Like Halkidiki, nowhere! This is a funny phrase, which doesn’t make any sense in English but it’s very common in Greece when someone wants to describe this special place, Halkidiki! It is located on the north part of Greece and it has 3 smaller peninsulas! The first is called Kassandra and has many trendy clubs and beach bars. The second, Sithonia, is a more family oriented with amazing beaches, one after the other! And the third, Agios Oros or Holy Mountain, is the quietest and literally it cannot get more quiet! It has no bars, no clubs, no hotels, not even women -probably this is the reason that it’s so quiet!! Only monasteries! But, let’s concentrate on the second peninsula, which combines incredible beaches with unique nature!
This place has an intense natural beauty. The pine trees meet the sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages are located between amazing little bays. There are plenty villages here and also bigger towns for all tastes, like cosmopolitan Neos Marmaras, Gerakini and Sarti, and smaller places like Psakoudia, Parthenon – one of the most beautiful villages in Greece, Porto Koufo, Sykia, Vourvourou and Agios Nikolaos. But the strong point of Halkidiki and especially Sithonia is its fantastic beaches. Not even in islands you will find so many dreamed beaches like Kalamitsi, Armenistis, the unbelievable Kavourotripes, Akti Kalogrias, Porto Koufo, Ai Giannis and Karidi.
Kavourotripes, Sithonia, Halkidiki
Akti Kalogrias, Sithonia, Halkidiki
Secret: A hidden paradise is in Halkidiki and it’s called Ammouliani. The only inhabited island of Halkidiki that fascinates every visitor is located 120 km from Thessaloniki and is connected by frequent ferry boat, lasting only 10 minutes and you can take it from the opposite coast of Tripiti. Its isolated bays are the ideal destination for those seeking peace and relaxation, while the large sandy beaches you can indulge in water sports. Most beaches are sandy and you can reach them either on foot or by carriage, a unique experience on the way to Alikes. After visiting the beaches of Ammouliani you can make a day trip by boat to the nearby islands of Gaidouronisi, Tigani and Mouse!
Secret no2: An extra tip is that as most of the time, the most stunning beaches are not accessible by car, but only by boat! So, rent a boat for one day and visit some unique beaches, where you will probably have one whole, beautiful and sandy beach only for yourself and your company!It doesn’t sound bad, does it?!!