Endless beaches, charming coves, wonderful natural beauty landscapes, exceptional landmarks and interesting archaeological sites, compose the setting of this exceptional travel destination of northern Greece and it is none other than Halkidiki.
However, apart from the exotic marble waters and the traditional small villages, which is also worth visiting are the archaeological sites of Halkidiki.
Here you will find the most popular attractions and archaeological sites of Halkidiki!
Ancient Olynthos is built in a prominent position near the shores of the Toroneos Gulf on two hills and about 4 km from the sea. It is one of the most ancient cities of Halkidiki, with a long history as according to historical facts it has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age.
In fact, it is considered a very important historical monument of Halkidiki as it presents interesting archaeological findings. The excavations revealed some important discoveries such as the impressive mosaic floors, some of which are still preserved today, especially considering their antiquity, but also findings concerning the special architecture of Olynthos that seems to follow the famous Hippodameian system.
Perhaps the most important archaeological site of Halkidiki is the Ancient Stagira but not unfairly. They are located on the Liotopi peninsula near Olympiada, giving you a unique view, while the path along the beach gives you the opportunity not only to admire the sights of this interesting historical site but also to enjoy a trail of incredible natural beauty. As for the archaeological findings of Stagira, among them, the most important of all is the tomb and the hero of the omniscient Aristotle.
Temple of Ammon Zeus
Another archaeological site of Halkidiki that is worth visiting is the ancient Greek temple of Ammon Zeus which is, in fact, one of the most important temples of Halkidiki. It is located on the beach of Kallithea, while it is noteworthy that it was discovered during the construction of a hotel.
Ancient Toroni – Lykythos Castle
Toroni is located on the Sithonia Peninsula while its port is located east of Lykythos. In fact, according to research, the port of Ancient Toroni was a reference point for Macedonia in antiquity, with significant commercial and strategic power. As for the Castle of Lykythos, in fact, it refers to the rocky peninsula where large parts of the fortification of the walls developed in the ancient city are now preserved.
Nea Potidea is also one of the archaeological sites of Halkidiki that are of particular interest. According to the excavations, the Doric city was founded around 600 BC, while the findings that were discovered, such as relics, ceramics and various parts of the building tissue, are remarkable.
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