Thessaloniki is easy to fall in love with – it has beauty, chaos, history and culture, a remarkable cuisine and wonderful, vast sea views. This is Greece’s second city, which, like the rest of the country, has suffered the hit of the economic crisis, but the streets remain full of life and vibrancy. The different neighbourhoods are little worlds unto themselves, and when you climb up to the Byzantine walls and take in the whole of Thessaloniki at sunset, you see what a sprawl
Halkidiki Olives are large pale green Greek olives in oval shape and commonly harvested while it is still young. Usually processed through brine curing which has a firmer meat texture that can provide a full soft flavor with a little tartness and a bit peppery in taste. Often referred to as Chalkidiki, the Halkidiki Olives grows exclusively in Greece in the Halkidiki region which is adjacent to Mount Athos. We, at Dionisos Palms, enjoy preparing some small amounts of olives t
The top cultural event of the region is definitely the “SEA FESTIVAL”, monopolizing the summer nights of locals and visitors, giving them the opportunity to enjoy high quality theatrical performances and be carried away by the magical music flooding the night. A 2000 people place, a hairbreadth from the sea. Lined eastwards by the Kassandra peninsula, the theater faces the expanse of the Aegean Sea and enjoys westwards, a unique sunset with Mount Olympus in the background.
Holy Mount Athos Holy Mount Athos is the ark of Orthodoxy and Monkhood, a living witness of the Byzantine Greek – Orthodox tradition. Petralona Petralona is the cave you can admire the famous discovery of the prehistoric skull of Petralonio archanthropus and the amazing all shapes and sizes of stalactites and stalagmites. Olinthos Olinthos is an ancient city where mosaic floors, vessels, jewelry and clay idols were discovered and presented in Archaelogical Museum of Olyntos
Tomato festivity (Tomato products made by the residents of the village and presentation of traditional dances by local cultural associations) Sardine fest (Cooked fish free for everyone, music, dancing and wine)
Since 2006 and every year, in the middle of the Summer, at the central square of that small village Dionisiou Beach in Chalkidiki, beautiful astronomy nights are taking place. Locals and people from all over Greece and Balkans take part in this great fest which is dedicated to the night sky and it’s beauty. Observations through telescopes, atmospheric music, popular science talks, presentations, gifts, happenings are available for free for all who are interested. ‘Astronomy c
Dionisiou beach is the coast of village Dionisiou, Municipality of N. Propodida Halkidikis, named after the Monastery of Saint Dionisiou in Holy Mount Athos. Dionisiou beach is extended at 3 km flat along the coast which is sandy, pebble and spacious for using individual beach equipment alterate with organized beach bars and restaurants which provide their sunbeds and umbrellas free of charge. The pedestrianized street in front of the beach is ideal for walking , jogging ,