Nea Flogita, is a coastal village in Halkidiki, Greece, 52 km from Thessaloniki, 45km from the International Airport of Thessaloniki “Macedonia” and 6 km from Nea Moudania. The village, in the municipality of Nea Propontida, is built on a hill overlooking the Thermaikos Gulf. Most of the village is only a few minutes from the sea, and on a clear day, there is a wonderful view across the bay to Mount Olympus.
Flogita was founded in 1923, when refugees fleeing the Anatolian destruction in Cappadocia (in modern Turkey) assembled to build Nea Flogita.
The village has approximately 2000 permanent residents . This number increases hugely in the summer months, when visitor numbers raise the population to 20,000.
Nea Flogita is a popular tourist resort, particularly in the summer, and as a result facilities and amusements have increased to cater for the influx. Flogita is noted for its big sandy beach, roughly one kilometre long, and its paved promenade which is popular in the evenings for the customary “volta”, or walk. The sea is particularly warm. The sea floor is shallow, which has resulted in the popularity of marine sports in the village.
Along the sea front there are many tavernes, fast foods shops, confectioners, beach bar cafes, and nightclubs. In the “off” season, Nea Flogita is very quiet.
The climate in Western Halkidiki is mild enough that even the wintry months allow some sunshine in the daytime. Summer is characterized by hot days and warm evenings.