Halkidiki in the spotlight: five reasons to visit

Just a breath away from Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki is the jewel of Northern Greece. Everything about this region is simply unique: crystal clear emerald waters, endless wonderful beaches, a variety of experiences to be lived and rich nature with fragrant pine forests.

These five highlights will let you fall forever for the charms of Chalkidiki:

  1. Amazing Beaches: A 550 km coastline, home to the most wonderful beaches one can imagine: endless beaches stretching as far as the eye can see or secluded coves, inviting you to windsurf, jet ski or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of your little hideaway, making your experience unforgettable.
  2. Fascinating mountains: Embrace your inner adventurer. Take a hike and come closer to nature with all your senses. Breathe the fresh air, enjoy the scent of pine trees and listen to the sound of the wind as you stand surrounded by wild nature.
  3. Impressive history: Chalkidiki has a history of 3000 years, which can be admired in ancient Olynthos and Stágeira, which boast remains from the Byzantine era and at the cave of Petrálona, which you must visit as it is one of Europe’s most impressive caves, with stunning findings from the Stone Age.
  4. Spiritual Chalkidiki: The Peninsula is not only close to Meteora, it is home to a multitude of churches and Mount Athos, an important religious place of pilgrimage and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988.
  5. Nightlife: With so many cocktail bars, beach lounges, luxurious restaurants, tavernas and even a casino, there is plenty of entertainment available to conclude your days.