One of the most developed tourist destinations for summer holidays and an area of particular natural beauty. Blue waters, countless bays and beaches, lush vegetation and picturesque villages make up an idyllic landscape. It is located a stone’s throw from Thessaloniki and the three peninsulas of Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos offer holidays for all tastes: intense nightlife in Kassandra, tranquility and exotic beaches in Sithonia, religious atmosphere in Athos.
But also the mountainous part offers many opportunities for tours in the picturesque villages around the beautiful forests of Holomontas and the Stratonikos. There are also several islands nearby the coast of Halkidiki, which are worth discovering by boat, only inhabited by Ammouliani, with shallow and calm shores.
The lovers of the action will find more than 20 marked trails all over Halkidiki and about 17 cycling routes that pass through Holomontas and the protected areas of natur, modern diving centers and water sports centers. The accommodation options are endless, from rooms to let and picturesque guesthouses, small hotels to famous, award-winning and ultra-luxurious bands. Finally, you will find a variety of food – from good family taverns to award-winning gourmet restaurants.
How to get to Halkidiki
The International Airport “MACEDONIA” of Thessaloniki (IATA code: SKG) which is the airport that serves Halkidiki connects the region with approximately 31 countries and 81 destinations with direct flights, as well as 35 cities and islands in Greece (direct flights and transit).
The Egnatia Motorway (Egnatia Odos), which crosses Greece from its westernmost edge -Italy (Igoumenitsa)- to its easternmost borders with Turkey, is a modern motorway of international standards, equipped with devices and safety systems that aim at protecting and helping the motorists. Egnatia Odos meets the Ring Road of Thessaloniki which leads to the National Road towards Halkidiki.
To get to Halkidiki there are buses that leave from the Halkidiki Bus Station located south of Thessaloniki. To get to this bus station you can take a 45A from the commuter bus station adjacent to Thessaloniki Train Station, Halkidiki Bus Station is the final stop.
From Halkidiki Bus Station there are frequent services to numerous destinations. Schedule information can be found at KTEL Halkidiki.
You can book a private transfer to any resort in Halkidiki at fair prices. Pre-booking a door-to-door transfer service saves you money and stress, while it is cheaper than a regular taxi and the driver will wait for you at the arrivals hall and will take you in front of your accommodation. You can find here a reliable service all year round at very good prices.