean sea.