When you visit cosmopolitan peninsula Kassandra ,first finger of Halkidiki ,you can not possible image what happened at this region according to ancient Greeks, my ancestors !!
Lets sail many many years ago ,the time before humans ,The time of the Giants and the Titans and the Gods of Olympus !
It was one of the most wild era of all times . Horror ,wars ,battles and blood.
Back then Kassandra was named Flegra ,and here is why….
Once uppon a time, mother earth ,GAIA lived together with the sky ,OURANOS .Their chrildren ,TITANES were unhappy though ,so was their mother,because Ouranos forced Gaia to keep TITANES ,inside the earth,inside her.
Young Titan KRONOS was brave enough to harm his father and liberate his brothers from TARTARA .Blood from injured Ourano fell on GAIA and there at Pallini ,in the center of Kassandra land ,GIANTS were born.
Giants ,looked like men but they where way more huge and powerfull.Their body covered by scaled ended to a tail .
KRONOS become the ruler! But as his father ,he knew that one of his children will get his power from him. That’s why he ate them after they were born.
Rea ,his wife decided to avoid this fate for her last son ,so she hide him .The prophecy was about to be fulfiled! Zeus of Olympus was this last child .So when he grow up, he manage to liberate his brothers and challenge his father to a battle .A battle so great that will change everything in Gods world!
Kassandra was chosen to be the land battlefield between
GIANTS VS OLYMPIAN GODS KRONOS VS ZEUS
This epic battle was α massive bloodshed ! So ancient Greeks named the peninsula FLEGRA ,the land of fire!
During your visit, you probably see , hotels , restaurants etc named Flegra ,now you know why .
Flegra , now is called Kassandra,after the king of Makedonian kingdom, Kassandros ( Cassander).But that’s another story!