Nea Kallikrateia is 20 minutes far from "Macedonia" airport and Thessaloniki of a thousand suggestions for shopping, entertainment, and gastronomical enjoyments. It is also a bridgehead for the lacelike coasts of Chalkidiki, the famous suburbs, the historical monuments, and the gorgeous nature. Nea Kallikrateia has over 18 km of coastline with beaches suitable for young and old, sandy beaches visible and not. Seven of them have been awarded the Blue Flag and we present them to you below.
- Relief funerary stele from Nea Kallikrateia The relief stele from Nea Kallikrateia, one of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art, is a worldwide known artwork. Most probably made of Parian marble, it preserves traces of its painted decoration. It is crowned by a pediment and depicts a girl wearing a peplos and holding a dove by its wings with her left hand, while the right one lifts the edge of her garment, to reveal her body. She is a young girl as her female body hasn't formed properly yet. The original sculpture is kept in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki but you can easily admire the copy located in the central square of the city.
- The ancient baths at the NW edge of the settlement.
- The Byzantine church of Agios Tryphon, the patron saint of vine growers, where every year in August there is a celebration and a festival.
- The festival of "Ai Giannis tou Klidonas" with theatrical, dance, and cultural events, as well as the representation of the homonymous custom during the last ten days of June.
The most notable sights of Chalkidiki are:
- Petralona cave, where there were discovered human bones, 700.000 years old.
- The Byzantine tower in Nea Fokea
- Agia Paraskevi Spa, with hot springs and modern spa center.
- Mount Athos, with unique and historical monasteries, in the third peninsula of Chalkidiki, in Athos. According to Greek mythology (Homer and Aeschylus), the peninsula was created by a huge rock that giant Athos threw at Poseidon. Remains of old altars and traces of old walls prove the existence of cities in the ancient times. The development of monasticism in Mount Athos, began before 9th century in 1971, was officially declared as a place where women cannot enter in, by the emperors Nikiforos Fokas and Ioanni Tsimiski. The" garden of the Virgin Mary " is the stronghold of Orthodoxy and is visited by thousand of whisperers every year.
- Stageira, where Philosopher Aristoteles, was born, and the Thematic Park
- Sea Festival( N. Moudania) Siviri, Sanni, Kassandra, Afitos and local feasts.
- More than 20 nights of showings, from May until October, at the local level
- Pine forests and endless beautiful beaches, with sand, pebbles or rocks that end in very clean and warm sea.
- Villages and towns, by the sea or in the mountains, with excellent tourist infrastructure, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and intense nightlife
- -Boat marinas
Go around the city with thousands of stories and a big heart open to everyone and visit the most important monuments.
- St. Demetrio's church with underground depths and the body of Saint Demetrio, the patron saint, and protector of the city. First built over a Roman bath in which the saint was martyred in 303. According to tradition, the spot where the saint was martyred started spouting myrrh. The church was destroyed in a fire in 1917. It was finally restored and delivered to the faithful on October 29th of 1949, the feast day of Saint.
- The white tower, a point of reference, by the beach of Thessaloniki, was built to be used for the defense of the city, joining the east and north walls. It was also used as a prison. These days it operates as a museum with a variety of statues, Byzantine objects, and other exhibits.
- The Byzantine church of St. Sophia
- The graphical Ano Poli and the narrow uphill streets, cobbled roads, small Byzantine churches, monasteries, and countless cultural and gastronomy places.
- The citadel and Genti Koule, the castles and Moni Vlatadon
- The Roman market (Kamara), the Triumphal Arch of Galerius, and Rotonda
- The archeological museum and the treasures of the ancient Macedonians
- The Byzantine culture museum
- The Folkore museum and many other museums
- The beach
- Kemal Ataturk's residence
- The zoo and Kedrinos Hill(Seikh Sou)
- The International Fair of Thessaloniki, and many other exhibitions, all year
- Kapani, the closed market of the city
- Aristotelous Square, the heart of culture and trade