- Travel and Places
Halkidiki Hotels and nearby places to visit - Polichrono Village
On the peninsula where, according to the myth, the battle of the Titans was held, yet another battle takes place every summer, that of finding a free spot in the crowded golden beaches of Kassandra, Halkidiki in Greece.
The Kassandra Peninsula, the first 'leg' of Halkidiki, has beautiful villages and beaches for all tastes as well as it is well known for its great leisure and entertainment options, consisting of countless taverns, restaurants, beach bars, organized beaches and night clubs; no wonder why it is preferred by most citizens of nearby Thessaloniki for their summer weekend getaways.
Choosing Possidi Village for your stay!
If you are considering choosing the Kassandra Peninsula, but on the other hand you are looking for a more serene and not that extremely crowded and noisy environment, then the picturesque small Possidi village seems like a great choice to make.
Built almost on the exact west coast centre of the Kassandra Peninsula is definitely the ideal place for your accommodation, since all the natural wonders of South and North Kassandra are equally divided in terms of distance and time.
Event though there is a wide selection of Kassandra Halkidiki Hotels, if you are looking to accommodate your needs in Possidi village, then you are strongly suggested to check in to Paralio Hotel.
Staying at Paralio Hotel... - comfy accommodation at very competitive rates
Paralio Hotel, is your ideal vacation spot, since it is situated just next to the sandy Possidi beach. With beautiful views of either the seaside or the evergreen landscape your room view will be more pleasant than you can imagine.
Paralio Hotel offers to its guest the ability to choose from 20 tastefully designed and fully furnished rooms and suits, all spacious and comfy. It belongs to the 3* category and it operates from 15th of May until 15th of October every year.
Therefore, when in doubt which hotel to choose from the numerous Kassandra Halkidiki Hotels, look no further; Paralio Hotel is your best alternative at very competitive rates.
Possidi village nearby places worth visiting... - Polichrono village and Lake Maurobara!
Polichrono village is only 27 km east of Possidi village (30 minutes driving).
It is a village with rich history as the ongoing excavations reveal. In particular, you can see the wooded hill of the acropolis of the ancient city, the ancient cemetery and the early Christian church with marble columns while in the folklore museum of the village the visitor can see very interesting exhibits revealing the rural and family life of the first inhabitants.
The beach is pedestrian-friendly and the visitors will find luxurious restaurants with excellent service, bars and family taverns serving fresh fish and local delicacies. It is definitely worth spending a morning walking on the beach, which stretches for seven whole miles, while enjoying the cool sea breeze. The beach is well organized and it offers a great variety of water sports and activities, such as: canoe, sea-bike, jet-ski, etc.
The quality of the waters is excellent, and the beach of Polichrono is awarded the blue flag for many years in a row now. While visiting this village, make sure to visit the Maurobara Lake, too.
About 3 km off the main road, west of Polichrono village there is a tiny road leading towards the ‘heart’ of the Kassandra mountain.
There, at an altitude of 200m. a small lake, of great ecological interest, called Maurobara is formed.
Awarded the title Protected Reserve of Natural Beauty since 1997 is a unique wetland of natural wonders, which is visited by many tourists every year.
This small piece of wetland, is inhabited by three rare species of European water-turtles that belong to the family of 'Testudinata' (Testudo Hermanii Boetgeri, Emys Orbicularis & Mauremys Caspica); all three of which are endangered and find refuge in the calm waters of the small dark water lake.
Maurobara Lake is protected by the Bonn Convention N.2719 and European Union Directive on the conservation of wild flora and fauna
Maurobara Lake is the only natural lake of the Kassandra Peninsula.
It is definitely worth the visit while on your way to Polichrono village where the visitor except the lake can walk through the paths around the lake surrounded by bloomy nature, pine trees while at the same time enjoying the tweets of the numerous birds.
A great place for unforgettable photographs with the magic of Greek nature in the background!