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Good for snorkeling
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Category: Halkidiki Kalamitsi


The underwater landscape is great on the southern part of the Kalamitsi north bay.
Starting from the south side of the small island, along the shoreline until the Kalamitsi Camping beach the snorkeling ground is great.
I did not explored the northern part of Kalamitsi bay, but also there the underwater landscape seems to be promising.



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Happy place
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Category: Halkidiki Hanioti


I went on a holiday to Halkidiki with my cousin last October and stayed at a selfcatering accommodation at the quiet resort of Hanioti. At just 3 minutes from the beach, the place was perfect with the shops and lively part of the beach at a comfortable distance so that it didn't get too noisy in the evenings. The apartment had two big pools, and being off season, we nearly had the pool to ourselves most of the time. The beach was more shingles than sand, but the water was warm and nice with lots of jelly fish about. It cost us £3 approx for a sun bed, and every now and then, vendors selling refreshing drinks, or coconut or doughnuts would amble along.

The beachside was the best place for eating out, and that's precisely what we did for most of our meals. Most restaurants were traditional Grek taverns and we loved the food. The Greek salads were simply superb and a must try. We had a car with us and used to drive in the close villages. Sani and Pefkohori also had beautiful beaches but I believe Haniotis was the best. I am glad we stayed there out of all Halkidiki. If we had gone a couple of weeks earlier, we would have caught up a nice beach party for the end of the summer.

On the way back, we stayed three nights in Thessaloniki, a lively town, the second largest in Greece. We loved shopping there and going to bars at night. People seem so happy in Greece, although I have heard too about the economical problems, but I am sure that things will get better soon.



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Great natural colours
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Category: Halkidiki Vourvourou


On my trip to Halkidiki, I was invited to stay at a friend of mine in a village called Vourvourou. It is located at the second peninsula of Halkidiki, called Sithonia. This place combines perfect the mountain above the village with the bushy trees and the blue green, magnificent water of the beach. Between these two... the houses, small, traditional, with red housetops. The beach is one of the best I've ever seen, with great color and clean water. There are 9 tiny isles, visible from the shore. For those who prefer the mountain, you can always walk through the trees and get to the top easily, for an enchanting view of the bay below. In Vourvourou, you will find a small settlement of fishermen. Old houses mostly, that fishermen use to live there still, but you can buy some fresh fish, visiting the area. All in all, beautiful environment, but only for those that like their vacation to be relaxing.



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No sights or extra services
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Category: Halkidiki Vourvourou


The car trip to Halkidiki was pleasant and easy, although border crossing to Greece could be better organized, like a separate lane for EU citizens.
The region was lovely, we stayed in Vourvourou in a family hotel and the owner was very kind. Beaches in Halkidikiare good for families with little children, in general the area is nice for families mostly and not for young people.
No sightseeing possibilities whatsoever in Halkidiki, except for a boat trip we took to Mount Athos from Ouranoupolis. Athos was a very beautiful region, it is a shame that we can't enter it but I guess otherwise it wouldn't be so beautiful.
Food was fine in Vourvourou, but service was a bit low. In two taverns, we waited for 40 minutes to get our dishes and in another we waited for 20 minutes to get the bill! There was a lot of people, yes, but I think waiters should be faster.
Don't expect any extra services or sightseeing on Halkidiki, the sea is beautiful but that is the end of it. It is nice only for swimming and visiting villages.



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Easy and pleasant place
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Category: Halkidiki Vourvourou


Easy, wonderful and pleasant Halkidiki...

I like Greek villages very much. Although the villages in Halkidiki are mostly resorts-like type, someone can always find places where the authentic athmosphere of the native Greeks grips you and you can feel in white and blue :) One of my favourite villages are placed in the eastern part of Sythonia (Vourvourou) and Athos (Ouranoupolis). As I have a small child, Vourvourou is the ideal place for family holidays: green grass, children playgrounds in front of houses, hospitable hosts and woderful sea close to the houses.

Hotels also provide great service in Halkidiki. It is just that you need to do a bit of search. Some hotels actually do not respond to online reservations or respond too late. One actually answered me once I had returned from vacations.



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Drink ouzo by the beach
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Category: Halkidiki Gerakini


I go to Halkidiki almost every spring. I usually go on spring because it is more calm, only the locals and a few early tourists, but things are kept quiet. Hotels are also cheaper that time, as high season has not started (it starts in mid June in Greece). I have been to many resorts in Halkidiki but Gerakini is my best. It is almost in the centre of Halkidiki, so you can do many daily excursions to the area. The beach of Gerakini is sandy and clean. Not only the sea but also the coast is clean as the locals take good care of it. Over the years, I have made many friends there and each time I go, we will meet for an ouzo at the taverns by the beach.



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Relaxing resort for families
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Category: Halkidiki Gerakini


Halkidiki is beautiful, the beaches are long and sandy, nightlife is excellent. I didn't visit historical monuments, wanted to go to Athos but I was with my girlfriend and no women are allowed there. People are very pleasant and helpful in need. I stayed in a hotel in Gerakini this year. The local beach was great because there weren't so many people. I also played some tennis in local club and visited the waterworld on the beach. Gerakini is great for relaxation and Kallithea for nightlife. Gerakini is great for couples and families. It is still developing and in a few years it will be awesome.



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Problem with parking seats
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Category: Halkidiki Pefkohori


Pefkohori is a nice place, although a bit overcrowded in July. I personally prefer quieter beaches, like Pagliouri where there is also a camping site, if you like nature. The taverns by the beach were great and their prices normal. The only problem was that there were not enough parking places in most villages of Halkidiki.



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Not crowded at all in April
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Category: Halkidiki Vourvourou


Vourvourou beach was very nice and very close to the apartment we had rent. In April, there were not many people, so we were almost alone at the beach. The village is pretty small, clear and quiet, in a few words it is a lovely destination! The taverns were good and the service excellent. People were friendly and they cook deliciously. However, not many taverns were open in April, I think they usually open in May or early June when tourists start to come. Halkidiki is generally a great
place to see and had many nice beaches. Do not miss to take the boat and go to Mount Athos. You can also take the boat and make the tour of the area.



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Sandy Agios Mamas
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Category: Halkidiki Agios Mamas


Nice and very, very long. Sand was all over on Agios Mamas. Our accomodation was close so we were frequent visitors:)) Great tavern by the beach, Mr Manolis is an excellent cook and his specialite is melitzanes papoutsaki, I believe. This dish is traditional Greek and it is actually eggplant stuffed with onions and minced meat. Our camping was close to Agios Mamas. Just book early because hotels can get quite busy in August. We decided to book last minute and we didn't find a hotel room in August, so we did some camping.



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