Many of the best cultural institutions in the world call Central Macedonia, Halkidiki and Sithonia home, creating a year-round program of cultural and historical immersion.
List of Cultural Attractions
Saint Nikitas, Agios Ioannis, Sofronios Basilica, Historical and Folklore Museum of Nikiti, Agios Georgios Church, Dormition of the Theotokos Church, Mount Athos, Toroni’s ancient Basilica, Lekythos Castle, Domaine Porto Carras, Parthenonas, Ancient Olynthos. Sites of archaeological interest include the following: Ancient Stageira, the birthplace of Aristotle, a major Ancient Greek philosopher, erected by King Philip II, to honor the tutor of his son, Alexander the Great. Aristotle’s statue and other ancient monuments are found to the west of the present-day village. The site of ancient Olynthos, with its Archaeological Museum, presents the remnants of a significant cultural centre of Halkidiki during the classic antiquity period.
There are also some fortification elements at the site of Ancient Torone, in Sithonia, the archaeological site of Kallithea, ancient Skioni and ancient Mende, in Cassandra.