Hanioti is a small and very picturesque village in Halkidiki, situated on the peninsula's first prong, only a 60 minute drive from Greece's northern capital, Thessaloniki.
The village moved to its present location in 1930 after a devastating earthquake.
According to tradition its name is the first resident of the village, who settled in the south of the current settlement (Old Town). He was reportedly from Chania and thus the settlement was named Hanioti. In another version, the area owes its name to a Hanioti chanitzi that he held a khan (inn) in the region. This area was called the Hanioti.
Upon arrival, every visitor will be captivated by this small picturesque paradise, that has been designed to cater for the needs of even the most discerning traveller and guarantee a relaxing and memorable stay. The village features hotels with all the necessary facilities, numerous restaurants and traditional taverns that will satisfy every family, as well as modern bars and dance-clubs geared to providing evening entertainment to all age-groups.
Adventurous travellers will have the chance to explore the village and its environs by renting a car or motorbike. Daytime in the village is equally thrilling whether spent on its sandy beach, attempting one of its numerous water-sports on offer, strolling through the market-place or unwinding in its picturesque parks.
There is also a clinic, a Unit of Social Welfare, Elderly, police station and primary school, kindergarten, and cultural association named "The metics".
The highway from Thessaloniki to Moudania offers easy access to Kassandra. Nowadays, all it takes is a comfortable thirty minute drive to Moudania and the junction to Sithonia, where one enters the final thirty minute leg to the beguiling village of Hanioti.
Close to Greece's northern capital, Thessaloniki, in the county of Halkidiki, the small village of Hanioti is a coastal settlement that offers the amenities of a cosmopolitan center, blessed by nature and characterized by crystal clear waters, greenery, traditional hospitality, friendly inhabitants, and unforgettable nights