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Halkidiki. Museums & More

Halkidiki. Museums & More

Apart from the endless possibilities for summer holidays on the beach, Halkidiki with its rich history and folk tradition can satisfy all the range of the interests of its visitors.

The cave of Petralona with its Anthropological Museum, which is located in 1 km from the homonymous village of Thermaikos Gulf, became known for its rich prehistoric finds of a significant paleontological period and for the impressive stalactites that decorate it in the most amazing way. The Museum of Traditional Boats in Nea Moudania as well as the Folklore Museum of Bithynia also have some remarkable exhibits.

The entire region of Halkidiki has many Folklore Museums which exhibit the representative objects of the local everyday life and the tradition of the country. The Folklore Museums of Afitos and of Parthenon in the homonymous mountain village of Sithonia are definitely interesting places to visit, while the Folklore Museum of Ierissos is famous mainly for the traditional architecture of its building which is one of the most important of the prefecture.

In central Halkidiki one may be interested to visit the Historical and Archeological Museum of Arnea as well as the Folklore Museum of Polygyros and Petrokerason. The archaeological site in Kallithea, Ancient Skioni and Ancient Mendi, all located on the peninsula of Kassandra, Toronaios, the archaeological site of Olynthos with the accompanying Archaeological Museum, as well as the ruins of Ancient Toroni in Sithonia are some of the most remarkable places of the historical interest in Halkidiki.

Ancient Stagira is considered to be the motherland of Aristotle. The Archaeological Museum of Polygyros, presents the artifacts that come from all over Halkidiki and cover a wide chronological period from the Bronze Age to the Roman era.