Shaped like Poseidon’s trident and sticking out into the Aegean Sea, Halkidiki is a treat for visitors. Lush green forests that reach right down to the beach; golden sunlight reflected in the turquoise waters; a traditional style with a rich gastronomic and cultural heritage. Endless coves, unique architectural sites, perfectly preserved Christian monument and a host of unexplored treasures all add their own rich touch to the unique canvas that is Halkidiki.
Halkidiki is also home to many earthly paradises for those who love mountains. Paths for mountain biking and walking cut their way through the forests of pine, oak, fir and chestnut trees. Here you can feel the pure air refreshing every cell in your body, and crystal clear refreshingly cool water gushes from dozens of hidden springs for you to quench your thirst. If you’d like to stay in the mountains, check out the traditional guesthouses at Holomóntas and in other areas up on the mountain slopes.
Of course, anyone who wants to truly feel the vastness of the Aegean and O.D. on adrenaline at the same time needs to devote a little time to some serious sea sports! Windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, water skiing and many other sea sports activities are all on offer for you here – and the facilities in Kassándra and Sithonia are excellent. Every July a major swimming event takes place here at Toronéos, one of the world’s largest events at 26 km. The competition attracts swimmers from all over the world.
Also, during summer, a lot of remarkable artistic festivals take place in many parts of Halkidiki. Music provides the main focus, but the performing arts are also prominent, and every summer the region’s open-air theatres play host to some major presentations.
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WELCOME TO KASSANDRA PENINSULA
Kassandra is considered a synonym for tourism.
A place that can give its visitors all they need for the perfect holiday. Well-known areas that have been attracting visitors and investors since 1970.Beautiful beaches that will host your dreams, forests waiting to be explored, archaeological sites that will take you back in time, local dishes that will feast your appetite.
Kassandra, from N. Fokaia to Paliouri, has it all! Just 80 km from Thessaloniki one can find N. Fokaia and continue this magical journey to traditional Afitos and cosmopolitan Kallithea. Then you will find Kriopigi covered with pines, picturesque Hanioti, beautiful Polichrono and famous Pefkochori. On their way up to traditional AgiaParaskevi visitors will find Paliouri. Nea Skioni, with its long history and beautiful beaches, and Kalandra welcome their visitors offering them an unforgettable tourist experience; next stop of this beautiful journey are Fourka and verdant Kassandrino. Kassandria, the “queen” of Peninsula, is the capital of the respective municipality.