: Kassandra, the most west (left) prong of Chalkidiki
, being the closest to Thessaloniki
, is the most popular and populated of the three peninsulas. Its white beaches
and rocky, pine-studded promontories were the first to attract visitors, both Greeks and foreigners.
: The beautiful landscape of Sithonia, the second prong, is a combination of mountain and sea. Nature is much more 'wild' than Kassandra's and white beaches with crystal blue seawater are nummerous.
: Mount Athos (Agion Oros) is the last prong and the most beautiful of all. Civilization has not intruded into the Holy Mountain, which is inhabited solely by monks. The magnificent peninsula has been the sole province of men dedicated to the workship of God and the Virgin for well over a thousand years. It is the exclusive domain of monks and hermits.
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