Inside the bay of Ierissos and about 3 km northern of Ierissos beach, the famous “Kakoudia” beach can be found. Its length extends on more than 1 km, having unique characteristics, in comparison to the most places of Chalcidice, such as the impressive relief rock formations, the almost white coarse sand and big waves which are usually present in windy weather.
Ierissos, the oldest and largest village of the Municipality of Aristotle, is the closest settlement to the beach. According excavation, it former existence equalizes with the ancient Akanthos founded on the 7th century B.C. . Modern Ierissos is an important harbor, with a remarkable fishing fleet. It is also a well know vacation destination full of the regions natural beauties and large number of sandy beaches. The residents used to be great shipbuilders and the naval architecture is part of the local tradition. On Ottoman age, the village was a member of the 12 Mademochoria and the residents were also occupied on the great mines of Chalcidice. As it turns out, the local cultural associations and the revival of traditional customs are the connection between the present and the past of Ierissos. The “Kleigenis”, the “Friends of the Environment”, the music-gymnastic Association “Akanthos”, the Association of Professionals, Fishermens’ Union, Builders’ Union, are located in the village. The region has many interesting customs. A specific dance is called “kagkeleftos” and represents the horrible massacre. It is slow stepped, simulating the steps of people condemned to death by the swords of the Turk executioners.