The sanctuary of Zeus Ammon at Kallithea, Chalkidiki is situated by the sea, in a beautiful, forested area of the western peninsula of the Chalkidiki. The site was discovered in 1968, when illegal building activities destroyed part of the foundation and the crepidoma of a monumental building, which afterwards proved to be a temple. The rescue excavation that followed from 1969 to 1970 brought to light a temple which was attributed to Zeus Ammon, following the discovery of a votive inscription to the god. South of the temple, research revealed the remains of a shrine which was attributed to Dionysos on the basis of the name of the god inscribed on many sherds found there. This shrine was recorded in ancient Greek literature.
The sanctuary was excavated again from 2005 to 2008, as part of the project “Sanctuary of Zeus Ammon of Chalkidiki – enhancement and presentation to the public”, financed by the European Union and the Greek State.
This recent excavation was carried out in three areas: a) the shrine of Dionysus and the Nymphs, b) the temple of Zeus Ammon, and c) a Roman bath discovered north of the temple.