The Monastery is dedicated to St. John the Theologian and St. Arsenios of Cappadocia, whose relics are in the Monastery’s Katholikon. In the Monastery there is also the tomb of the Elder Paisios. The nuns of the Holy Monastery of Souroti had the blessed Elder Paisios as their spiritual guide. On July 12, 1994, the Elder passed away in the Lord and was buried next to the church of St. Arsenios.

The monastery accepts pilgrims during the hours 10.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00.
TEL. 23960 41320 & 23960 41315


In the historic village of Stagira, in a spectacular location at an altitude of about 500 m. is the Aristotle’s Hill. It is the only theme park in Halkidiki. It is worth visiting it to see the interesting instruments and enjoy the wonderful view to the bay of Ierissos. The grove was pre-existing and the wonderful location was chosen in 1956 to host the imposing statue of Aristotle, the work of sculptor Nicolas, to honour the great philosopher who was born in Ancient Stagira.

The original interactive instruments hosted in the area of the grove were installed in 2003 by the Municipal Enterprise of Stagira-Akanthos and today it is managed by the Municipal Joint Stock Company of the Municipality of Aristotle. These are experimental instruments that operate on the basis of the laws of nature which are mentioned in Aristotle’s writings and especially in his work “The Physics”. With this addition, the Aristotle’s Grove has become a favorite destination for all visitors and schools, as it combines recreation, entertainment and education in a unique way.

In the same area there is a café-restaurant with stunning views of the bay of Ierissos and Mount Athos. It is estimated that during the summer months alone, it receives more than 15,000 visitors.
In the same area there is a café-restaurant with a stunning view of the bay of Ierissos and Mount Athos. It is estimated that during the summer months alone it receives more than 15,000 visitors.

Distance from Nea Kallikrateia 98.23 km

1 hour and 29 minutes by road

Petralona Cave

The cave of Petralona, which is decorated with stalagmites and stalactites and is located at the foot of the mountain “Katsika” at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level, is a magnet for thousands of visitors every year. The cave was discovered in 1959 by locals and became world famous when a year later in 1960, again by locals, the skull of Archanthropus was found. Systematic excavations began in 1965 by the Archaeological Society of Greece. The research proved that Archanthropus is about 700,000 years old, making him the oldest European caveman.

The distance from Kallikratia is 15.6 kilometers by road 18 minutes
Phone: 23730 73365
Fax: 23730 73365

Full: €5, Reduced: €3
Open Hours

(11-6-2014 to 30-9-2014)
Tuesday – Saturday: 09:00-19:00
Sunday: 09:00-17:00

Open all days except Monday

The Holy Mountain

Mount Athos is an autonomous and self-governing territory of Greece. It occupies the entire third leg of Halkidiki, about 50 km in length and has a range of 8-12 km covering an area of 330 square km. In the centre of the Mount Athos peninsula rise a long series of hills and mountains, culminating in Mount Athos itself, 2,033m above sea level. The terrain of this monastic state, where it meets the rest of Greece, is characterized by an imaginary line drawn from Francocastro on the west coast across to Cape Arapis on the opposite coast, passing close to the foot of the mountain “Megali Vigla” (“Great Vigil”). By the 3rd century BC, many small Greek cities existed on the Athos peninsula, mainly colonies originating from Chalkida and Eretria. The most important of which were Sani, Ouranoupolis, Thisson, Cleones, Dion, Akrathos and Olofixos. Later, these cities were reduced or destroyed.

Today on Mount Athos there are 20 monasteries, 17 of which are Greek: Megisti Lavra, Vatopedi (Greek Kyprian), Iviron, Koutlumousiou, Agios Pavlos, Dionysios, Xenophontos, Stavronikitas, Gregory, Constantonitus, Esfigmenos, Doheariou, Karakalos, Xeropotamos, Pantokratoros , Simon Petra, Philotheos. One monastery is Russian (St. Panteleiminos), one Serbian (Hilandariou) and one is Bulgarian (Zografou) .There are also 14 sketes and many cells, huts and seats.


Waterland is one of the largest water parks in Europe, 150 acres, located just 15 minutes from the center of Thessaloniki and 21 kilometers from Nea Kallikrateia. It is the only water park in Northern Greece and the first to operate in Greece. It offers moments of relaxation and intense fun in its friendly and cool environment and in total it has attracted over 3.000.000 visitors so far.

01 JUNE – 15 JUNE 10:00 – 18:00
16 JUNE – 31 AUGUST 10:00 – 19:00
FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 10:00 – 18:00

Entrance fees
– 0-4 years old Free,
– 4-12 years old 14 euros
– 12 years and over 18.00 euro

Tagarades 5th Street, Thessaloniki.
Phone numbers: 23920-72025, 23920-72026