On the beach in Nea Moudania are a happy round of swimming and sun-soaking, windsurfing and water skiing, pedalos and beach volleyball …punctuated by regular refreshment at strategically placed tavernas. Up at the top of the hill, your trek to the triple-aisle basilica is rewarded with gorgeous views of the Kassandra peninsula. And from various viewpoints within the town, you’ll see sumptuous sunsets over the mountains and gleaming yachts on a glistening sea.
The first 10 days of July: Cultural manifestations which end with the very famous “Feast of the Sardine”.
8th September, Feast of the Virgin Mary of Korfini, at the church which is situated on a hill at the outskirts of the town.
Famous local products
Agricultural machines (ploughs, harrows, etc.), sardines, olives, salted products.
•Zografou Tower: The Byzantine tower (14th cent.), the church (1842) and other structures (19th cent.) belonging to the “metochi” still exist today. Of particular interest is the fountain of the “metochi”, built in 1853, about 50m west of the tower.
•Metochi of Aghios Panteleimon: The ruins of the “metochi” are found near the village of Nea Flogita. It was built during the second half of the 19th century and is directly related to the refugees of the entire Kalamaria area, because for many years after 1922, this is where the American hospital for refugees was organised and operated.
•During the summer “Flying Dolphins” connect Moudania with Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Thessaoniki.
The sea of Nea Moudania are very shallow and ideal for younger and inexperienced swimmers. The beaches are well-maintained with cafes lining the beach.
You’ll find plenty of cafés, restaurants and tavernas with menus designed for most peoples tastes. The best fish restaurants can be discovered by the beach and are definitely worth a visit for their fresh juicy fish dishes served with locally-produced vegetables, cooked to a traditional Greek recipe.
There are plenty of bars and clubs to keep you entertained until the small hours. The town also has a cinema and a waterfront open-air theatre showing quality productions throughout the summer.
As the commercial centre of Halkidiki, Nea Moudania offers plenty of shops. Every Wednesday, the largest outdoor market in the area takes place.
This town is a good base from which to explore more of the area. At the top of Nea Moudania is a pretty, three-aisled basilica church housing an icon of Panagia Koryfini, which is worshipped as part of a summer festival. Alternatively, visit the small village of Zografou, built around a monastery where a Byzantine tower and crumbling church still stand. The monastery of Agios Pandeleimonos – once used as a hospital – near the village of Nea Flogita, also makes for an interesting afternoon of sightseeing.
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