Halkidiki is an ideal place for holidays, offering the visitor more than they expect when they visit for the first time. It is no wonder it is one of the most popular summer destinations in Greece. It boasts endless sandy beaches, sections of which are organised and most of them are awarded the Blue Flag certification, and hidden small coves with crystal clear waters, ideal for unforgettable summer dives and all kinds of water sports. The 500 Km of total coastline that forms the three large peninsulas create four large bays and hundreds of smaller sandy beaches.
Each peninsula is no wider than 40 Km giving the feeling you are on an island no matter which part of Halkidiki you are in, with a beautiful beach always nearby. Mountains with rich pine forests and hills with endless olive groves complete the landscape of the region. Picturesque villages, hospitable people and a famous cuisine are the characteristics of an area that is one of the most sunlit places in Greece. The centuries old history and the important archaeological sites and religious monuments make it a very interesting holiday destination. The point of reference for Halkidiki is Mount Athos, a self-governed part of the Greek State.
It includes twenty Monasteries, many monastic institutions and unofficially it is called ‘Autonomous Monastic State’. In fact, since 1988 it is included in the list of World Cultural Heritage Monuments. The leafy peninsula of Sithonia that attracts thousands of visitors each year is famous for its lacy, over 200 Km long seashore with the golden beaches.