Travel to the land of Aristotle and explore the mystery of the “5th element”
The ancient Greeks believed that the world is made up of 4 elements: Fire, Air, Water and Earth.
Aristotle, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great, added ether. The 5th element represents the secret of the world’s existence, the immaterial, incorruptible and unchangeable energy that binds the other elements. It is the catalyst that connects and balances everything, creating harmony and balance.
On the occasion of the 2400-year anniversary since Aristotle’s birth in Ancient Stagira, and the official proclamation of 2016 and 2017 as “Aristotle anniversary years” by UNESCO, the Tourism Organisation of Halkidiki, in collaboration with the Hotel Association of Halkidiki, is developing the “FIFTH ELEMENT” , a program of experiences and activities that aims to initiate visitors to the mystery of the FIFTH ELEMENT, the essence of their existence, their own “ETHER”, through a deeper approach of the other four elements.
Vision in the Air
Aristotle taught his pupils while walking. In the mornings he taught advanced students and in the afternoons beginners. For physical exercise, meditation or photography, Halkidiki highlights its 10 most beautiful sunrises and 10 most spectacular sunsets.
“…We live in feelings, not figures on a sundial. We should count time in heartbeats…” Aristotle
The Earth’s treasures
Wine “frees the spirit” and “helps in eloquence”, Aristotle noted. A chance to taste the unique wine, tsipouro and as well as other local products with a designated origin and unique quality of the land of Halkidiki, with visits to wineries and walks in the endless olive groves and vineyards.
“Wine makes all men hopeful…” Aristotle
The rejuvenating power of Water
With exotic beaches and the fairy tale waterfalls of Varvara, Halkidiki is dominated by water, magnificent and rejuvenating. Halkidiki’s Sea Kayak center and other water sport activities, allow visitors to fathom the secrets of its ancient seabed. We at Sea Kayak Halkidiki trips and tours, provide to all guests, complimentary photographs while kayaking or while swimming or snorkeling in order to take photographs of the exceptional seabed.
“… All things are in constant motion… ” Aristotle
The catalytic role of Fire
In the fire of Halkidiki’s ovens are combined the rich products of the land and their essence enhanced. In the region’s most select restaurants, visitors can try ancient Greek dishes in an “ARISTOTELIAN MENU” made up of Aristotle’s gourmet choices, aiming to convey flavours and philosophy to your taste buds.
“… In life, there is pleasure and natural sweetness…” Aristotle
The mysterious Quintessence
A visit to Ancient Stagira and the Aristotle Park completes a series of experiences that captures Aristotle’s basic philosophical principles. Delve deep into the mystery of human existence, guided by the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher. Alexander the Great learnt about this great difference through Aristotle’s teachings. You can discover what life is really all about by taking a trip to Halkidiki.
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts…” Aristotle
“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well…” Alexander the Great
Looking for new experiences? The Sea Kayak Halkidiki center invites you to discover the “5th Element”, the essence of life that Aristotle was talking about. Get in!
The Sea Kayak Halkidiki center, joins this special game of experiencing the 5 elements of Aristotle, allowing the visitors of Halkidiki to enjoy a wide range of experiences related to the element of WATER.
Be part of one of our daily all-inclusive Sea Kayak Halkidiki trips and tours, post your photos paddling a kayak or trying snorkeling and underwater photography in some beautiful remote beaches, on social media with the hashtag #5element_aristotle and win amazing gifts.
Learn more at www.aristotle-halkidiki.com and book your Sea Kayak Halkidiki trip with us now!
The 5 experiences of the 5 elements of Aristotle become a mystical game in which everyone visiting Halkidiki can participate. A game that is rewarded by the Tourism Organisation of Halkidiki with souvenir gifts.
What you need to do?
1]. Discover the 5 elements!
- Conquer the air by capturing the amazing sunrise or sunset of the suggested spots in a picture!
- Get in contact with everything that mother earth grows by visiting a featured winery or a farm!
- Discover the beauty of Sithonia and Vourvourou through our Sea Kayak Halkidiki trips and tours!
- Try the ancient Greek flavours in an “ARISTOTELIAN MENU” to one of the featured restaurants or hotels!
- And delve deep into the mystery of human existence by visiting Ancient Stagira, the birthplace of Aristotle.
2]. Take photos or selfies!
3]. Upload them on instagram with the hashtag: #5element_aristotle and get a chance to win amazing gifts like free stays, “Limnio” wine by Porto Carras, souvenirs and more!