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Kallithea is a cosmopolitan resort town located on Kassandra, the westernmost prong of the three peninsula's that make up Halkidiki. An area blessed with long stretches of sandy coastline fringed by pine forest and dotted with pretty villages, offering something for everyone. Opt for car rentals as your main form of transport for the duration of your holiday and get the freedom to explore from the comfort of your own personal vehicle. Book cheap car hire in Kallithea here today.
Kallithea’s foremost attraction is its splendid sandy beaches, which draw thousands of visitors a year. It is also an area of much archaeological interest, the town's most renowned site being the ruins of Zeus Ammon, legendary sanctuary of Dionysous and the Nymphs.
Despite being a modern resort, Kallithea’s old centre still retains its traditional Macedonian charm and is worth exploring on foot. The visitor can wander down side alleys and admire many old courtyards and balconies drenched in fragrant vines and flowers. Highlights in the Old Town include the interesting murals of the beautiful little chapel which is located in Agios Panteleimon and also the Doric sanctuary remains.
Kallithea is home to a wide range of restaurants and bars offering everything from traditional Macedonian fare to fast food. The town also boasts a spectacular nightlife with plenty of entertainment in the evenings from nightclubs and discos to quaint traditional pubs.
Ideally situated, Kallithea is an excellent base for exploring either the coastline by boat or the surrounding peninsula. Of particular interest is the prehistoric village of Petralona, situated at the foothills of Mount Katsika. Here the visitor can discover Kokines Petres (Red Stones Cave) the original site of Europe’s oldest skeleton.
From Petralona head to Nea Moudania, a traditional hamlet with quaint cottages made of stone and bizarre chimneys. Nearby, the village of Nea Potidea was constructed on top of the ancient Corinthian colony ruins as is worth a visit.
For those arriving by air, the closest airport is Thessaloniki International Airport also referred to as Macedonia Airport, located on the outskirts of Halkidiki’s capital, Thessaloniki. Frequent daily flights arrive from Athens (1 hour) and other major European cities.
Car rental companies at the airport include; Sixt, Europcar, and Hertz. For more options please book using our price comparison website.
Regular buses link Kallithea with Thessaloniki, 120kms to the south, and are a cheap way to travel around. Plan your journey and bus times so you never have to be waiting more than 10 minutes for a bus.