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Paliouri is a very nice small village, located on the southern side of Kassandra Peninsula in Halkidiki. It is south of the popular tourist resort Pefkohori, and is about 120 kilometers away from the city of Thessaloniki. Paliouri is located in an area where the ancient town of Theramvos was once located. The name of the village Paliouri comes from the word Paliouria which translates as ‘bushes’. There are many archaeological sites in the region which you can visit and get informed more about the history of the place.
This traditional village has about thousand inhabitants who mainly live of tourism. The village does not lie directly on the coast, but it is situated between pinewood forests. The distance to the beach is about two kilometers and it is very popular among families with small children. Paliouri is a tourist village where people go to fully relax and unwind. Summer months are the busiest, when the narrow streets of Paliouri are filled with people. There are many nice small tavernas where you can enjoy some of the many nice local dishes and fresh fish.
Paliouri has a very nice weather, and you can swim and sunbathe on Paliouri beach between May and September. July and August are the warmest months with average temperatures of 28 C, while December is the coldest month with average temperatures of six degrees Celsius.
Paliouri and its area are well known for the locally produced honey and for the many olive gardens. The olive oil produced here is one of the best on the peninsula. The area around the village is ideal for those people that love to hike. There are numerous hiking trails inside the forest, where you can breathe fresh air and admire the nature.
Near Paliouri there are many nice sandy beaches. The most popular beaches are Chrousso, Alonaki, Avlaki and Xina. The road to Xina beach also leads to the beautiful lighthouse called Kanistros from where you can enjoy magnificent views on the sea. The old church of Agios Nikolaos located close nearby is also well worth the visit. Those that like to enjoy nature and camping can visit the popular campsite Chrousso.
Chrousso beach, or golden coast, is located just a couple of kilometers away from the village. The soft golden sand in combination with the crystal clear sea waters and the pinewoods in the back create an amazing landscape. The waters are shallow and warm, which makes the beach perfectly suitable for children. There are also a few smaller bays for those people that want to be away from the crowds. Along the beaches there are several nice beach bars that organize daily parties with music shows. On the beach there are options for several water sport activities, beach volleyball or tennis. Apart from the many nice beaches in the region, Paliouri has a few quality hotels, shops, tavernas, campsites and tourist centers. Paliouri mainly attracts families and older couples that want to enjoy a calmer vacation, away from the noise and crowd of the top tourist destinations on Halkidiki.
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