The ancient name of Kassandra was ‘Flegra’, which means ‘place of fire’. According to mythology, this area is the birthplace of the Giants. Apparently, this is also where the Gigantomachy took place, when the Giants tried to force the Olympian Gods out of Mount Olympus. The most densely inhabited peninsula of Halkidiki is located close to Halkidiki and hosts thousands of bathers every summer. It has amazing, kilometers-long shores and an intense nightlife with bars along the shore and in the nearby villages.