Gerakini is located on the Sithonia peninsula and belongs to the municipality of Poligiros. Location Gerakini is situated 80 kilometers from Thessaloniki, only 14 kilometers from Poligiros and approximately 65 kilometers from the Macedonia airport of Thessaloniki. Gerakini is located in the heart of Halkidiki and because of it's geographical position, it makes it an ideal departure point for excursions to all three peninsulas of Halkidiki, as well as for trips to Thessaloniki and Mount Holomontas. History At the beginning of this century, it was a small community consisting of workers of the granulite mines in the area. Its present development started after the year 1960. Gerakini The village is one of the main tourist resorts of the Halkidiki region and attracts thousands of visitors every summer. Gerakini's beaches are great and the main beach of the village is characterized by a long white sandy beach in crystal waters surrounded by two impressive pine-covered hills.
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Nea Potidea was founded in 1922 by refugees from eastern Thrace on the site of ancient Potidea or Pallini. It is the village entering to Kassandra impressing the driver while he passes the bridge over the canal where the Thermaikos and Toroneos gulfs are combined together. The history of Nea Potidea goes back to the early 17th century when it was still a Corinthian colony. The position of this place was very strategic in the ancient years. The today's village was founded in 1922 by the refugees from the East Thrace. Nea Potidea is a beautiful place for holidays with many resorts and an important harbor. There are many hotels, rooms and apartments for the visitor's accommodation as well as many restaurants, taverns, super markets, and several shops. In the village live around 900 inhabitants and it is only 33 km south-west of Poligiros. It is worth to visit the remains of the castle which the rebellious islanders barricaded themselves inside of in 1821. The church of the Taxiarches, which was founded in 1591 which is dependent on the Mount Athos and also the Dochiarion Monastery are important sightseeing for the visitors.