Halkidiki is an ideal place for a vacation and offers more to the visitor than expected when visiting for the first time. No wonder it is one of the most popular summer destinations in Greece. It has endless sandy beaches, sections of which are organized and most of which have been awarded the Blue Flag, as well as hidden coves with crystal clear waters, ideal for unforgettable summer dives and all kinds of water sports. The 500 km long coastline that forms the three large peninsulas creates four large bays and hundreds of smaller sandy beaches.
Each peninsula is no wider than 40 km and gives the feeling of being on an island, no matter which part of Halkidiki you are in. A beautiful beach is always close by. 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 characterize an area that is one of the sunlit places in Greece. The centuries-old history and important archaeological sites and religious monuments make it a very interesting holiday destination. The reference point for Halkidiki is Mount Athos, a self-governing part of the Greek state.
It includes twenty monasteries, many monastic facilities and is unofficially known as the “Autonomous Monastic State”. In fact, it has been on the list of World Heritage Monuments since 1988. The green Sithonia peninsula, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, is famous for its pointed, over 200 km long coastline with golden beaches.