Halkidiki Greece

About Halkidiki

Since the late 1950s, when residents from Thessaloniki began spending their summer vacations in the seaside villages, Halkidiki has been a popular destination for tourists throughout the summer months. The first thing that tourists did was hire rooms in the homes of locals that they visited.

The year 1960 marked the beginning of an increase in the number of visitors coming from Austria and Germany to Halkidiki. The entire region has been dominated by tourism ever since the 1970s, when the industry began experiencing a significant tourism boom.

Stunning seashores may be found throughout the west coast of Halkidiki, which are characterised by the presence of azure waters, sandy beaches, and pine-tree woods of extraordinary beauty. A busy nightlife, a wide variety of culinary options throughout the day, and chances for sports that will satisfy everyone are all things that can be found in the gorgeous seaside communities.

In addition, the west coast is a region that is of considerable archaeological significance, since it is home to a number of natural monuments that are one of a kind, such as the Petralona Cave.

Kassandra

Kassandra is the most western peninsula of Halkidiki’s trident. It is one of the most famous places in Halkidiki with a particular development towards tourism, displaying a lot concerning the cultural and tourist field.

Sithonia

Sithonia, the second peninsula of Halkidiki, is located between the peninsulas Kassandra and Mount Athos. Sithonia is surrounded by the Toronean Gulf at the east side and the Singitic Gulf at the west. From the airport of Thessaloniki it takes approximately one hour to reach the Sithonia peninsula by car.

Mount Athos

Mount Athos is situated in the eastern and most enchanting third peninsula of Halkidiki, which is called the peninsula of Athos.

It is the only place in Greece, which is totally devoted to praying and worshiping God and thus, it is called the Holy Mount. The Holy Mount or the Mount Athos has about 50 Km length, 8 to 12 Km width and it covers a surface of about 350 square kilometers.