The Athos Palace Hotel Complex is situated amongst the magnificent grounds in one of Greece's renowned beauty spots, the first Peninsula of three in Halkidiki, known as Kassandra. The Kassandra peninsula is located southeast of the city of Thessaloniki. The three peninsulas, Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos resemble Poseidon’s trident piercing the Aegean Sea. Because of Kassandra's finger like formation, the Peninsular is surrounded by crystal clear Mediterranean waters which have received the international recognition award of over 30 Blue Flags, the highest award ever received in Europe.
The unique combination of golden coasts, crystal waters and abundant green of pine forests, render the region an ideal tourist destination. Poligiros, is located in the center of the peninsula and is the capital of Halkidiki at just 69km from Thessaloniki.
The area is rich in history and tradition as visitors from all over the world explore this amazing location will find. Kassandra took its name from the King of Macedonia, Kassandros, Sithonia from Sithon (son of Neptune) and Athos from mythical giant Athos. During the 9th century the first monastic community was founded on the Athos peninsula, which today constitutes the monastic state Agio Oros.
Halkidiki has great historical sights which should be visited. In the cavern of Petralona, 35 kilometers away from The Athos Palace Hotel, archaeologists discovered remains that are dated 700.000 years old. In Stagira the great philosopher Aristotle, teacher of Great Alexander was born.
Along the peninsula you will be able to discover countless golden sandy beaches and soft slopes of evergreen pine green forests. Visitors from all over the world choose Kassandra for their summer holidays in Greece as it is become the most popular destination in Ηalkidiki with a great deal to offer.
Here tourism has grown throughout the years and visitors will find well organized facilities, luxury hotels, an abundance of shopping, restaurants, bars, tavernas and for those who like to party, Kassandra is famous for its clubs and night life.
Kassandra is conveniently situated less than an hour's drive from Greece's second largest city Thessaloniki, and its international airport Macedonia. Here visitors will find endless attractions, museums and exhibits of great historical significance and anything else you could wish a cosmopolitan city could offer.
Because of Kassandra's finger like formation, the Peninsular is surrounded by crystal clear Mediterranean waters which have received the international recognition award of over 30 Blue Flags, the highest award ever received in Europe.
Apart from the abundant fertile land that can be enjoyed either on foot or by car, The Hotel Complex is located amongst scattered villages, traditional in style, where visitors can experience the customary Greek way of life.