Nea Potidea

Nea Potidea - Historic canals and ancient cities

 

The historic canal of Nea Potidea, which is visible from air, sea and land, was already mentioned in Strabo's era (1st century AD). It was opened permanently in 1930, while the cross-walls of the ancient city can be seen along it. The inhabitants of Nea Potidea, who came in 1923 as refugees from Eastern Thrace and Kalolimno, built the current settlement on the ruins of the ancient city of Potidea and of the Byzantine city of Kassandria. It holds an important strategic position, as it controls two gulfs, the Thermaic and the Toroneos. It is the only entrance to the peninsula of Kassandra. Extensive excavation works conducted by the 16th Inspectorate of Classical Antiquities have revealed many ancient objects, which are on display in museums in the region of Halkidiki and Thessaloniki. Today, Nea Potidea is a modern tourist resort; every summer, its eastern beach is flooded by thousands of tourists. With cafes, bars, beach bars, taverns, mini-markets and rooms to let, it offers visitors all amenities for a pleasant and comfortable stay. As for the view from the bridge of the isthmus, the Thermaic Gulf on one side and Toroneos Gulf on the other will surely enchant you!

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At the bridge of the Potidea isthmus one can enjoy the splendid sightseeing of both the Thermaic and the Toroneos Gulf.

Walking along the canal streets of Nea Potidea, one can see the partition of the ancient town next to the canal.