Taxiarchis is built near the crown of Mount Holomontas at an altitude of 650m. Tradition connects Taxiarhis with Mount Athos (Holy Mountain) and especially with the monastery of Dohiarios and the monastery dependency of Archangel Michael. It’s previous name was Lokovi and was officially named Taxiarchis in 1928 after the patron saint of the village, Archangel Michael.


The village lies 25 km’s away from Polygyros and according to the inventory of 2001 the population amounts to 1078 people. The people mainly deal with woodcutting, produce of cordwood, agriculture and cattle breeding. Also reputable are the builders, the stonecutters and the craftsmen from Taxiarhis who work all over Halkidiki. Many women deal with weaving, knitting and needlework, while an important part of the income emanates from the culture of fir for Christmas trees and continuously more people deal with agritourism. The mountainous crossing of Holomontas offers the possibility to the visitor to enjoy the dense forest, full of oaks, beeches, chestnuts, hollies, pines, firs and a variety of trees, bushes, wild flowers and aromatic plants, while the view you can enjoy from several places is unique. Suggestively we mention Mpara, Apolimeni Petra, Pasa’s well, Shismeni Petra, the location Agios, the wild district of Arkoudolaka. The sights of Taxiarhis is the great fount Sipotoura located at the entrance of the village, Kato Pigadi, the stone built square, the basilica with cupola church, the church museum, Hani, several traditionally built houses and a number of churches and country churches interspersed in and around the village. The religious and social life of the village find their expression in a range of feasts, fairs, customs and ceremonies. The fairs that take place in Taxiarhis every year are the following: * 9th of May-St.Christopher * 20th of May-St.Nikolas * 20th of July-Prophet Ilias * 26th of July-St.Paraskevi * 27th of July-St.Panteleimon * 6th of September-Archangeloudi * 8th of November-Archangelon(local holiday) Finally, Taxiarchis presents touristic interest both winter and summer. There is substratum, which continuously develops, for accommodation for the visitors in traditional houses and hostels with all the comforts. The marking of old paths, the lining of walking routes, riding, the biotopes, the places of controlled hunting and breeding preys, the climbing and mountaineering as well as the famous taverns in the area attract continuously more the interest of foreign visitors.

loading map – please wait…

Taxiarchis
40.424420, 23.523508