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The particular shape of Halkidiki Greece reminds of three fingers pointing the Aegean Sea or Poseidon's trident. Those three peninsulas are called Cassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos. The peninsula of Halkidiki is a real paradise, endowed by nature with enchanting coves and bays, rocky headlands, beaches with golden sand and crystalline waters. Olive and pine forest complete the amazing picture of Halkidiki holiday.
Of the three "fingers" of the peninsula, only the middle and the western one (Sithonia and Cassandra) are welcoming tourism with incredible natural beauty and developed touristy facilities. Cassandra is ideal for all-night party and bustling beaches. Sithonia is the perfect place for nature lovers, quietness and deserted beaches.
The easternmost prong belongs to the monastic community of Athos, the Holy Mountain. Visiting Mount Athos is strictly regulated: men must ask for a permit six months in advance and women are not allowed at all. Halkidiki has interesting villages, outstanding beauty and the best and more beautiful beaches of entire Greece, famous for their crystalline waters and their pure white sand.
Holidays in Halkidiki are ideal for everyone, with quietness and deserted beaches on Sithonia and full of nightlife on Cassandra. The capital of Halkidiki is Poligiros, which is situated in the center of the peninsula, 69 km from Thessaloniki. Some details which can make Halkidiki attractive are some extreme adventure sports, like jeep safari.
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