Fishing Villages

The picturesque seaside villages of Halkidiki were first home to families of fishermen. Each village had its little harbour where the fishermen moored their vessels after returning from the sea. In 1922, when the great wave of refugees from Asia Minor arrived in the region, these little villages took on a new lease of life. The state granted the refugees land by the sea, not being farmed at the time, and the new inhabitants demonstrated their mettle in building up new and robust communities. Many of the villages have names beginning with Neos or Nea (new), and then the name of the town or village they left behind in Asia Minor (e.g. Nea Moudania, Nea Triglia, etc.).

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The vernacular architecture of Halkidiki is a local version of the familiar Macedonian style. The region offers a wide range of interesting buildings, from simple

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Mademohoria

The mademohoria take their name from the Turkish word for mine, and they are the mining villages which enjoyed great prosperity during the years of

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