Nea Potidaia at the entrance of the Kassandra peninsula was founded in 1922 by Greek refugees from Asia Minor, while in ancient times it was known as the gateway to Kassandra. As a result of its strategic location between the Thermaikos Gulf and the Toroneos Gulf, it has always been at the forefront of cultural life in Halkidiki.
Today, Nea Potidaia is a fully-fledged seaside resort featuring a long beach, modern accommodation facilities and a vast variety of food and entertainment options along the water front.
Besides swimming in the sea and enjoying the 2 km long beach, do not forget to make some time for sightseeing, e.g. the castle ruins, the canal of Potidaia (1,250 metres long, 40 metres wide and 8 metres deep) and the chapel of Taxiarches, built in 1872 within 1 km southeast of Potidaia.