Dazzling beaches, holy mountains, and bucket-loads of culture, it’s no wonder Halkidiki holidays are slowly becoming the talk of the town. Reaching into the Aegean Sea, this three-legged peninsula is a whirlwind of snoozy villages and ancient ruins. But wait … that’s not all holidays in Halkidiki have to offer! Each leg has its own quirky character, so you’re bound to find a destination that suits your vibe.
If it’s buzzing nightlife you’re after, Kassandra – the westernmost peninsula – should be your first stop. Party hotspot Kallithea shines bright with its vibrant clubs and beach bars, while dinky Athitos is just the ticket for a sophisticated evening spent sipping cocktails. Up for a swim? Glistening waters and sandy shores are what Kassandra does best, so grab your cozzie and get splashing. When you’re ready for a change of scenery, just pop next door…
For the adventurous, Sithonia’s rugged landscape makes the perfect playground. Wind your way through pine-lined hiking trails or clamber over rocky mounds to reach quiet, hidden coves. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the local tavernas and get stuck into juicy grilled octopus and mountains of creamy cheese – YUM!
Halkidiki’s easternmost leg, Mount Athos, is shrouded in mystery and impossible to visit by foot. Don’t let that put you off though – the best views come from a boat anyway!
Explore all three peninsulas or dive deep into one. Wherever you go for your holiday in Halkidiki, you’re sure to have an adventure like no other!