Koulouma in Arnea
In the green, the mountainous town of Arnea, Halkidiki, is a first-class choice for a clean day trip to clean Monday to enjoy nature and to throw your kite.
Trademark: The plane tree with the tap in the center of Arnea, where you can make a stop to relax and cool off.
Go: It is worth walking in the alleys of Arnea, in the traditional 19th century mansions. Also visit the Historical Folklore Museum – which is located near the square and is housed in a restored mansion – which Melina Merkouri was described as a “work of art” when it was Minister of Culture and decided to renovate it.
The inhabitants of the area were the donors of the exhibits and offered with joy to the museum precious and rare objects, family heirlooms, objects of everyday life material. On the ground floor there is an exhibition of agricultural tools (sowing, harvesting, threshing), equipment and utensils for breadmaking (millstones, wooden kneading troughs, plates, bread stamps, etc.), apiculture (traditional beehives and mud, modern hives, staircases). On the mezzanine there are woodworking tools (an interesting collection of rocks), shoeing tools, coffee makers (a roasting machine, coffee grinder, glasses, old serving dishes, old traditional coffee shops, etc.). On the floor there are sections with textile equipment (looms, sunbathing, spindles, windscreen) and items of everyday household use (kitchen utensils, containers for transport and storage of liquids, canteens, cauldrons, braziers, washing troughs, etc.).
Enjoy nature: In the mountainous volcano of Holomont west of Arnea you will find several hiking trails. The slopes are covered with oak, beech, fir, chestnut and pine trees.
To buy: Traditional products such as honey, tsipouro and yogurt are sold in various locations in Arnea. Many are the ones who choose the mountain route of Halkidiki to buy these products, but also traditional woven fabrics.
To eat: A kilometer outside of Arnea is the Agia Paraskevi grove, where the Bakatsianos restaurant is located. Made of stone and wood, nestles in the majestic forest of towering oaks, and at any time anywhere you find it, will encounter a nature that will shock him with its special beauty. Try the forest potato (potatoes in clay, gratinated with cheeses, eggs and trumps of Holomontas), the smoked octopus, the bougainvillea. Among the meat products are the pork sausages – pork sausages, pork cut into the hive and the wild boar stew.
For Imperials: Next to the wave, in Olympiada, Akrogiali. Try melted octopus, local mussels and fish on the grill.
Where to fly an eagle: On the long beach of Ierissos, which is about 40 minutes drive from Arnea. For picnics and trees you can go to Agia Paraskevi, just outside Arnea. It is also a good idea to take part in the fun games for young and old at the open-air Aristotelis Alley near Stagira village.