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Kalithea

Kallithea is a cosmopolitan resort on the east coast of the Kassandra Peninsula (Halkidiki), about 50 km south of Polygyros and 90 km from Thessaloniki.

Modern Kalithea was founded in 1925 by settlers from Asia Minor. Until 1950, the settlement was called "Maltepe", and its inhabitants were engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry. Today, the population of Kalithea is a little over 500 people. Most of the locals are engaged in tourism.

Today Kalithea is one of the most popular resorts in the region. Its gorgeous beaches with fine golden sand and crystal-clear waters, magnificent natural landscapes and picturesque pine trees, sometimes descending to the water itself, as well as well-developed infrastructure annually attract thousands of tourists from all over the world. Translated from Greek, Kalithea is translated as "beautiful view" and this is absolutely true. Kalithea beach is the repeated holder of the honorable "blue flag".

The choice of housing in Kalithea is very large and varied. You will find here both huge fashionable hotel complexes, as well as cozy mini-hotels and comfortable apartments. The abundance of a wide variety of restaurants, taverns and cafes will delight. Fans of active night time can have a great time in the night clubs of Kalitea. For active tourists there are various types of water sports, as well as horse riding, tennis and much more.

The main attractions of Kalithea, of course, are the sanctuaries of Zeus Ammon and Dionysius, as well as the small church of St. Panteleimon with interesting frescoes. In the sanctuary of Zeus, archaeologists unearthed an altar dating back to the 5th century BC. and part of the temple, built already in the second half of the 4th century BC (some structures date back to 2-1 centuries BC). The cult of the god Dionysius is more ancient and his sanctuary dates back to the 8th century BC.

 

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