Holidays in Chalkidiki

Chalkidiki info

The region of Chalkidiki is situated in Macedonia of Northern Greece, southeast of Thessaloniki. Chalkidiki is a majestic place that attracts thousands of visitors every year, due to its splendid features. Throughout the region there is a great amount of natural beauty; indeed it is one of the most verdant areas in Greece, while it also possesses many springs, lakes and coves. Chalkidiki's main attractions, though, are its stunning beaches, some of which practically flow into lush green forests. Chalkidiki villages are very picturesque and have an intense traditional character, whether they are on rolling hillsides or by the seaside. Sightseeing in Chalkidiki is abundant, with impressive archaeological, historical and religious sites at every turn. Poligiros, the capital town of Chalkidiki, is located on the mainland section of the region, built amphitheatrically on the side of Mt. Profitis Elias and offers visitors a fascinating view of the sea and the surrounding landscape. Chalkidiki’s most popular area is the “Trident” (otherwise known as “the three feet”), which is comprised of Kassandra in the west, Sithonia in the center and Mt. Athos (Agio Oros) in the east.

Airtickets to Chalkidiki

Chalkidiki doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Thessaloniki airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Chalkidiki by bus, train or car.

 

Hotels in Chalkidiki

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in places like Kalithea, Neos Marmaras, Pefkochori, Haniotis and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Chalkidiki hotels.

 

Transfer & car rental in Chalkidiki

In order to reach Chalkidiki without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Thessaloniki's airport through our online booking system.

 

Sightseeing and tours in Chalkidiki

In Kassandra, Chalkidiki, you can start off at the Potidea Canal and the Potidea Castle ruins and continue to Nea Fokea to visit the Tower and Church of St. Paul and the Wild Life Reserve. The village of Afitos is an area of great historical importance, possessing excellent sights, such as the Ancient Site of Afitios, the Ancient Quarries, several beautiful churches, and the idyllic Springs of Moudounou and Vrysitsa. In Pefkochori, Chalkidiki, you have the opportunity to visit the Glarokavos Sea Lake. In Possidi, you can admire the Sanctuary of Poseidon. Kallithea village possesses the Sanctuary of Amon Zeus, Kalandra is host to the Ancient Site of Mendi and Sani has the Byzantine Tower of Stavronikitas.

In the peninsula of Sithonia, Chalkidiki we recommend beginning with a visit to Nikiti for a stroll in the old part of the town and to the Paleo-Christian Basilica. Next stop, Neos Marmaras, to visit the 9 th century settlement of Parthenonas, from where you can climb to the pine area of "Psaria" or catch a tour boat to Kelyfos Island to see its Roman ruins. Don't forget to pay a visit to the Xiropotamos Monastery in Sarti, the Ancient Temple in Sykia, and the Castle in Toroni.

The main attractions of the Mt. Athos peninsula, Chalkidiki are the exquisite monasteries, which are considered very significant monuments of the Orthodox faith and have great historical value. Only men can visit the monasteries, although everyone can admire them from the ferries which depart from Ouranoupolis and Ierissos and go on scheduled tours around the peninsula. Apart from the monasteries, we suggest visiting the Ancient Site of Akanthou and the Byzantine Tower in Ierissos, as well as the Xerxis Canal and Ancient Sani near Nea Roda Town. In Ouranoupolis, make a stop at the Christianity Museum, the Frangokastro and the Tower of Prosforios.

 

Travel tourism information in Chalkidiki

Polygiros (capital)
•Tourist Police:        +30 23710 21646
•Municipality:           +30 23710 21220
•Hospital :                +30 23710 22222

Amouliani
•Police:                    +30 23770 22206
•Municipality:           +30 23770 22216

Kassandria
•Police:                    +30 23750 23333
•Health Center:       +30 23750 23950

Nea Moudania
•Police:                    +30 23730 21111
•Port Authority :       +30 23730 21172

Ouranoupoli
•Police:                    +30 23770 71203
•Municipality:           +30 23770 22752

 

Restaurants and nightlife in Chalkidiki

Apart from excellent beaches and impressive historical and natural sites, Chalkidiki possesses exciting nightlife venues. Chalkidiki nightlife has something for everyone. Most settlements in Chalkidiki offer a good selection of traditional tavernas and restaurants with a wonderful view of the sea or the countryside. The Kassandra Peninsula has a plethora of clubs, bars and cafes, located mainly in the villages of Afitos, Fourka, Possidi, Nea Potidea, Pefkochori, Polychrono and Kriopigi. The Sithonia nightlife is concentrated in Nikiti, Sarti and Neos Marmaras, while if you are vacationing in Mt. Athos, you can spend your evenings either in Tripiti or Ouranoupolis.

Special places of interest in Chalkidiki

The 3 peninsulas of Chalkidiki are packed with wonderful beaches that cater to all types of visitors, from those who want to lie on soft golden sands soaking up the sun's rays to those who want to participate in beach and water sports. Whatever your preference, you will certainly find your dream beach in Chalkidiki.

The Peninsula of Kassandra is famous for its beautiful stretches of sand, trimmed with evergreen trees that reach the beaches from the lush hills. At the entrance of Kassandra are the beaches of Nea Moudania and Nea Potidea, which are fully organized and are popular with both residents of Thessaloniki and tourists.

Sithonia Peninsula is an ideal destination for beach lovers. At the entrance of Sithonia are the long beaches of Nikiti, Kortessa and Lagada, settled beneath a lush hillside. Along the western coast you will come across the quaint coves of Agios Ioannis, Kalogria, Spathies and Elia. Further south is the seaside resort of Neos Marmaras and its beaches, as well as the beaches of Diaporti and Azapiko.

Mt. Athos has a limited number of beaches where visitors can swim and sunbathe. However, those that are available to swimmers are splendid. The beaches in Tripiti are absolutely wonderful and fully-organized, as are the beaches surrounding Ouranoupolis.