Home to Greek legends, beautiful white-sand beaches and authentic tavernas, Paliouri is guaranteed to please any holidaymaker. Located on the southern tip of Kassandra, it's the perfect base for exploring the rich peninsula – from gorgeous beaches to rich countryside. Whether you want to relax on the sands, hike the surrounding hills, or try your hand at watersports, Paliouri has it all.
Stay in the charming town centre and get lost in its maze of narrow paths and alleys. You'll discover tavernas and restaurants serving up the peninsula's best dishes, as well as traditional shops and a number of hotels and spas.
Don't miss the theatre!
Head up to the gorgeous open-air theatre, Nea Moudania, for the Festival of the Sea. Enjoy the stunning views of the sea and Mount Olympus, and watch music and drama performances long into the balmy nights.
Try before you buy
Paliouri is known for its olive oil and honey, and even goes by the name of the 'beekeeper's village'. Visit the surrounding olive groves and make sure you try some of the local delicacies.
Explore the trails
Just south of Paliouri is one of the most secluded regions in Kassandra. Take time to explore the paths and trails that meander through the area's hills and pine fields, all the way to the most southern point of the peninsula. There are plenty of trail and areas to go hiking, and thanks to the diverse and sprawling landscape, you'll find enough new paths to try something different every day.
Hunt out some nightlife
If you're after something more lively, take a daytrip to Pefkohori – its swanky selection of bars, clubs and hotels give the town a constant buzz of excitement. There are always parties starting in the beach bars around Paliouri, so there's always something to join. Plus, when you're on the beach, you'll have a great view of Mount Athos.
Don't feel bad about some lazy days
Paliouri Beach is the perfect place to kick back and soak up the sun. Snooze on the comfy sun loungers underneath thatched parasols, and gaze out over the exquisite blue sea. It'll feel like your own island, as surrounding trees ensure total privacy. If that's not enough, there are three other picturesque beaches around Paliouri – all under a 10-minute drive away.
Nearest airport to Paliouri
Thessaloniki – 65 miles
Hire a rental car or jump in a taxi at Thessaloniki Airport and expect to be in Paliouri in just over an hour. The airport receives regular flights from Athens and the Greek islands, as well as abroad.