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Chaniotis (Greek: Χανιώτης Χαλκιδικής or Χανιώτη, pronounced [xaˈɲoti]), is a tourist town located in the east of the peninsula of Kassandreia and Chalkidiki in Greece. The population in 2001 was 968, the elevation is 10 m. The population during the summer increases many times. Chanioti is located around 100 km SE of Thessaloniki. Forests dominate the area around. A fire took place in August 2006 and destroyed a large piece of this forest.


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Nearest places

Polychrono Pefkochori

Nea Skioni


Geography

Chanioti is situated by the Aegean Sea and the Sithonic Gulf, farmlands are within the coastline as well as residential areas, tourist attractions and others, the mountains covers the rest of the area and has pine forests to the mountains and farmlands in the valleys.

Information

The most famous that is not just its natural beauty is that tourism dominates the industry and has a beach, hotels, spas, restaurants, taverns, etc. Hotels include Hanioti Village and many others. The most infamous was that on August 26, 2006, a forest fire ravaged Chanioti and devastated much of the forests and buildings in the outskirts of the area and was one of the northernmost that was in the danger zone. 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.

Chanioti 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. The populationhas dramatically boomed since the late-1970s and the arrival of tourism.

Population
Year Population
1981 379
1991 528
2001 968

See also

List of settlements in the Chalkidiki prefecture

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