Kallithea. Kallithea is one of the most popular resorts in Halkidiki. Kallithea is located on the Kassandra peninsula, 47 kilometers (29 mi) from Polygyros and 85 kilometers (53 mi) from Thessaloniki. While all love this resort for its beautiful beaches and all variety of watersports, young people are especially attracted to it for the nightlife.
Kallithea was founded by Greeks from Turkey in the year 1925. Before that time, Russian monks lived here and cultivated agricultural products in the area. In the beginning. the new residents called their village Neos Maltepes. Neos means new, and Maltepe was the name of their village on the Sea of Marmara near Constantinople (Istanbul). In the year 1950 the village was renamed Nea Kallithea, which literally means "beautiful view.”
Today Kalilithea is a popular place among young people and all people who love dancing and nightlife. Many bars and nightclubs, open throughout the winter in Thessaloniki, move their businesses to Kallithea for the summer. In Kallithea you’ll find a variety of accommodations, from luxurious to cheaper hotels, and many apartments and rooms for rent. There are also numerous restaurants, taverns and fast food restaurants. In the greater region are many archaeological ruins and excavations to visit.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer