Psakoudia

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Psakoudia

Ψακούδια
Psakoudia, Chalkidiki, beach from east, Apr 2015.jpg
Psakoudia is located in Greece
Psakoudia
Psakoudia
Coordinates: 40°15′N 23°30′E / 40.250°N 23.500°E / 40.250; 23.500Coordinates: 40°15′N 23°30′E / 40.250°N 23.500°E / 40.250; 23.500
CountryGreece
Administrative regionCentral Macedonia
Regional unitChalkidiki
MunicipalityPolygyros
Government
 • MayorAsterios Zografos (of Polygyros)
Highest elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Municipality
22,048 (of Polygyros)
 • Municipal unit
4,282 (of Ormylia)
Community
 • Population299 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
630 71
Area code(s)+30 23710
Vehicle registrationΧΚ
Websitehttp://www.interalex.net/search?q=psakoudia

Psakoudia (Greek Ψακούδια [psaˈku ðʝa] \psaˈkoodya\), is a village of Chalkidiki [2] [3] (Greek Χαλκιδική]) peninsula (formerly prefecture), in Central Macedonia, [4] of Northern Greece. [5] This settlement belongs to the Municipality of Polygyros, and in particular to the municipal unit of Ormylia. It covers the west part of the long sandy beach of Ormylia, and has a population of 299 inhabitants.

Location[edit]

Psakoudia is located on the gulf of Torone, between the two peninsulas of Kasssandra and Sithonia, 20 km southeast of Polygyros, 5 km east of Yerakini (Gerakini), 6 km southwest of Ormylia and 84 km southeast of Thessaloniki. It is covered with pine trees.

History[edit]

In ancient times, there was the city of Sermyli, or Sermyle, [6] in the area, an ally of Athens, which was destroyed by Philip II of Macedon. As a seaport it was used in the past, like Yerakini, for small bulkers to freight raw magnesite of a small concession owned by Skalistiris in eastern Trikorfo mountain area.

Economy[edit]

As Psakoudia is a part of Ormylia most of its residents come from there, who own the olive groves in the north and are involved in olive farming for green table olives and olive oil. However, the principal occupation of the residents is tourist services in the summer. The population is increased in the summer months from June to August by many vacationers, Greeks and foreigners, who come to enjoy the Blue Flag awarded beach with its clear and clean sea. [7] On the beach there are many hotels and other accommodations and a big summer resort, taverns, bars, and supermarkets on the motorway.

Psakoudia beach
Psakoudia main beach as seen from west

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Psakoudia retrieved 2015-04-19
  3. ^ Chalcidice Encyclopædia Britannica Chalcidice retrieved 2014-07-15
  4. ^ Macedonia and Thrace North Greece
  5. ^ Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace North Greece
  6. ^ Sermyli the ancient city retrieved 2015-04-20
  7. ^ Blue Flag Psakoudia retrieved 2015-04-20

External links[edit]

Media related to Psakoudia at Wikimedia Commons