Religious tourism


Holy Water Of Saint Paul – Nea Fokea

It’s a chapel in a rock where according to legend Apostle Paul found refugee when he came to this area. In the chapel the Holy Water gushes and the area is visited. You can go in after a walk in a 10-meters-arcade you will reach in a rectangular area where it is said that Apostle Paul had lived.


Panagia Faneromeni

This beautiful chapel is 2 km far from Nea Skioni. It was built during 16th century. In the chapel there is the icon of Madonna painted in a base of a statue. According to legend the icon reach at Halkidiki from Thessaly by sea. In the chapel you can read the story of the icon and you can learn why it is considered miraculous.


H.M. Of Osios Ioannis The Russian

The Holy Monastery of Osios Ioannis the Russian is built in Kassandras ridge next to Pefkochori. The area is scenery and many people visit the Monastery during summer.


St. Demetrios Church - Afitos
The church was built in 1858 over the ruins of an older church, also dedicated to the same saint, which was destroyed in 1821 during the Holocaust of Kassandra along with the whole village.
It is a three-aisled basilica with a dome, a belltower, narthex and garden. It was built by artisans from Northern Epirus along with the villagers’ help. Very important was monk Filippos’ help from the Monastery of Simonos Petra.
The carved wooden iconostasis of the church is decorated with floral paintings and icons of the 19th century crafted by Georgios Athanasiou from Galatista.
In the central aisle there is the icon of Virgin Mary of Afitos crafted in Constantinople in the 14th century.


Nativity of Mary Church (1850)

The paved passageways will lead the visitors to Nativity of Mary Church, which was constructed in 1850. Of special interest are the old bell tower, the sculptured arch (Early Christian with relief decorations) in the western entry originating from the iconostasis of St. Demetrios Church in Thessaloniki, its vivid decorations, highlighting the historical and religious importance of the church.