The Athos Palace Hotel is located amongst magnificent grounds in one of the most famous beauty spots in Greece, the first peninsula in Halkidiki known as Kassandra, just 70 km of the city of Thessaloniki. The three peninsulas of Halkidiki, Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos resemble Poseidon’s trident, which “pierces” the Aegean Sea. Due to the finger-like formation of Kassandra, the peninsula is surrounded by crystal-clear Mediterranean water, which has been awarded over 30 blue flags internationally. This is the highest award ever received in Europe.
The unique combination of golden coastlines, crystal-clear water and abundant green pine forest makes the region an ideal tourist destination. Polygiros is the capital of Halkidiki and is located in the center of the peninsula. The area is rich in history and tradition as visitors from all over the world will find to explore this amazing place. Kassandra got its name from the King of Macedonia, Kassandros, Sithonia from Sithon (son of Neptune) and Athos from the mythical giant Athos. In the 9th century, the first monastic community was founded on the Athos peninsula, which today forms the monastic state of Agio Oros (Mount Athos).
Halkidiki has great historical sites to visit. In the Petralona Cave, 35 kilometers from the Athos Palace Hotel, archaeologists discovered remains that are 700,000 years old. The great philosopher Aristotle, teacher of the great Alexander, was born in Stagira.
Along the peninsula, you can discover countless golden sandy beaches and soft slopes of evergreen pine green forests. Visitors from all over the world choose Kassandra for their summer vacation in Greece as it is the most popular destination in Ηalkidiki and has a lot to offer.
Here tourism has increased over the years and visitors will find well-organized establishments, luxury hotels, an abundance of shopping, restaurants, bars, taverns and for those who love to party, Kassandra is famous for its clubs and nightlife.
Kassandra is less than an hour’s drive from Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, and its “Macedonia” International Airport. Here visitors will find endless attractions, museums and exhibits of great historical importance and everything you could want in a cosmopolitan city.
Apart from the fertile land that guests can visit either on foot or by car, the hotel complex is located near beautiful villages where one can experience the traditional Greek way of life.
The Athos Palace Hotel Resort is located amongst beautiful grounds in one of the most famous beauty spots in Greece, the first of three peninsulas in Halkidiki, known as Kassandra.