The prefecture of Halkidiki, Northern Greece, is considered one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Greece. Its long and sandy beaches, the amazing landscapes, the lush vegetation, and the lovely seaside villages have made this area popular for summer vacations, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Halkidiki is a region with many sightseeing options, from ancient sites and Byzantine towers to monasteries and caves. The Cave of Petralona is a very popular sight in Halkidiki, where prehistoric human traces have been found. Very interesting is also the tower of Prosforio in Ouranoupolis, where the boat to Mount Athos departs from.
In this section, you can see the best Halkidiki Sightseeing but also things to do by location.
You can also view all things to see in Halkidiki by category: villages, beaches, museums, and churches.
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Mount Athos is a self-governed part of the Greek State, famous for its old Byzantine monasteries. Women are not allowed to enter the area, while men need a special permission to go. There are frequent boats from Ouranoupolis that go around Mount Athos.
The Cave of Petralona is located on the western side of Mount Katsika. It is rich in stalactites and stalagmites and in 1960 a human skull of 700,000 years old was discovered there. Fossils of lions, panthers, bears, deer, bats and other animals were also discovered.
Location: 46 km south of Poligiros
Description: A traditional village in Kassandra peninsula, Afytos has stone houses, small squares, paved streets and a lovely view to the sea.
Location: 56 km south east of Poligiros
Description: Marmaras, or Neos Marmaras, is a developed beach resort on the western coasts of Sithonia Peninsula. Constructed along the slopes of a hill, it has a small port where fishing boats and yachts moor, creating a romantic atmosphere.
Location: 40 km south of Poligiros
Description: Among the most popular tourist resorts in Halkidiki, Nea Fokea has a lovely beach promenade and it is surrounded by beautiful coasts.
Location: 43 km south east of Poligiros
Description: This is a picturesque fishing villahe surrounded by much greenery. The region has beautiful and calm beaches.
Location: 35 km south east of Poligiros
Description: Nikiti is a lovely tourist resort, among the busiest in Sithonia Peninsula. The fish taverns and the gorgeous beaches in the area attract many visitors.
Location: 45 km south of Poligiros
Description: Pine forests, amazing beaches and tourist facilities make Sani one of the most popular beach resorts of Halkidiki. The area gives the best sunset in the region.
Location: 65 km south east of Poligiros
Description: Armenistis is among the most beautiful beaches of Halkidiki. Located in Sithonia peninsula, it has a immense sandy beach and exotic water. Tourist facilities are plenty around Armenistis.
Location: 50 km south of Poligiros
Description: Built in the centre of Kassandra peninsula, Kallithea is a cosmopolitan tourist resort that gets very popular in summer. This is the best nightlife spot of Halkidiki with many clubs and beach bars.
Location: 64 km south east of Poligiros
Description: Hanioti is a cosmopolitan resort on the southern side of Kassandra Halkidiki. The long promenades, the green parks and the immense sandy beach attract many visitors.
Location: 13 km south of Poligiros
Description: Among the most popular beach resorts of Halkidiki, Gerakini has a long sandy beach with many watersports centres and fish taverns along it. Gerakini serves as a nice base for excursions around the area.
Location: 51 km south east of Poligiros
Description: One of the most popular tourist resorts in Halkidiki, Vourvourou distinguishes for its gorgeous beaches, the picturesque environment and the tourist facilities. This is one of the prettiest resorts in Halkidiki.
Location: 80 km south east of Poligiros
Description: This is a long beach with white sand and exotic water. It is located on the southernmost spot of Sithonia and it gets pretty popular in summer.
Location: 32 km south west of Poligiros
Description: Flogita, or Nea Flogita, is a picturesque beach resort that gradually develops tourism. The beach promenades, the seaside cafeterias and the beach bars attract many visitors.
Location: 68 km south of Poligiros
Description: Pefkohori is a lovely beach resort on the southern part of Kassandra. Beautiful greenery surrounds the white sand of the beach.
Location: 40 km south of Poligiros
Description: This is a long, sandy beach with clean water. It constitutes a popular holiday resort and there are many tourist facilities by the seaside.
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