If beautiful green landscapes, clear blue waters and sun-drenched weather are top of your list when it comes to holidays in 2020, opt for the stunning Greek destination of Halkidiki. Situated in northern Greece, the peninsula of Halkidiki is the best place to enjoy a taste of authentic Greek life and get some much-needed rest and relaxation. With a privileged location nestled between a series of scenic rural mountains and the glimmering waters of the Aegean Sea, Halkidiki boasts a variety of holiday resorts to choose from, including peaceful Sithonia and vibrant Kassandra. The area overall has an intimate atmosphere and friendly, small-town spirit, making you feel right at home as soon as you step foot in Halkidiki. Sophisticates will love Sani’s yacht-filled marina, or there’s the thrilling nightlife of Thessaloniki. However you decide to spend your time in Halkidiki, you’ll feel like a superstar when you leave feeling energised and refreshed.
Top resorts in Halkidiki
Pefkochori holidays offer a mix of appealing, traditional, Greek village with a more modern beach resort. Located on Kassandra the …From €168 per person
Located on the east coast of the stunning Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki, Kriopigi is a charming blend of old town …From €149 per person
Holidays to Hanioti will take you to a picturesque tourist haven in Halkidiki Greece. Hanioti lies on Kassandra the …From €209 per person
Gerakini in Halkidiki, Greece …From €218 per person
Kalithea (Halkidiki) in Halkidiki, Greece …From €217 per person
The religious gate to Mount Athos, Ouranoupolis holds a unique historical and cultural background, of which has seen the …From €228 per person
Your guide to Halkidiki holidays
Halkidiki is the perfect place to get away from it all, with plenty of great hotels and resorts to choose from. There are three distinct peninsulas in the region: Sithonia, Athos and Kassandra. Kassandra is the biggest and busiest of these areas, making it the best spot for a holiday with the ideal balance between rest and relaxation beach holiday, and a cultural city break. There’s a host of family attractions set in naturally beautiful surroundings, ideal for holidaymakers with young children. You can immerse yourself in Greek culture with a visit to Nea Moundania, a quaint and picturesque town that’s home to a historic church and a number of whitewashed villas. As you wander through the streets, you can take in all of the incredible scenery and stop at a traditional tavernas for a taste of authentic Greek cuisine. If you’re more of a city type, visit Thessaloniki. Celebrated as the cultural capital of northern Greece, Thessaloniki showcases staggering Ottoman architecture, in particular in the old town area, and a number of other historic sites.
Of course, Halkidiki is renowned for its sizzling summer holidays, with long stretches of sandy beaches and clear blue waters. The summer period here is drenched in sunshine, and the beaches are jam-packed with holidaymakers lounging under parasols. Halkidiki boats a real roll call of spectacular beaches, achieving a staggering 33 Blue Flag beaches in 2014. There’s 550 kilometres of beachy coastline here, making Halkidiki one of the best Greek holiday locations for beach bums. Starting in the west, the most popular beaches are Nea Kallikratia and Nea Herakleia, large popular beaches with powdery white sand. These are two of the best beaches for families, as they’re fully organised and with authentic tavernas and a good range of amenities. Nea Potidea has six kilometres of sandy shoreline and clear waters, ideal for swimming and relaxing on your Halikidi holiday. Hanioti Beach boasts spectacularly clear waters, the perfect setting for snorkelling or swimming, and a range of beach bars close by. If you’re looking for a real superstar of a beach, try Possidi Beach, with a long expanse of white sands and a scenic lighthouse.
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