Description

Parthenonas

The traditional settlement of Parthenonas is built at 350 metres from sea level on the slopes of Mount Itamos in the peninsula of Sithonia, 5 kilometres away from the cosmopolitan town of Neos Marmaras. Its houses were fully renovated according to the typical Macedonian architectural style, and it is the only listed village at the second "leg" of Halkidiki.

The village was deserted in the 1970s by its 500 inhabitants, while the reconstruction initiative was taken by the association "Parthenon". Its traditional local architecture coupled with an unobstructed view of the Toroneos Gulf guarantee a beautiful sight that you should not miss during your stay in Halkidiki.

Other attractions include the historic church of Agios Stefanos, which is the oldest church in Halkidiki, and the Folklore Museum, which houses exhibits of local traditional costumes, various objects and pictures.