Information about Nea Potidaia, Halkidiki
Nea Potidea is a large village which is located at the start of the first peninsula of Halkidiki, Kassandra. Before the village there is a very thin strip of land on which was build one canal which is called the canal of Potidea to serve ships that come and go to Toroneos Gulf in order to fish. The canal is the main attraction of Potidea as it impressively joins Toroneos and Thermaikos Gulfs. Bosth the western and the eastern side of Potidea are facing the sea. The organised beaches, with the beach bars and cafes, are located on the eastern side facing the second peninsula of Halkidiki, Sithonia. On the western cliffs to the Toroneos Gulf there is a small harbour where fishermen tie up their fishing boats and unload theis catches. Here lies one of the most famous fish taverns of Halkidiki, Marina.
In Nea Potidea there are plenty of accommodation options, as you will find many rooms and hotels for every taste. We suggest for your stay one of the most modern and luxurius hotels in Halkidiki, the famous Pomegranate Spa Hotel. Futhermore a great option is the Portes Beach Hotel and Istion Club & Spa.
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Across the sandy beach of Potidea which is approximately 2 km long there are cafes, restaurants, beach bars, bars and clubs. The pedestrian area above the beach is full of life during the summer months and Potidea turns into a cosmopolitan place where Greek and foreign tourists, families with children, groups of young people and couples choose to live unforgettable moments and enjoy the sun and the sea.
Potidea is the entrance of Kassandra peninsula and during the ancient times was called “Doors of Kassandra”. Here is being preserved the fortification wall of Justinian which protected the ancient Potidea and Kassandra from attacks. Nea Potidea was built by refugees from Platanos and Eastern Thrace after 1920, who brought here the image of St. George. The village has a kindergarden, school and several churches with the most important the one of St. George.