Chalkidiki traveller reviews

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The beaches of Halkidiki are waiting for you to explore them. Enjoy the sun and live an unforgettable experience with your family. During your vacation, we suggest that you visit the beautiful beaches of the area such as Glarokavos in Pefkohori. Enjoy the beaches bars in Paliouri, the Sani resort, Ai Giannis beach, Spathies in Sithonia, Tristinika and Toroni, the exotic famous Kavourotripes beach, Karidi beach in Vourvourou and all the rest of the 52 awarded with blue flag beaches in Halkidiki.


Halkidiki is also home to many earthly paradises for those who love mountains. Paths for mountain biking and walking cut their way through the forests of pine, oak, fir and chestnut trees. Here you can feel the pure air refreshing every cell in your body, and crystal clear refreshingly cool water gushes from dozens of hidden springs for you to quench your thirst. If you’d like to stay in the mountains, check out the traditional guesthouses at Holomóntas and in other areas up on the mountain slopes.

Of course, anyone who wants to truly feel the vastness of the Aegean and O.D. on adrenaline at the same time needs to devote a little time to some serious sea sports! Windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, water skiing and many other sea sports activities are all on offer for you here – and the facilities in Kassándra and Sithonia are excellent. Every July a major swimming event takes place here at Toronéos, one of the world’s largest events at 26 km. The competition attracts swimmers from all over the world.

Also, during summer, a lot of remarkable artistic festivals take place in many parts of Halkidiki. Music provides the main focus, but the performing arts are also prominent, and every summer the region’s open-air theatres play host to some major presentations.

This area is so well known – yet at the same time much of it is as yet undiscovered. Let’s have a look around it – there’s as surprise at every turn!


They say that nowhere in Greece can boast beaches like those of Halkidiki. The region has the perfect

combination of that distinctive Greek light, unspoiled landscapes, colours and fragrances. And the glorious

natural setting is complemented by the rich culinary fare of the region and the living religious traditions

of its people, manifested in a host of feast days and other

ceremonies and rituals.

This is a place where all your senses will come to life, whether on the endless expanses of sand of the fashionable,

cosmopolitan beaches, or in the intimacy of the many secluded bays and coves. The scent of the pine trees and the

salt brine of the sea combine to relax the body and spirit, leaving you at peace to enjoy the grandeur of the

regions famed sunrises and sunsets.


Halkidiki: The best place in Greece you’ve never heard of

Francesca · October 25, 2017 · 11 Comments

“So, which island did you visit?” asked the taxi driver in Athens.

“We didn’t visit any of the islands,” I replied.

“You’re American, no?”

“Yes, we’re American.”

Baffled, the taxi driver continued, “No islands? Then where did you go in Greece?”

I’ll tell you where we went: Halkidiki. While there, we met no other American travelers. The taxi driver in Athens wasn’t the only person to ask us “which island” we visited, nor was she the only person who was surprised to learn that we were American and visiting Halkidiki. As one shopkeeper told us, “Americans do not come to Halkidiki.” Let me tell you, fellow Americans: you’re missing out. Halkidiki is quite possibly the best place in Greece you’ve never heard of.


Oozing culture and history, and offering a seafront to make you swoon, this slice of tucked-away Greece is great for all ages. Aside from brilliant beaches, this coastal pick is a trio of peninsulas all about traditional culture, laid-back tavernas and bars, and generally just relaxing in the warm climate.


Halkidiki is a peninsula off the Greek mainland that extends southeast away from the city of Thessaloniki, in southern Macedonia. The peninsula resembles a hand, with three green fingers of land trailing into the blue Aegean Sea.

Halkidiki holidays are great for sun and beach worshipers and is mostly unspoilt and not as touristy as many of the Greek islands like Kos and Zante. With cheap flights and plenty of beach resorts dotted along Halkidiki's coastline, it is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday as a couple or with the family.


Mention the word Halkidiki to inhabitants of northern Greek city Thessaloniki and watch them go all starry-eyed as they outline why they are obsessed with their closest holiday destination.

The trident-like, pine- and cypress-covered peninsula, which plays host to 550 kilometres of verdant coastline and turquoise seas, is unlike any other part of Greece.

To the west is Kassandra, the most developed of Halkidiki’s three prongs, which is thronging with hotels and popular with young people, who pack its beach bars.

Sithonia, blessed with the Toroneos Gulf to the west and astonishing beaches, still retains much of its wild beauty.

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Chalkidiki is één van de mooiste streken in het district Macedonië in Noord-Griekenland. Dit unieke departement van Griekenland, bestaat uit drie langwerpige schiereilanden die zich in de blauwe Egeïsche zee uitstrekken.


“There is nothing like Halkidiki,” say the northern Greeks and they know what they’re talking about. Get ready to succumb to the charms of its three beautiful peninsulas, namely Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. The first two don’t discriminate, but the third is off limits to women, as it is home to the famous monastic state, Mount Athos. How will your holiday in Halkidiki take shape?Turquoise water, dense pine forests, dreamy hotels, small coves with fish tavernas and cafes, beach bars, archaeological sites, traditional villages in Sithonia, the Petralona Cave in Kassandra. A microcosm of miracles. Explore it with all your senses.


There’s nothing quite like Christmas in Halkidiki, a place that quite literally cultivates an essential element of the festive season. In the village of Taxiarchis in central Halkidiki, whole families are engaged in the work of growing fir trees on the beautiful mountain of Holomonta.


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. 


Greece is high on my list of places to visit, in the winter, too hot in the summer! My hubby went many times in his youth but I have yet to have a chance. The food alone is what draws me, the Mediterranean diet is delicious!

Lara Dunning

Halkidiki is such an amazing part of Greece and I loved that it has so many small towns. We stopped at Afytos too and had breakfast at a cafe on the cliffside. Such an amazing view! We really likedOuranoupolis and the Mount Athos boat cruise was so fascinating. The sights, the friendliness, and the food make for a perfect trip. Loved reading your post as I got to relive our time there.