Halkidiki

Halkidiki, a paradise in Greece

Halkidi, birthplace of the famous Aristotle, is a famous Greek peninsula which is located in the North of Greece, near the city of Thessaloniki (Greece’s second largest city). Halkidiki has three peninsulas which are called Cassandra, Sithonia and Mt. Athos. It is an ideal location for water front luxury villas.

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.

The Cassandra is ideal for all-night party and bustling beaches; Sithonia is the perfect place for nature lovers, quietness and deserted beaches.

The eastern most prong belongs to the monastic community of Athos, the Holy Mountain. Visitation to it is strictly regulated: men must ask for a permit six months in advance and women are not allowed.

The capital of Halkidiki is Poligiros, which is situated in the centre of the peninsula, 69 km from Thessaloniki.

Halkidiki has a vast coastline that stretches for more than 500 km. The beaches of Halkidiki in Kassandra Peninsula, the left foot, are usually sandy, while the beaches in the middle foot, Sithonia Peninsula, are rockier, but still very clean.