Possidi - Kalandra Halkidiki Greece
Possidi village is located on the west side of Kassandra Halkidiki, where the peninsula forms a pointed cape. Possidi is touristically developed and has many options for accommodation, like hotels, villas, apartments. There are also shops, restaurants, taverns, and supermarkets.
Beaches in Posidi are sandy, with crystal clear waters and mostly shallow. The biggest and most popular one is Aegeopelagitika beach, on the right side of the cape, from University camping until Aegeopelagitika settlement. This is a sandy beach with light blue waters. Another known beach is the beach in front of Possidi settlement, with many popular beach bars and hotels. The most unique beach of Possidi though, is the beach called "Miti", in front of the Possidi lighthouse. The beach is a small strip of sand that separates the sea in 2, forming a sandy cape. This is a magical place, of exquisite beauty, which, combined with the psychedelic lighthouse and the beautiful sunset, will offer you an unforgettable unique experience.
A famous settlement near Possidi is Aegeopelagitika, located in a forest of pines and olive trees. There are many luxury houses and hotels, for those who have high standards.
2 km away from Possidi settlement Possidi camping AUTH (University camping of Thessaloniki) is located. Every year many students (more than 5000) come here to enjoy the summer. Parties are organized by the beach and the place is full of life day and night. For those who are not University students of AUTH (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), there is an entrance fee. Near Possidi camping AUTH there is the camping of military schools of Thessaloniki. Students stay there for one month in the summer and do some training. Another camping near auth student camping is a private camping where anyone can stay, with his/her tent or trailer. The beach in front of the campings is big and sandy, with shallow clear waters.
In Possidi there was an ancient settlement and remnants of ancient Mendi have been found there. Near Possidi sandy cape and lighthouse there are the remnants of Poseidon temple, dating back to 5th century B.C.
Kalandra settlement is located near Possidi, at the north side. Kalandra is a traditional village, built in a pine and olive-tree forest, with many houses of traditional architecture. An interesting site is "Koimisis tis Theotokou" church, where a feast takes place in 23rd August every year. The cultural association of the village also organize many activities, like excursions, dances, exhibitions, theatrical performances etc.
Possidi things to do
- Visit Miti beach (Possidi sandy cape), with the lighthouse in the afternoon. See the remnants of Poseidon temple.
- Visit University camping (AUTH), especially if you are a student.
- Go to Aegeopelagitika settlement.
- Stop at Kalandra settlement.
- Eat fresh fish in a local tavern.