Pilalidis Hotel is situated in the picturesque Kassandra, the first peninsula of Halkidiki. It’s the ideal place to enjoy nature and wind down, having the cosmopolitan Pefkohori only 200 meters away. Our family hospitality promises memorable vacations to you all.
Pefkohori is one of the largest villages of Halkidiki perfecture. It is situated 105 kilometers from Thessaloniki and it is surrounded by a pine forest, as its name suggests (Pefkohori= the village of pine trees). The village is well developed with regard to tourism and its sandy beaches attract many visitors every year. In the village there are, among other things, several shops that can supply visitors with almost everything. Taverns, bars, fast food restaurants as well as numerous cafés will make choosing among them hard to every visitor. There are also supermarkets, clothes shops, art & handicraft shops where you will be able to buy gifts and souvenirs or do your daily shopping.
The first leg, or else Kassandra peninsula, is the most well developed part of Halkidiki, as it is situated quite close to Thessaloniki (65 Kilometers from it) attracting seasonal visitors as well as many weekend holidaymakers. Kassandra peninsula is divided by the rest of Macedonia with a canal of 1250 meters length and 40 meters breadth, connecting in that way Thermaikos gulf to Toronaios gulf. There is no historical evidence as to when the canal was really made but according to historical references it is said to have been made by Kassandros and to have been finished by Byzantine emperors
The original name of the area was Kapsohora and was established in the end of the 16th century. During the Turkish occupation it was one of the 12 villages of the peninsula and part of Gaznafer ağa vakif (an inalienablereligious endowment in Islamic law, typically donating a building or plot of land or even cash for Muslim religious or charitable purposes where the donated assets are held by a charitable trust). In the north-west part of the port, where today small ships and boats anchor, were found the ruins of the Roman settlement. In the same area a treasure with coins of Lysimachus, king of Thrace, was also discovered. It is referred that around 1590 there was in the area the large dependency “Anders“ of Iviron Monastery, which was expropriated before the war. Today in the site one can see only the partly ruined windmill.
The residents of Pefkohori took part in the 1821 Revolution of the Greek nation against the Turkish occupation.