Polychrono beach Halkidiki: Polychrono is a quiet resort located 60 km south of Poligiros, between the villages of Kriopigi and Hanioti. The beach is awarded with the Blue Flag every year for being organized and clean.
The fine sand and crystal clear waters of the Toroneos gulf, combined with the rich green shades of pine forests and olive groves of the area, makes this beach one of the top beaches of Kassandra peninsula. A hike up beyond the beach takes you to a high point where you have the best views of the bay. The resort has a number of hotels and apartments, music bars, super markets, bakeries and craft shops. The homonymous village is quite charming.
Polychrono or Polykhrono is a touristy, but compared to other villages such as for example Kallithea and Pefkochori, fairly quiet resort which is located in the southeast of the Kassandra peninsula, between the villages of Kriopigi and Chaniotis. The village has just over 1,000 inhabitants. In high season it attracts a lot of tourists and it can get quite busy. The distance to the capital of the peninsula, Poligiros, which lies north of Polychrono, is about 60 kilometers. The city of Thessaloniki is about 90 km from this beach.
The one-kilometer long beach of the village of Polychrono is located on the Gulf of Toroneos and has fine white sand and clear water in which it is good snorkeling. In some places of the beach you can also find some pebbles. The sea is shallow, making it also suitable for families with small children. Polychrono beach has been awarded a Blue Flag because it is clean and safe for swimming. On a part of the beach there are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. Around the beach you will find most of the taverns and bars. However night life is not abundant in Polychrono, but more limited to cozy late dinners and drinks at one of the cafes on the beach. Those who want to make it really late better seek refuge in Kallithea, where there are several clubs are and international DJ’s play their music during the summer months.
Polychrono has one of the best beaches in Kassandra. It is surrounded by forest with mostly pine trees, by olive groves and by fields of orange trees. You can practice all kinds of water sports like canoeing, jet skiing, pedal boating and diving on Polychrono beach. There is a good choice in accommodations and restaurants and there are supermarkets, bakeries and other shops in the village. There is also an Ethnographic Museum with an exhibition of everyday objects from earlier centuries. The area around Polychrono is well suited for making nature walks. There is plenty of shade on the way and there are some things that you can go and see.
The area around Polychrono was already inhabited in ancient times. Back then it was the site of the city Neapoli. On a hill just outside the town are the remains of houses and a cemetery dating from the 6th century BC. The Romans have also put down buildings here. Three kilometers away from Polychrono you can find a nature reserve. In a lake at Mavrombara special live freshwater turtles. In the area of Polychrono special walking trails have been created. In the village Polychrono itself there are two interesting churches: the church of Agios Athanasios from 1912 and the Church of Christ which dates from 1860.