Kalandra is a traditional village in the southwest of Kassandra. Its establishment can be dated about the end of the Byzantines era or at the beginning or the Ottoman dominion.

In the summer-season, most action mainly is takes place in the coastal village Posidi, happening in its restaurants, cafes and beautiful bars, placed near the beach or build on plateaus over the sea, from where you can watch the lights of the fishing-boats at night. Posidi offers visitors an appealing blend of cultural attractions, good cuisine enriched with a natural and cheerful sense of hospitality.
Posidi's landmark is the imposing lighthouse which overlooks this area. It was built 1864 and ever since its light is gliding over the sea by night. In vicinity of the lighthouse are the archeological excavations of the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon which allow us a historical glimpse of its former glory.


In the winter-period life shifts to the higher ground Kalandra, captivating the visitor with a winning mix of old stone-build houses, lots of nature, lived culture and the opportunity to enjoy this impression calmly.


kalandra-impression-panorama-stitch-wide-psTo the west of Kalandra with a stunning panoramic view over the entire valley stands a remarkable church from 1619 with well-preserved frescoes.
The center of Kalandra is adorned by a large church, built in 1900 and dedicated to 'The Assumption', which is celebrated on 15th August as one of the most important holidays in Greece. Shortly afterwards, on 23th August a great celebration is taking place on the church square.
Local products of the area are honey, grain, wool and corn.
The beach extends to 12 km of beautiful coastline.
Visitors can accommodate in several hotels or use the camping of the EOT (Greek National Tourist Organisation).


Kalandra and Posidi are both located near the ancient city of Mendi. The term derives from the word Mendaion, an ionic denomination of Poseidon, as it was mentioned likewise by Thoukididis in the 5th century. The ancient Mende was an important place and famous for its rapid cultural development as well as for its excellent wines.
Mendi was founded 800 BC by settlers from an eretrian colony, who took up residence on the Pallini peninsula during this period.
Nearby a modern hotel, on an archaeological excavation near the original settlement, 241 burial sites were exposed, proving funerals from the late 8th century BC until the early 6th century BC.
Close to the beach are still visible remains of the town-wall as well as the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon 4 km south.

Kalandra's inhabitants were supporters in the revolution of 1821 where especially the militant Kiparissis Georgakis gained local notoriety.