Possidi beach Halkidiki: Possidi is a beautiful village which lies 70 km south of Poligiros, the main town of Halkidiki. Set around a spectacular surrounding overlooking the old castle of Mende, Possidi is regarded a charming place that attracts many tourists during the summer for is tranquil landscape and laidback life. Tourists can visit the ruins of the ancient city of Mende, which was founded by the settlers of Eretria in the 8th century BC.
The city, located on the hill slopes south of Kassandra, became famous for the sanctuary of Poseidon which counts among the oldest sanctuaries in Greece. It was used as a place of worship from the till the 2nd century B.C. The beach promenade is dotted with cafes, restaurants, beach bars and taverns that provide day long refreshments. Tourists have the opportunity to choose among a great variety of accommodations, all set in a peaceful settlement.
Possidi is not famous for the lively nightlife. However it has some lounge bars along the beach. At one side of the beach, there is a tall white lighthouse, the symbol of the village.
In the southwest of the Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki you can find the village of Possidi, which is located right next to a beautiful sandy beach. The distance to the capital Thessaloniki is about 95 kilometers and the distance to the main town of the region, Poligiros, is 70 kilometers. Not far from Possidi are the resorts of Skala Fourkas (in the north) and Mola Kaliva (in the east). The village is nestled amongst the pine trees on a little at a triangular point ending in a pier with sand.
The sandy peninsula of Possidi runs for hundreds of meters into the sea and offers everyone plenty of room to sunbathe and swim in the crystal clear water. Situated in a wooded area the beach of the village of Possidi is organized, and you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas here. At the beach is a varied selection of accommodations and there are several tavernas and beach bars.
Possidi Beach is within sight of the old castle of Mende. Mende was probably founded in the 8th or 9th century BC by inhabitants of Eretria, a town on the island of Evia. The city owed its name to a special kind of mint that is still growing in the area. Mende was famous for the export of local wine and the city was rich in silver, gold and lead. This made it one of the most important towns in the area.