GREECE is a Mediterranean country that belongs to European community and is considerd the birthplace of the western civilization.
Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
It is a democratic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life and a very high standard of living.
The climate of Greece is Mediterranean, mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.
An important percentage of Greece’s national income comes from tourism (25-30 % direct and indirect ) .
Athens is the largest city and capital of Greece followed by Thessaloniki, which is the co-capital.
The city of Thessaloniki is home of a number of festivals and events. The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is one of the most important film festivals in Southern Europe.
Modern digital information and communication networks reach all areas.
Greeks have a long tradition of valuing and investing in paideia (education). The culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years. Theatre was born in Greece.Most western philosophical traditions began in Ancient Greece in the 6th century BC.(Aristotelis,Sokrates etc)
Greek literature can be divided into three main categories: Ancient, Byzantine and modern Greek literature.
Greece is the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games
Greek cuisine is characteristic of the healthy Mediterranean diet. It incorporates fresh ingredients into a variety of local dishes.
Halkidiki is a blessed place with natural beauty as blue sea and green environment .It is a place with small traditional and tourist villages full of olive trees and hospitable people. It belongs to the geographic part of Central Macedonia.It consists of four parts: Central Halkidiki and the three peninsulas (Kassandra,Sithonia, Athos).It is almost one hour away from Thessaloniki and it is considered one of the most beautiful regions of Greece for holidays , vacation or Permanent living .
During the summer it is full of life ,tourists, trafic, tavernas, bars and shops and during the winter it has a quite nice life with usually sunny days and warm Mediterranean weather .
ABOUT HANIOTI VILLAGE
Hanioti Village is one of the most known villages to tourists from Germany Uk , Scandivania , Balkan countries ,Turkey ,Cyprus etc. It is a nice village with shops ,super markets ,central square beaches and bars
Hanioti is situated in the center of Balkans and main cities as Athens(580 km ) Istanboul 680 km ,Sofia (380 km ), Skopia ( 280 km ) Tirana ( 480 km ) are in a very good distance.
It is developed the last 30 years as tourist destination . The old Hanioti Village used to be about 2 km away from the today ΄s village and 3 km away from the beach . It was up at the hills, where the place was full of springs and water and it was well hidden from the pirots during the old years .Old chapels as saint George in old village and Saint Konstantinos and Eleni still exist there. The location of the old Village is chosen due to fertile lands, springs and dry cool climate.
There are many villages close to Hanioti worth to visit and explore in the first peninsula
Loutra : Nearby village with natural springs and spa
Kalithea: During the summer it is full of life and tourism not only for its nightlife but also for its archaeological interest.
Pefkohori:Beautiful village full of Greek taverns and night clubs,from which you can visit bu boat Mt.Athos and Sithonia.
Paliouri: Quiet traditional village with view to Mt.Athos and Toroneos gulf
Polichrono:Light blue beaches and beautiful nature.Astonished landscape.Remnants of the old city Neapolis still exist near the beach
Kassandria: It constitutes the administrative center of the region and it has the Folklore museum.
Kriopigi: it has the sandy beach Pigadakia that deserves to be visited.
Afitos:It is a beautiful traditional village ,built with stone, famous for the traditional and tasty specialties that someone can eat in its taverns.
Siviri:An exclusive seasonal settling that was created recently and in the summer it is full of life.
Possidi: Famous tourist settlings, full of housesthat were built with rocks and traditional architecture.
Petralona: A village that was founded in 1922 by refugees.Famous
because of the homonym Cave of Petralona.
There are more traditional villages worth to visit in the other 2 peninsulas as well
Poligiros :It is the capital of Halkidiki and it is in its geographic center.
Moudania:It is a coastal town famous for the fish-wharf and its big harbor
Arnea :It has about 2500 residents ,it is in Nothern Halkidiki , built in foot of Mt. Holomonta.
. Thessaloniki ,the city of civilization ,culture ,education opportunities with the biggest university of Greece and also private univesities and Colleges , warm weather, security , sea, mountain.
Cave of petralona
Olynthos –archaelogical museum
Mount Athos –Monasteries