Kalithea Real Estate | Kalithea Villas
Situated 51km south of Poligiros, about 90km from Thessaloniki and currently with about 500 inhabitants, the community was established in 1922 with the influx of refugees from Asia Minor. Around the mid 8th century BC, a sanctuary dedicated to Dionysus and the Nymphs was built, but it wasn’t before the 5th century BC that the worship of Zeus Ammon began. The temple was erected during the second half of the 4th century BC, only to be land filled during Roman occupation; a smaller one was built around the 1st to 2nd century AD, when the other structures were also erected. The sanctuary was subsequently destroyed and a Christian Basilica was erected in its place. During Byzantine rule, the area was devastated and deserted, and during the 11th century AD a monastery dependency of Agios Panteleimon of Mt. Athos was established in the village. It became an independent community in 1946, when it also acquired its present name.
Kalithea is a pole of attraction for thousands of tourists, who come to enjoy splendid beaches and great archaeological discoveries. Highlights include the remains of the Doric sanctuary to Zeus Ammon, the sanctuary of Dionysus and the Nymphs, and the small chapel of Agios Panteleimon with interesting murals. One of the most attractive destinations in the beautiful peninsula of Kassandra (Halkidiki), where pine trees fringe a unique sandy coastline, Kalithea is a modern commercial and cosmopolitan resort that has large hotel complexes and traditional lodgings.
Featuring all the necessary installations required for thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining holidays, and blessed by its natural and historic heritage, Kalithea satisfies even the most discerning visitor and has a spectacular nightlife to prove it. Ideally situated, Kalithea is without a doubt the most suitable base for day trips throughout the entire peninsula, particularly for those who wish to visit the area’s impressive archaeological and historic sights, experience the lifestyle in some of its traditional and remote villages, and witness some of the country’s leading timeless destinations.