Monastry Dependecy of Flogita – Metohi Flogita
The Monastery Dependency of Flogita dates back to 1311. Until 1924 it operated as a monastery dependency of the Russian monastery, later as annex of the American Red Cross which attended to the refugees of Kalamaria, while during the Nazi Occupation (1944) it was bombed by the Bulgarian conquerors. In the middle of the 1960s a major fire destroyed the building which was dilapidated. In 1999 the City Council of Moudania decided to grant the area to the 10th Ephorate for Byzantine Antiquities in order for the latter to undertake the necessary restoration works and for the building to be utilized as the Center for Byzantine Culture in Halkidiki, “Justinian”, as it was named by the team of archaeologists responsible for the works. The building will house the museum of the monastery dependency. The project is financed by the EU and national resources and its budget is 10 millions Euro.
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The cave of Petralona “embellished” with stalagmites and stalactites is located in the west foot of the Katsika (Goat) mountain and in an altitude of about 300 meters from the level of sea. It was found in 1959 by the inhabitant of Petralona, Mr. Philippos Hatzaridis and it became well known all over the world in 1960, when the skull of Arhanthropos was found by another inhabitant of Petralona, Mr. Christos Sarrigiannidis.
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Aristotle’s Park – Stagira
In the traditional village of Stagira, on the north-east Halkidiki in a part overlooking the gulf of Ierissos there is Aristotle’s Park. The Park, where a statue of the great philosopher stands for many decades has recently been equipped with interactive organs. These are applications of physical phenomena discussed in the work of the great teacher “Physics”.
Mount Athos is situated in the eastern and most enchanting third peninsula of Halkidiki, which is called the peninsula of Athos. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and forms a self-governed monastic state within the sovereignty of the Hellenic Republic. The actual Mount Athos has steep, densely forested slopes reaching up to 2.033 meters near the southernmost tip of the peninsula. The mountain mass is cleft by deep ravines, along which flow deep torrents and countless streams. It is only at the southern end of the peninsula that water is scarce.
Near by places to visit
Explore the cultural treasures and historical legacy of Thessaloniki. See the hip, cosmopolitan face of Thessaloniki in a morning spent among its shops and cafes. Visit the White Tower, an iconic landmark that has repelled foreign invaders and housed Ottoman prisoners over the course of five centuries.
Do a tour to the local markets, walk through lines of vividly colored stalls in Nea Moudania, where all nature of local crafts and clothing ensure that you leave with a souvenir to remember your trip.
Mediterannean Cosmos (Thessaloniki)
The Mediterranean Cosmos located at south area of Thessaloniki, is the first and largest shopping and entertainment center in northern Greece, a total area of 250,000 sq.m., offering residents a unique combination of entertainment, shopping.
Near the city of Thessaloniki , is Waterland, a site of enormous proportions and equally big variety of slides, swimming pools and hydro-massage facilities. Other facilities include self-service restaurant, coffee shop, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts and many happenings during the day. Complete facilities, which include doctor, lifeguard outposts and swimming instructors, make this place a perfectly safe venue of fun, peace and relaxation.