Area Guides: Chalkidiki

Famous beaches

Selected restaurants

Top hotels

Chalkidiki is a peninsula which is formed by three smaller capes, known as the three “legs” of
Chalkidiki. The first leg is Kassandra and has popular tourist resorts and organized beaches. The
second is called is Sithonia with less organised resorts and more secluded beaches. The third
peninsula is Mount Athos which is a close monastic community where entrance is allowed only to
men and after special permission.

Chalkidiki area is vast and has mountainous and seaside villages. Hundreds of places some of
which could be considered hidden paradises are spread all over the peninsula offering crystal clear
sea, famous wineries. The canvas of area is completed with the rich touch of lush green forests
that reach down to the beach and the golden sunlight reflected in its turquoise waters. Rich in
gastronomic and cultural heritage it satisfies even the most demanding and extraordinary home
owners.

Once there you will explore paths for mountain biking or walking through forests of pine, oak, fir
and chestnut trees. Pure air refreshes and rejuvenates while crystal clear sea water refreshes
every cell of your body. Chalkidiki addresses every possible need of everyone from anywhere in
the world who comes here: the famous, the wealthy, the families with children who know that they
will be occupied and well cared for. During the summer months, there are remarkable artistic
festivals. Although music provides the main focus, performing arts are also prominent and theatres
nearby may host major performances.

Chalkidiki has no airport, but the closest one is located in Thessaloniki, 16km east of the city
centre, in Thermi. The airport of Thessaloniki operates domestic flights from Athens International
airport to other Greek airports as well as international and private jet flights from abroad. Visitors
who arrive by airplane to Thessaloniki may drive to Chalkidiki. Most areas can be reached within
one and a half hours from the airport of Thessaloniki. The national general hospital is in Polygyros
and two health centres for emergencies can be found in Kassandra and Nea Moudania.