Welcome to Halkidiki

Welcome to Halkidiki

Halkidiki is the main seaport and haven of Central Macedonia, which opens into the Aegean Sea with three elongated peninsulas, known as "legs".

It's linked to the mainland of Macedonia by its northern part, via Thessaloniki. With Polygiros as its capital, Halkidiki's southern area is split in to 3 peninsulas, which are, from west to east, Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos.

Halkidiki's first leg, Kassandra, is among the most densely populated areas of the county and includes popular tourist centres, such as Sani, Nea Moudania, Kallithea, Pefkochori, Afitos and much more. All touristic hotspots offer a range of amenities required for the modern day traveler.

The second leg of Halkidiki, Sithonia, is filled to the brim with the magnificence of nature. This is one of the places where you'll have the opportunity to admire a wide range of beautiful landscapes. Here, you'll come across small villages and picturesqueharbours, to deserted beaches surrounded by lush trees and cosmopolitan hangouts. The areas which round up the most visitors are Nikiti, NeosMarmaras, Vourvourou and Sarti.

Athos peninsula, the third leg of Halkidiki, is famous for Agio Oros. It is an Autonomous Monastic State of Greece, which is a centre of Orthodox Christian monasticism with churches and monuments of great historical, cultural and religious significance. Ouranoupolis, Ierissos, NeaRoda and the islet of Ammouliani are also situated here.

Halkidiki boasts simply magical beaches with crystal clear waters and modern facilities like hotels, catering and entertainment and of course, classic Macedonian hospitality.

You can reach Halkidiki by driving through Thessaloniki, or by air with Macedonia Airport as your destination. Below is some useful information for your journey in Halkidiki (but also Greece in general) like currency exchange, weather, useful phone numbers and much more.