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Review of Potidea

Nea Potidea

Distance from Thessaloniki 70 km.

The area has been inhabited constantly since the Neolithic Age. The name of the prehistoric settlement was probably Pallini. The famous Canal, which literally connects the Kassandra peninsula to the mainland of Halkidiki, was reopened in 1930 at its present size.

Nea Potidea was built in 1922 by Greek refugees from Eastern Thrace on the location of the Ancient Town Potidea, which was later named Kassandria. Later, the Greek state gave the area to the refugees who came here from Galataria of Constantinople, Kerasia and Platanos of Thrace after the catastrophe in Asia Minor . the refugee village was named Nea Potidea, after the ancient glorious town. The new inhabitants were mainly farmers, who cultivated garlic and onions, for which the area is still famous.

The main road of Kassandra divides the village in two settlements. The centre of the village is in the west settlement.

Situated in front of the homonymous village, this beach is enormous, sandy and fully organised. It is the connected to the beach of Agios Mamas.
It has all kinds of restaurants, bars and facilities for water sports.

Sights - archaeological sites:
The canal, the bridge.
The ruins of the castle.
The church dedicated to the Taxiarhes (1872), built with ancient stones, which belonged to the big property of the Monastery Dohiariou of Mount Athos.
The monument for the heroes of the Greek Revolution in 1821.

The private collection of antiquities of D. Psyroukis, with paintings dating from the 4 th century BC, which were discovered here.

The anniversary of the Kassandra Holocaust (1821) on November 14.
Traditional festivals on June 24, (Agios Ioannis – Saint John) and August 23-24 (Virgin Mary).

Restaurants, fish taverns.

 Fresh fish.

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