Halkidiki - Macedonia (Greece)

HALKIDIKI: Halkidiki (Chalkidiki) is one of the most beautiful areas in the district of Macedonia in northern Greece. This unique prefecture of Greece, consists of three oblong peninsulas that extend into the blue Aegean Sea. The three peninsulas are Kassandra, Sithonia and Agion Oros (Holly Mountain). Although they look alike, they are very different. We visited all three and had a fantastic time.

Kassandra Chalkidiki:

Kassandra ChalkidikiKassandra is the first leg, as Greeks call the peninsulas of Halkidiki, it is the first peninsula you pass by when driving from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki. From the airport of Thessaloniki are you here in half an hour. It is the busiest leg of Halkidiki and that’s because of its location, close to Thessaloniki. It has a rich history, archaeological sites, excellent sandy beaches, beautiful forests, hotels and apartments, hot springs, a good nightlife and watersports enthusiasts will love it here. Even the most demanding tourist, will be totally satisfied here.

Destinations Kassandra: Afytos, Agia Paraskevi, Chanioti, Fourka, Kalandra, Kallithea, Kassandria, Kriopigi, Nea Fokea, Nea Potidea, Nea Skioni, Paliouri, Pefkochori, Polychrono, Posidi , Sani, Siviri
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Photo Gallery Halkidiki - Photos of Macedonia

The Holly Mountain of Athos Photo 11 | Mount Athos Area Halkidiki | Greece - Photo JustGreece.com Ouranoupolis Photo 4 | Mount Athos Area Halkidiki | Greece - Photo JustGreece.com Ormos Panagias Sithonia | Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 7 - Photo JustGreece.com Ktima Livadioti Marathoussa Photo 003 | Mount Athos Area Halkidiki | Greece - Photo JustGreece.com Porto Karras | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 26 - Photo JustGreece.com Somewhere between Paralia Sykias and Kalamitsi | Sithonia Halkidiki | Photo 2 - Photo JustGreece.com Porto Koufo | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 19 - Photo JustGreece.com Nea Fokea | Kassandra Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 1 - Photo JustGreece.com Kallithea | Kassandra Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 20 - Photo JustGreece.com Sani | Kassandra Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 5 - Photo JustGreece.com Chanioti | Kassandra Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 3 - Photo JustGreece.com Agios Nikolaos Sithonia | Halkidiki Greece | Greece  Photo 5 - Photo JustGreece.com The Holly Mountain of Athos Photo 38 | Mount Athos Area Halkidiki | Greece - Photo JustGreece.com Posidi and Kalandra | Kassandra Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 9 - Photo JustGreece.com Porto Karras | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 13 - Photo JustGreece.com

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Sithonia, Halkidiki:

Sithonia ChalkidikiSithonia is the middle peninsula of Halkidiki or "the middle leg", an area much quieter than Kassandra in terms of tourists. This peninsula has similar characteristics as Kassandra. The big difference with Kassandra is the nature, which here almost only consists of beautiful pine forests. There are also large vineyards and olive groves, but forests cover the largest surface. Sithonia is also known by the Porto Karras area, 18,000 hectares of territory, where vineyards, luxury hotels, pine forests and marinas located. Last but not least, Sithonia is also known for the rugged coastline with beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise sea.

Destinations Sithonia: Aghios Nikolaos, Gerakini, Kalamitsi, Neos Marmaras, Nikiti, Ormos Panagias, Porto Karras, Porto Koufo, Psakoudia, Sarti, Sykia and Paralia Sykias, Toroni, Vourvourou
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Agion Oros, Chalkidiki:

Agion Oros ChalkidikiAgion Oros (Holy Mountain Athos) is the easternmost peninsula of Halkidiki. This peninsula is unique in the world. It is situated just below the tourist town with beautiful beaches Ouranoupolis. When you pass this limit, you enter the world of Agion Oros that means literally the Holy Mountain. This is a monastic state that is autonomous, within Greece and the EU. The inhabitants are all monks, women may not enter this area. In the territory are twenty monasteries where monks live in isolation. North of the border, from Ouranoupolis, starts the tourist world, where luxury hotels, beautiful beaches and lots of sights and villages are.

Destinations Agion Oros area: Arnaia, Holy Mountain Athos (Agion Oros), Ammouliani, Dafni (Agion Oros ), Gomati, Ierissos, Karyes (Agion Oros), Megali Panagia, Nea Roda (and Trypiti), Neochori, Olympiada, Ouranoupoli, Paleochori, Stageira, Stratoni, Stratoniki.
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Average temperature Halkidiki

Museums Halkidiki

  • The Archaeological Museum of Polygyros
  • The Folcloric museum of Polygyros
  • The Petralona museum
  • The Folcloric museum of Arnaia
  • The LAMBROPOULOS archaeological collection

Archaeological excavations Halkidiki

  • The Old Arnaia
  • The Byzantine towers of Ouranoupolis
  • The Acropolis Antigonia
  • The caves of Petralona
  • The Byzantine towers of Nea Fokea

Entertainment and excursions Halkidiki

  • Cruises Around the Athos Mountains
  • Various excursions to sights like the Olympus, Vergina, Thessaloniki and Meteora
  • Jeep Safari
  • Scuba diving
  • Mountain biking


Foto's Halkidiki - Halkidiki in beeld

Foto van Karyes Athos 005 | Athos gebied Chalkidiki | Griekenland - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Zandstrand Ierissos foto 8 | Athos gebied Chalkidiki | Griekenland - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Afytos (Athytos) | Kassandra Chalkidiki | De Griekse Gids foto 14 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Psakoudia tot Gerakini | Sithonia Chalkidiki | De Griekse Gids foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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