ARNEA (Arnaia), Halkidiki

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Arnea, is the capital of the district of Arnea. Ruins of an ancient civilization have been found 3 km of the township of Arnea and many believe it is the site of ancient Arne, mentioned by Thoukididis. Its acropolis and parts of walls have been discovered on the hill of Profitis Ilias. Arnea is privileged because of its important traditional background. For this reason it has been proclaimed as an “Historical Site” and “Traditional Settlement” by the Cultural Ministry.

During recent years an effort has been made to develop alternative tourism through the European Unions LEADER program. The traditions, the traditional buildings and the cultural events have been maintained and developed so visitors who demand something different , will find it in Arnea. Tourism in Halkidiki should not start and end at the sea. The uniqueness of Arnea with highland registration, a wonderful climate, hand made textiles, honey and its traditional neighborhoods, gives Arnea an opportunity for alternative tourist development.

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