Cultural - Folklore Tourism
Kassandra peninsula is an initiation challenge for the visitor to ancient and modern culture. The archaeological sites, magnificent Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and chapels, the convent, the rich traditions and customs of the region, local festivals, modern art activities enrich the tour with variety.
We picked for you from the countless festivals of the area celebrating the memory of our Saints:
Feast of Zoodochos Pigi in Fourka, Great Friday
Feast of St. George in Paliouri, on 23 April
Feast of St. Athanasius Polichrono, on May 2
Feast of Saints Constantine and Helen in Hanioti, on 21 May
Feast of the Holy Trinity in New Skioni celebrated on the day of the Holy Spirit.
Feast of the Holy Apostles in New Fokaia, on 30 June
Feast of Agia Marina in Fourka, on 17 July
Feast of Agia Paraskevi in Kriopigi on 26 July
Feast of Agia Paraskevi in Agia Paraskevi on 26 July
Feast of St. Panteleimon in Kallithea, on 27 July
Feast of the Virgin Mary in Afitos, on 15 August
Feast of the Virgin Mary in Kalandra, on 15 August
Feast of the Virgin Mary in Kriopigi, on 15 August,
Feast of the Virgin Mary in Paliouri, on 15 August,
Feast of Our Lady the Plastariotissas in Kalandra on 23 August
Feast of Our Lady Revealed in New Skioni, on 22 & 23 August
Feast of St. John in Agia Paraskevi, on 29 August
Feast of Our Lady in Kassandria, on 8 September
Feast of Our Lady Polichrono, on 8 September
Folklore museums of our region
Folklore Museum of Kassandria
Events reviving traditional customs, such as:
Carnival events with most notable those of Polychrono, Afitos, Paliouri, Nea Skioni (last weekend of Carnival)
The "Koulouma" Polichrono, Halkidiki Clean Monday
The burning of Judas in Hanioti
Events on First of May in Kassandria
Events dedicated, on events in the region, such as:
"Pontian Genocide" in Kassandria
"Holocaust of Kassandra" in Potidea
Sport and cultural events such as:
Sports tournaments in various parts of the Peninsula
The first week of August in Nea Skioni the entire town is in festive mood for the three-day cultural events of the celebration of anchovy
Musical concerts and festivals such as:
The Festival of Kassandra (Siviri) (July - August) with theatrical performances, concerts, etc.
The Sani Festival (July - August) with theatrical performances, concerts, photo shows etc.
Cultural Associations & Associations of Volunteers for the Environmental Protection of Kassandra Peninsula
The active local cultural associations, with their initiatives and festivities contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage, tradition, folklore, and the natural environment of our country.
Haniotis Environmental Protection Volunteers Association