The Peninsulas of Kassandra, Sithonia & Athos
Halkidiki was considered to be the actual battle field where the legendary “Titanomahia” (the Titans’ battle) took place between the Titan Giants and the Olympian Gods. The leader of the giants, Enceladus, was buried alive in Kassandra peninsula during the battle and, according to the myth, he has been trying ever since to get back to the surface. Every time an attempt is made the region is rocked with earthquakes and this is why an earthquake is also known as the Enceladus strike in Greece. Kassandra peninsula was named after the king of Macedonia, Kassandros. Sithonia was named after Sithon who was in fact son of the god of the sea, Poseidon. During the Titanomahia, a giant named Athos threw a rock at Poseidon which was the size of a mountain and after missing his target the rock afloat at the surface of the sea. That is where Mount Athos lays till this day.