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Kallithea
Kallithea constitutes an attraction of thousands of visitors not only because of its wonderful beaches but also because of the important archeological finds that have come to light after archeological research made on the village’s beach. Some of these archeological discoveries are the Temple of Zeus Ammon (a sanctuary of Dorian order that was constructed at the 4th century BC), as well as some architectural parts belonging to an Old Christian basilica. There is also the small more recent chapel of Agios Panteleimon, which exhibits many interesting murals.

Olynthos
Olynthos is a flat region located in South Chalkidiki and it is 24km away from Poligiros. It constitutes the Historical Capital of the Municipality of Poligiros. Tradition has it that the foundation of the city and its name originate from Olynthos, son of the river God Strimona, while Irodotos mentions that it was conquered by Vottieous from Imathia during the 7th century BC, when after their persecution by the Macedonians they came to Chalkidiki and settled at the Southern hill. The sights of the area are of paramount importance. They are the archeological area of Olynthos with the Byzantine monuments.


IMPORTANT MUSEUMS IN CHALKIDIKI

• Folklore Museum at Athitos
• History & Folklore Museum at Arnaia
• Folklore Museum at Poligiros
• Archaeological Museum at Olynthos
• Christian Halkidiki Exhibition at Ouranoupoli
• Anthropological Museum at Petralona
• Archaeological Museum at Petralona
• Folklore Collection at Vavdos

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