Chalkidiki peninsula is a real paradise in Northern Greece, where all dreams of qualitative and memorable vacation come true. It is almost 3000 sq. km., washed by the clear Aegean Sea. On the peninsula there are three smaller peninsulas, which are often called "fingers": Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. It is the center of summer tourism in Greece, so tours on Chalkidiki are so popular and in demand throughout the season.
The sea here is very clean. There are many wonderful beaches with fine clean sand. Nature and ecology of the peninsula is ideal, since almost all of its territory is covered by forests and greenery with century-old pines.
Each of the "fingers" is distinguished by its unique atmosphere and attractions. In Sithonia you can see the next attractions: the ruins of the ancient Olynthos, ancient Greek village of Sykia, Parthenonas, Nikiti, the vineyards of Porto Carras, the old harbor of Porto Koufo and ruins of Toroni. On Kassandra - Byzantine lookout tower in the village of Agios Pavlos, Athos monastery in Nea Fokia, the traditional village of Afitos, thermal spa in Agia Paraskevi. Athos is the most unusual of the three "fingers" - here is located a unique autonomous monastic state in the world, the territory of which has 20 male Orthodox monasteries.
Often tourists choose between three "fingers", but the northern part of Chalkidiki is also very interesting, although it has no direct access to the sea. There is something to see, such as the traditional Greek village: Agios Prodromos, Arnaia, Taxiarchis. Also, there is the cave of Petralona, where the remains of the ancient man in Europe were found.
The peninsula of Chalkidiki offers a lot of good hotels from 2 * to 5 *, including a Bomo Club hotels - Bomo Club Olympic Kosma 3 *, Bomo Club Assa Maris 4 *, Bomo Club Villas Kosma.
How to get
"Mouzenidis Travel" offers tours on Chalkidiki with direct flight to the city of Thessaloniki. From the International Airport of Macedonia in Thessaloniki it offers transfers to the resorts of Chalkidiki by comfortable bus from own vehicle fleet of tour operator. Driving time is about 1 hour.
The holiday season in Chalkidiki lasts from mid-May to mid-September. The average summer air temperature is kept at 30 degrees. The hottest months of the summer season - July and August. The peninsula is protected from the winds by the mountains; therefore here is always a quiet sea. Average water temperature in summer is 26 degrees.
Beaches on the peninsula are municipal, and you can freely relax on the beach of every hotel. Many beaches have opportunities for active leisure and sports activities. There in Chalkidiki, especially in Sithonia, you can find wild beaches where you can relax away from the bustle and enjoy paradise sceneries in a quiet romantic atmosphere.
Chalkidiki is very popular by its bright nightlife, especially Kassandra peninsula. There are many great night clubs, where in summer you can enjoy performances of the world famous and Greek DJs. In the summer all night hangout is transferred here from Thessaloniki. The most popular resorts between the fans of partying - Hanioti, Kallithea, Pefkohori. There is such place also in a romantic Sithonia - a village Sarti. On Athos peninsula nightlife is not as colorful as on the other 2 fingers, but here, in the village of Ouranoupoli you can also find good night clubs and bars.
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Amfiteatralny style, wide choice of numbers, extensive territory, Spa center, restaurants, bars, sport and entertainment programs, Internet, children's club, conference services, sport, easy animation.
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