The Halkidiki region is made up of three peninsulas that can be easily identified on the map in the north of Greece. Halkidiki is appreciated by tourists for its splendid transparent sea considered among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. In the three peninsulas you can find high-level tourist infrastructures, from extra-luxury hotels to traditional Greek houses and inexpensive camping sites. Thanks to its efficient road network it is possible to reach both its coastal landscape and the continental area. On site you can also appreciate archaeological sites and historical monuments. It is easily accessed from the city of Thessaloniki.
The Kassandra Peninsula
The second promontory of Halkidiki is the Sitonia peninsula. Unlike the first finger, the peculiar feature of this peninsula is a beautiful natural landscape, excellent for tourists looking for a refuge from the hectic city life. On the beautiful rugged coast you can find small fishing villages, picturesque ports and deserted beaches. Tourists can stay on the peninsula in traditional apartments and campsites surrounded by wild nature. In addition to spartan campsites and accommodations, Sitonia is famous for the Porto Carras Hotel, the most luxurious and prestigious hotel in Greece, which had the honor of hosting the heads of state of European nations for the 2003 “European Congress of Thessaloniki”. The resort offers all kinds of services including an 18 hole golf course. For sports enthusiasts there are excellent tennis courts and a choice of a wide range of water sports.
The peninsula where Mount Athos stands is considered the most beautiful finger in all of Halkidiki.