Information about Nea Fokaia, Halkidiki
Nea Fokaia is a seaside village in the beginning of Kassandra peninsula. It’s 80 km away from Thessaloniki and during the summer months it has high tourist traffic, as tourists are visiting the area both for long time vacations and also spend a nice weekend since Nea Fokea is very close to Thessaloniki. It has clean beaches, restaurants and taverns with fresh fish. Nea Fokea is located near Sani, a tourist resort which you definitely have to visit during your stay in the area.
For your stay we suggest you the Villa Madeleine which is located 70 meters from the beach of Nea Fokea and 200 meters from the village center where you can find a lot of shops, bars and restaurants. If you want luxury accommodation we recommend you to stay at Paressa Palace Villas, an excellent modern residential complex which is located just before the village. Finally there is the Kiwi hotel which is located in the village and has very good reviews from guests. Another good place to stay is the Hotel La Mirage which is built on a hill above the sea a few killometers after Nea Fokea and has a great beach with beach bar.
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Nea Fokea was founded by refugees from Mikra Asia after the disaster and the surrounding area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Nowadays Nea Fokea counts 1700 inhabitants who are mainly engaged in tourism and fishing. In the village there are also a police station and a community clinic.
At the port of the village, a Byzantine tower dominates.It has a height of 17 meters, belongs to the monastery of St. Paul which during the revolutions of 1821 was the headquarters of the revolution leader in Halkidiki, Emmanuel Papas. The village feast takes place each summer on 29thand 30th of June in celebration of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Also it worths to be mentioned that in the area of the Tower of Nea Fokea some artistic events take like the Kassandra Festival.