Holidays in Halkidiki

    Halkidiki is the most popular tourist destination in northern Greece. It is actually a peninsula with three small peninsulas, known as the three legs of Halkidiki Greece. The first leg is Kassandra and has popular tourist resorts with organized beaches. The second peninsula is Sithonia, with less organized resorts and more secluded coves. The third peninsula, Mount Athos, is a close monastic community where entrance is allowed only to men and after special permission. Very interesting is a boat trip from Ouranoupolis that makes the tour of Mount Athos, a region with lovely beaches and impressive Byzantine monasteries. Tourist facilities are plenty in the beautiful beach resorts of Halkidiki.

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    Travel guide to Halkidiki, Greece

    Halkidiki Greece holidays guide

    Located on the northern side of Greece, Halkidiki is a popular tourist region with many resorts and lovely beaches. It is easily accessible from Thessaloniki, the second largest Greek city. Holidays in Halkidiki will give you amazing days on the beach and long romantic nights.

    General information

    Have a look on our travel guide about Halkidiki Greece and see the most beautiful villages, beaches, museums and sights to visit in the region. To get a better understanding of the location, see our photos and detailed maps.

    Things to see and do

    Halkidiki Mount Athos

    Halkidiki is an area of mainland Greece which belongs to Macedonia region. Halkidiki Greece is mostly famous for the amazing beach resorts. Due to the large size of the region, these resorts are innumerable and suit all preferences, so you will find both organized busy resorts or totally secluded places. The most tourist popular region is the first peninsula of Halkidiki, while the second is more calm and popular for camping. Most organized beaches in Halkidiki are lined up with hotels and restaurants.

    Sightseeings will be many during your Halkidiki holidays, including the Cave of Petralona rich in stalactites and stalagmites, Byzantine towers, ancient sites and lovely monasteries. Very interesting is the boat trip from Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos. As entrance to the monastic community of Athos is prohibited, the boat makes the tour of this peninsula and visitors see the impressive monasteries from the sea. Holidays in Halkidiki is ideal for families, couples and groups of friends.

    Organize your holidays

    Browse our travel services and organize better your Halkidiki holidays. Have a look on the hotels we suggest and book your car rental to explore the region. If you do not want to get into all these details, ask us to organize your trip.


    Hotels in Halkidiki

    Most accommodations in the region of Halkidiki in Greece are concentrated in the first and the second legs. Towns like Kallithea, Sani, Skala Fourkas and Pefkohori in the first leg boast many luxurious hotels and seaside villas for holidays in Halkidiki, as well as family apartments and rooms to rent. The second leg of the region is less tourist developed, but has a large number of accommodations, especially in the towns of Neos Marmaras and Vourvourou. Accommodation there also ranges from luxurious hotels to self-catering studios and rooms. The majority of accommodation on the third leg is concentrated in the village of Ouranoupolis, with many family hotels, traditional guesthouses and simple rooms.

    Highlights in Halkidiki

    Kavourotrypes or Orange beach
    Kavourotrypes, also known as Orange beach, is a lovely place with exotic waters and white rock formations. It is found at the second leg of the peninsula.
    Crystal waters in Armenistis beach
    The beach of Armenistis is located at the second peninsula of Halkidiki. It is widely famous for the many campings that line up the beach and for the exotic waters.
    Central square of Afytos
    Afytos is among the most beautiful villages in Halkidiki. It is found at the first leg and gives breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea. Many nice beaches are found in the region.
    Monasteries of Mount Athos
    Mount Athos is a monastic community that coves the third leg of Halkidiki. Cruises to Mount Athos depart from Ouranoupolis and other smaller ports in the region.
    Seaside town of Neos Marmaras
    The seaside town of Neos Marmaras is located at the second leg of Halkidiki. Many lovely beaches are found in the region and boat trips depart from the port of Neos Marmaras.
    Large bay of Kalamitsi
    The large beach of Kalamitsi is found at the second leg of the peninsula. It distinguishes for the soft golden sand and the amazing, blue green waters. The largest part of the beach is unorganized.
    The interesting cave of Petralona
    Excavations in the Cave of Petralona revealed tools, bones and fossils from the Paleolithic times. Next to the cave there is an anthropological museum.
    Explore the diving spots of Halkidiki
    The sea bottom of Halkidiki has many interesting reefs and old shipwrecks to explore. Scuba diving is gradually developing in the region and many centres offer courses in summer.

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