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40.9725/40°22'28" N lat.
23.943L/23°26'36" E long
about 300 m
426 m (centre)
about 1,100 m (Cholomontas)
|Number of communities:||-|
|Postal code:||631 00|
|Area/distance code:||11-30-23710 (030-23710)-2|
|3-letter abbreviation:||PLG Polygyros|
|Name of inhabitants:||- sing.|
|Address of administration:||50 Polytechniou St|
Polygyros 631 00
Polygyros is the capital of Chalkidiki prefecture in Macedonia, with a population of 5,000. Polygyros is the largest community in Chalkidiki, but the municipality is not the largest. Polygyros is south of GR-16 (Thessaloniki - Arnaia). Polygyros is located SE of Thessaloniki, NE of Nea Moudania, NW of Sithonia and S of Arnaia. The town is built in the shape of an ampitheatre on a plateau on the south west side of the mountain Holomontas. Polygyros is famous for its carnival celebrations, which attracts visitors from around Greece. A nearby location called "Panagia" ("Virgin Mary") is the setting of a famous religious celebration on August 15th.
Sites of interest
Polygyros has schools, lyceums, a gymnasium, banks, a post office, and squares (plateies).
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