Canal of Potidea - Greece

Canal of Potidea in Central Macedonia – Greece



Kassandra is the westernmost of three fingers of the Chalkidike peninsula.

Canal of Potidea


At its narrowest point in the northern part it is intersected by the canal of Potidea. The 40 m wide waterway was built by the Macedonian King Cassander around 300 BC. For a long time, Cassander was pawn of Crusaders, Latin Empire, Byzantium and Ottoman Empire.

Remains of byzantine fortification


Fortifications from Byzantine time are still recognizable on the southwestern shore.

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