Kriopigi – hidden gem of Kassandra

September 11, 2022

Halkidiki is full of beautiful beaches and traditional villages. One of the most interesting spots of ,,first leg,, of Halkidiki is Kriopigi – built on a hillside of lush vegetation, with amazing “Blue Flag” awarded beach while it is a village with great architectural interest. With narrow lanes, stone-built houses and cobblestone squares, the village offers fine examples of authentic Greek architecture.

Kriopigi is familly oriented, calm with amazing views from the vantage point towards the Gulf of Kassandra. If you crave for entertainment or shopping during the vacation, you can visit Kallithea, which is nearby. It has a range of tavernas and shopping opportunities. Traditional products with exceptional quality from this region can be found in Kriopigi, with olives, olive oil, various fruits, and honey as most famous.

Kriopigi is amphitheatrically built on the slopes of the hill, with a pebble beach at its base, which was awarded with two blue flags for quality and purity of its waters. The village is quite interesting from the architectural point of view, and you can find a couple of traditional taverns around the main village square, where you can taste Ouzo – a traditional beverage with sweet aroma.

You can also visit souvenir shops with folk art products and several pubs. In its restaurants, you can enjoy delicious Greek specialties. In addition, don’t miss the opportunity to taste a real Greek coffee while in Kriopigi.

According to Herodotus, ancient Neapolis was probably built here while it was an area that suffered much during the troubles in Kassandra in 1821. Discover more about Kriopigi on official website of Halkidiki tourism board.

Perfect base for exploring Kriopigi and surrounding area is Hotel Aithrion. It is located in a beautiful area next to the most organized beach in the area, close to the village of Kriopigi in the heart of the peninsula of Kassandra in Сhalkidiki, just 400 meters from sandy secluded beach.

The hotel is composed of 23 rooms (10 four-bedded suites, 10 triple rooms and 3 double rooms). All of the rooms have their private balcony and w.c. facilities, A/C, T.V, fridge, and hair drier. Also there is a big pool, a pool bar and a restaurant at the grounds. Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) is provided.