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Nea Roda

Nea Roda
Nea Roda
Nea Roda

Nea Roda

Nea Roda is a seaside settlement of the prefecture of Chalkidiki. It is located at the narrowest point of the peninsula of Athos and is washed by the sea from two sides. The main occupation of the village inhabitants is agriculture, fishing and tourism. It is 6 kilometers from Ierissos. The main temple is the church of the Assumption of the Virgin, in which is a picture of the Virgin Mary, which was transferred from the first inhabitants, refugees from the Alonis Watchtower, the Sea of Marmara. The chapel of Aghioi Theodoroi overlooks the harbor and Saint Modestos in the meadows.

In Nea Roda there is a doctor's office, pharmacy, kindergarten, elementary school, carpet school and a cultural association with a dance department.

Historical and cultural elements
The village was founded in 1923 in the province of Rethymno by refugees from the Roda of Propontida in Asia Minor. However, it has been known since the Persian Wars. There, at one point, Xerxes opened a canal of about 1,800 m, so as not to make the tour of Mount Athos. However, the above mentioned position of Provlaka is etymologised by the words before + groove, referring to this work.

In Nea Roda, two-day cultural events are organized with a traditional bank, and dances from the old homeland, on the 22nd and 23rd of August, celebrating the ninth day of the Virgin Mary. The Sardine Festival is taking place on the last Monday of July.

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