If lush green landscapes, sapphire blue waters and scorching sunshine are what you’re seeking, you’ll find what you’re looking for on holidays to Halkidiki.
Located in northern Greece, the peninsula of Halkidiki is the ideal place to discover a slice of local life while getting some much needed beach relaxation. Nestled between the beautiful Aegean Sea and majestic rural mountains, the region boasts several different holiday resorts, including bustling Kassandra and tranquil Sithonia, where you are sure to find something to suit. With its laid-back charm and small town feel, there is always something new to be experienced in Halkidiki, be it soft sand beaches or welcoming hotels.
If you’re looking to get away from it all, holidays in Halkidiki are perfect, with plenty of fantastic accommodation offers. There are three distinct peninsulas within the region –Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos, each adding something unique to your getaway. As the largest and often busiest, Kassandra is an ideal spot for combining a beach break and city exploration, while Sithonia offers a dose of much needed rest and relaxation. A host of family-friendly attractions as well as spectacular surroundings mean that Kassandra is a great place for holidays with the little ones in tow, while nothing quite compares to the romance of nearby Athos.
Blissful Beaches and Tasty Treats
With Greece boasting lengthy hot summers and mild winters, many choose to jet off on holidays to Halkidiki during the sizzling summer months. While you’ll certainly find an abundance of sunshine and jam-packed beaches during this time of year, spring and autumn also offer a great time to visit, especially for those looking to explore Halkidiki’s cultural and historical offerings.
Of course, Halkidiki’s biggest allure lies in the fantastic beaches on offer; try Ammouliani or Torini for idyllic spots that offer a wealth of water sports. Nea Potidea boasts 6km of sand-swept shoreline and clear swimming waters – ideal for relaxing on your Halkidiki holidays.
Of course, it’s not all sun loungers and swimming on your Greek getaway and you’ll find some great things to do away from the coast. Immerse yourself in Greek culture with a visit to Nea Moundania, a wonderfully-quaint town that serves as a home to an ancient church and a parade of whitewashed villas. Wander through the streets taking in the awe-inspiring scenery before stopping off at a nearby taverna to indulge in traditional cuisine.
For those craving city living, visit nearby Thessaloniki. Renowned as the cultural capital of northern Greece, it boasts an array of Ottoman architecture, particularly found in the old town. If the little ones don’t appreciate these ancient sites, they may well enjoy a trip to the nearby water park which boasts thrill-inducing slides and rides to keep them captivated for an afternoon on Halkidiki holidays.