Kassandra is the peninsula of Halkidiki and so-called first finger. The first place on Kassandra is about 60km from Thessaloniki.
Kassandra is more tourist oriented compared to Sithonia and Athos, and therefore more urban, which can be an advantage and a disadvantage.
At Kassandra permanently lives about 10 000 inhabitants, while for 4 months of the summer season over 100 000 tourists visit it.
Unlike Sithonia and Athos, there are no high peaks on Kassandra, so the altitude of the highest hills is about 350m. Cassandra still has a lot of forests, but considerably less than before, due to construction, due to the large fire in which were ruined areas under pine forests.
For many years now in Kassandra, the most popular places for holidays are Pefkohori, Kallithea, Hanioti and Polihrono, especially for Serbian tourists. In recent years, however, many small tourist destinations on the west coast have attracted an increasing number of tourists, primarily Siviri, but also Furka, Posidi, Nea Skioni, and in the west Kriopigi, Paliouri, Nea Potidea ...
Depending on which place you choose for your base during your vacation in Kassandra, it will affect the quality of your vacation as well. If you like popular and very visited places with very visited beaches and crowds on the promenades, many shops, restaurants, cafes, you should definitely choose Pefkohori, Hanioti, Polihrono and Kallithea. All of these places have beautiful beaches, especially Kallithea, where the beaches are considered the most beautiful on the entire Halkidiki. The disadvantage of these beaches is that they are mostly narrow and overcrowded with umbrellas, towels and generally visitors, but at the same time these places offer content both for adults as well as for children and young people.
If you like quiet holidays, then we recommend one of the places on the west coast, Siviri, Furka, Nea Skioni, Posidi, as well as Loutra, Mola Kaliva. Interesting are the places on the very beginning of Kassandra-Nea Potide and Nea Fokea. The sea is somehow more rough on the west coast than in the east.
Afitos is a very specific and authentic place in Kassandra. It is located on the shoreline of the coast from which there is a fantastic view of the Aegean. If you visit Kassandra, take one afternoon and evening to visit this place.
The sea in Kassandra is very clean, and in the hinterland of some beaches there is a natural shade and pine trees. The most beautiful beaches are Aigeopelagika near Possidi, Xenia and the whole move from Pefkohori to Paliouri with fantastic beach bars, beaches in Kallithea and a move from Kallithea to Kriopigi, Sani at the famous Sani Resort, as well as a large sandy beach in Possidi.
The capital of Kassandra is Kasandria. It has a total of 3,500 inhabitants and is located in the mainland. You can visit this place on Tuesdays when the market is maintained for more favorable and better purchases, and also to walk in a place that is not only tourist but lives throughout the year.
Lovers of history and archeology can visit Justinian's wall, built in 540 BC, which has repeatedly protected Kassandra from the Byzantine era and the remains of the temple of Amon Zevs. Every place has a beautiful church, and it's interesting to see an artificial canal near Nea Potidea, which connects the bays of Termaikos and Toroneon. Sani Resort is one of the largest luxury resorts in Greece, and one day spent in this complex and on the beach can be a part of an unforgettable holiday in Kassandra.
In the small town Loutra you can enjoy swimming in the thermal water, right by the sea.
If this is your first time visiting Kassandra, by clicking [here] (https://nikana.gr/en/tourist-guide/kassandra/what-to-see/2591/first-time-in-kassandra) you can read which beaches we recommend you to enjoy and what you should not miss to visit.