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The village and beach of Olympiada, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

The village and beach of Olympiada from the ancient city of Stageira.
18 pages of photos and information about
Olympiada village, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece.
The small village of Olympiada is set in landscape typical of eastern Halkidiki, with its low, green hills, woods and rows of sandy bays. The village itself stands on a wide beach with clean, clear water. At the south side, just beyond the fishing harbour which is home to numerous small boats, are the two wooded hills of the Liotopi peninsula, the site of the ancient city of Stageira, the hometown of the philospher Aristotle.

It is a relatively modern village, founded by Greek refugees from Turkey in the 1920s (see history part 7). It has developed into a low-key beach resort with two excellent small hotels, rented rooms and apartments and a handful of good restaurants, and has retained its relaxed, friendly village atmosphere.

As with most resorts in Halkidiki it does not cater for mass-tourism. The majority of holiday-makers who visit here are people seeking a safe, quiet seaside retreat with attractive countryside and opportunites for day-trips around Macedonia. The area is particularly popular with families. Visitors come here from all over the world, particularly from central and eastern Europe, many to see Aristotle's birthplace.

The villagers are friendly, the swimming is good, and the beauty of local countryside is ideal for walking, cycling or driving around.

If you have your own transport, it is quite easy to visit other places around Halkidiki, such as Ouranopolis, Polygyros, Olynthos and the wild Holomontas mountain area just west of Olympiada. Also nearby in Macedonia are Thessaloniki, Pella, Veria and Vergina, Amphipolis, Kavala and Philippi.

Public transport around Halkidiki is a bit trickier (see page 11: how to get there), with bus services around the peninsula centred at Thessalonika.

The place is simply beautiful and highly recommended.
 
Statue of the Greek philosopher Aristotle in Olympiada - Stageira, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Modern statue
of Aristotle
in Olympiada

See Olympiada gallery page 5.
photos and articles:
© David John
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Photo gallery of Olympiada village, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Olympiada
 
Photo gallery of Ancient Stageira, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Ancient Stageira
 
Plan of Ancient Stageira, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

interactive map
of Stageira
 
Olympiada beach, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece

Olympiada beach.

This photo of Olympiada's long stretch of sandy beach was taken on a May morning, which
explains why looks is so empty. But even in summer it never gets crowded. On the left are
the beach-side restaurants which are of decent quality and have reasonable prices.

For those who prefer more secluded beaches, there are is a series of small, attractive coves which
begins around 1km south of the village. See a photo of this stretch of coast as seen from the
acropolis of Ancient Stageira on Stageira gallery page 13. There no buses south of Olympiada,
so if you do not have your own transport, you can walk hitchhike or take a local taxi.

photo: © Konstanze Gundudis 2012.
Photos, maps and articles: © David John

Additional photos: © Konstanze Gundudis

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