Chalkidiki, the heaven a breath from Thessaloniki
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Chalkidiki, the heaven a breath from Thessaloniki

Chalkidiki ● Thessaloniki ● 12 August 2017
 

Chalkidiki in northern Greece, is the well-kept secret of the co-capital of Greece, Thessaloniki. It is an oasis of stunning beaches with turquoise waters, and its coastline starts only an hour from Thessaloniki. If you have booked your accommodation in Thessaloniki and you are about to spend an amazing weekend there, Chalkidiki is a perfect chance to swim in astonishing sea and sunbathe on the golden sun, feeling totally like being on an island, away from the large city.

Chalkidiki is a very popular summer destination, and attracts visitors from many countries, who want to enjoy its amazing beaches, its beautiful landscape and its gorgeous seaside villages. Chalkidiki consists of three peninsulas, Chalkidiki,Sithonia, Kassandra and Mount Athos. Among several things you can do in Chalkidiki, swimming in its beaches with the white soft sand, the emerald water and the exotic scenery is definitely a top choice when choosing Chalkidiki for your vacations. The characteristics of the beaches in Chalkidiki are that they are organised, with amazingly crystal water, vivid beach bars, soft golden or white sand and with a total picture of beauty, which will impress you and give you many chances to relax and get lost in the wonderful world of holidays.


Chalkidiki is famous all over the world for its amazing beaches. On the first peninsula, Chalkidiki,Sithonia, the most popular beaches are Sani, Kallithea, Paleochori and Chanioti Chalkidiki, while on the second peninsula, Kassandra, the beaches are calmer, not so tourist developed and ideal for camping, like Armenistis, Kavourotrypes and Kalamitsi.

Kavourotrypes, near Armenistis, is a totally different beach than the usual beaches of Chalkidiki. Rocky, small coves create an extraordinary scenery, which impresses with its beauty, but the most unusual spot in Kavourotrypes is the rock, which has been chiselled into a statue of a mermaid lying by the sea.


Chalkidiki has also beautiful mountainous and seaside villages that worth a visit as they are lovely tourist resorts. The most beautiful mountainous village is Afitos Chalkidiki, a traditional village in Kassandra with paved streets, stones houses and small squares. Seaside villages that you will love are Marmaras, Nea Fokea Chalkidiki, Ormos Panagias, Porto Koufo, Nikiti Chalkidiki and Nea Skioni Chalkidiki. All villages are surrounded by amazing beaches and have wonderful promenades and fish restaurants.

Other interesting places you can visit in Chlakidiki are the Aristotle Park and the archaeological site of Olynthos. In the village of Stageira, the birthplace of Aristotle, is located the homonymous park, which is dedicated to the great philosopher, his life and his work. This park is an excellent example of a theme park with activities and many interactive games, which help you to learn the culture of the area. Olynthos used to be the capital of Chalkidiki in the antiquity. The remains of the ancient city include mosaic floors, structures of the hippodamean town planning system and other findings that are displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Olynthos.

Where to Stay

Appartment in Chalkidiki, Greece Armonia
Armonia
13, Filippou & Kariotaki Str., Nea Moudania, 63200 Chalkidiki, Greece

Centrally located in Nea Moudania in Chalkidiki, Armonia is within 8 minutes walk from the beach and it offers budget accommodation in rooms with a balcony in a great location. Many shops, supermarkets, cafes, banks, restaurants are conveniently located within a very short walking distance. Nea Moudania is 60 km away from Thessaloniki and 50 km from Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia.

Hotel & Spa in Chalkidiki, Greece Porto Carras Sithonia
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Porto Carras Sithonia
Sithonia, 63081 Chalkidiki, Greece

Porto Carras Sithonia is located only 110 km (about 60 minutes drive) from the International Airport "Macedonia" Thessaloniki #and 120 km (about 75 minutes drive) from the center of Thessaloniki.#Neos Marmaras is just 1.5 km away. #Located on the sandy beach of Chalkidiki,amidst 17630 acres of nature, the multi-awarded Porto Carras Sithonia #offers 5-star accommodation surrounded by landscaped gardens.#The Blue Flag beach is ideal for various activities such as swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, #water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and sailing.#

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Summer Dream Hotel
Summer Dream Hotel
Polychoro, 63085 Chalkidiki, Greece

Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge. Thessaloniki Airport is 73 km away and the property offers free parking. #


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