Nea Moudania

second largest town

Nea Moudania is the second largest town of Halkidiki. It is the largest commercial and trade town with a population of appr. 15,000 people and is located on the seaside of the Thermaikos gulf and is only 51 km from the Thessaloniki airport.

Nea Moudania Halkidiki

They are connected with a through a highway, which goes through vineyards and hills. The buses to Halkidiki (KTEL) are very often and they connect Nea Moudania with Thessaloniki and the rest of Halkidiki. A great olive plantation is located at the outskirts of Nea Moudania, which in 1923 represented one of town’s pioneer settlers’ motivations.

At the highest point of the town, the so-called “the hill of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Koryfini” a small basilica church is built in an enchanting environment. The icon of Panagia Koryfini, which traveled all the way from Kalolimnos of Near East, is kept there. The Virgin Mary is honored every year on the 8th September, day of a local holiday, with special celebrations, The romantic visitor can enjoy the wonderful sunset behind Mount Olympus, in the numerous cafés in the center of N. Moudania. When the weather conditions are good, the visitor can take pictures with the peninsula of Kassandra as a background.

The Open-air Theatre, ornament of the town, has a capacity of 2000 seats and there the visitor can see some quality theater productions and high-class concerts, which are hosted within he “Sea Festival” during the summer. The Theater is built in an area next to the sea and this summer promises to fascinate its spectators. A remarkable unique of a kind museum of marine exhibits and seashells, and a folklore museum with exhibits of the unforgettable homeland of the residents, are located in Nea Moudania. In mid-July the cultural club “Faros” and the Municipality of Moudania, organize a week of folklore meetings and thus offer to the locals and to the visitors unforgettable moments of entertainment. This event includes dance, music and theatrical shows. This week ends on Sunday with the well-known “Sardine festival”, a feast characterized by the smell of grilled sardine and retsina, which open handedly are offered to everyone.

Every Wednesday, the biggest outdoors market in Halkidiki takes place here in Nea Moudania.