Paliouri

Paliouri

Paliouri
Παλιούρι
Statistics
Prefecture: Chalkidiki
Province: Polygyros
Municipality: Pallini
Municipal district: Paliouri (seat)
Number of settlements: 3
Location:
Latitude:
Longitude:

39.9524 (39°56'19") N
23.664 (23°39'54") E
Population: (2001)
-Municipal district
-Village
Percent of the municipality

826
788
13.39%
Altitude:
 -lowest:
 -centre:

Aegean Sea
150 m
western part
Postal code: GR-630 85
Area/distance code: 11-(00)30-23740
Car designation: XK

Paliouri (Greek, Modern: Παλιούρι, Katharevousa: -on), older forms: Paliourio and Paliourion is a touristic village located in the southeast of the peninsula of Cassandreia and Chalkidiki (also a prefecture) in Greece. The population in 2001 was 361 for the village and 449 for the municipal district, the elevation is 10 m. Nea Skioni is located around 110 km SE of Thessaloniki. Forests dominate the area around Agia Paraskevi.

Subdivisions

  • Agios Nikolaos (Άγιος Νικόλαος) [2001 pop: 21]
  • Xyna (Ξυνά) [2001 pop: 17]

Nearest places

Geography

Paliouri are surrounded by mountains inland while farmlands covers the areas as well as the valley areas. The cape named Kanastraio or Kanastreo is located to the east. It is one of the southernmost village on the Chalkidiki peninsula but not Macedonia, Central Macedonia (otherwise the southernmost is in the Grevena prefecture).

Information

The most famous that is not just its natural beauty is that tourism dominates the industry ans has a beach, hotels, spas, restaurants, taverns, etc. The most infamous was that on August 26, 2006, a forest fire ravaged Paliouri and devastated much of the forests and buildings in the outskirts of the area. Several houses and villas were burnt. Hydro was snapped out and roads were closed. All residents were to be evacuated as well as tourists who were to leave the area.

Paliouri was linked with pavement in the mid-20th century and generated a growth on tourism, hydro and phone lines soon followed as well as more paved roads in the 1980s.

Population

Year Village Population Change Municipal district
population
Percent of the
municipality
1981 663 - - -
1991 657 -6 or -0.9% - -
2001 788 131 or 16.62% 826 14.04%

Other

Paliouri has a school, a lyceum (middle school), churches and a few squares (plateies).

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