The most famous Greek peninsula in the North Greece is Halkidiki. Halkidiki devised in three peninsulas: Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. Halkidiki is very popular for its beautiful beach with crystalline waters and for the interesting villages with an outstanding beauty. The three peninsulas have their own unique history and style. In Halkidiki you see combinations of golden sandy beaches, crystal waters and mountains which make the visitors to love this place. The Mediterranean climate, unrivalled natural beauty of sea and sun in all the traditional villages, historical value along with the modern resort capacities, attract more and more tourists every year.
Kassandra is the first peninsula of Halkidiki or leg as called by the Greeks. The peninsula is considered to be the most developed tourist area of Halkidiki since it has very organized tourist facilities, with high quality services. Spread over the area, you will find sandy beaches combined with natural beauty and crystal blue sea. Kassandra is the best choice for those who prefer lively destinations with a lot of nightlife, entertainment and many things to do. The peninsula of Kassandra Halkidiki Greece is renowned for its stunning beaches, most of which are organized and provide tourist facilities as you can see in the photo gallery below. Apart from the pristine sand, many Kassandra beaches are lined with evergreen trees that offer shade, aroma and beauty. Travelling down the eastern side of Kassandra till the south and north western coast of Peninsula you will meet plenty of beaches where you can spend endless hours swimming; we present you the most popular in the photo gallery. The visitors, who choose Kassandra, are awarded with impressive sightseeing and picturesque villages as well as stunning natural sites where you can get acquainted with the traditions of Kassandra.
Sithonia, the second peninsula of Halkidiki, is located between the peninsulas Kassandra and Mount Athos. Sithonia is surrounded by the Toronean Gulf at the east side and the Singitic Gulf at the west. From the airport of Thessaloniki it takes approximately one hour to reach the Sithonia peninsula by car. The beaches in Sithonia are really incomparable and some of them are the top beaches in the world. Characterized by fine white sand, and crystal clear turquoise waters, any beach on the peninsula will be a magical experience. While you are travelling the peninsula, you have the chance to admire endless magical landscapes, golden beaches covered in green valleys and forests, fish villages, but also the magnificent architectural structure of houses and churches. Only in Sithonia you can enjoy the unique beaches with the perfect combination of green and blue as the pine trees reach the sand and waves. When you visit Sithonia you will discover that every place you visit it will be very different from the next. All the areas such as Nikiti, Agios Nikolaos, Pirgadikia, Neos Marmaras, Sarti, Toroni, Porto Koufo, Sikia will stay in your mind rewarding you with wonderful memories. A visit to these villages will fill you with a new experience and remarkable icons of the architecture, the pine filled beaches, the narrow side walks and the flower filled town squares with the island atmosphere.
The Mount Athos (otherwise known as Agio Oros), the spiritual center of the Orthodox religion and a place of pilgrimage for many believers of the faith. Mount Athos is the easternmost of the three Halkidiki peninsulas. The region is characterized by its green mountainside, impressive monasteries and unique spiritual aura that is ideal for meditation and reflection. Before entering the monastic area of Mount Athos, Halkidiki you will come across the superb holiday resorts of Ouranoupolis and Tripiti, both of which offer splendid sandy beaches, clear sea and a beautiful natural setting. Tripiti and Ouranoupolis have organized tourist facilities, restaurants and nightlife venues that cater to the needs of their visitors. In the Mount Athos Prefecture, you are guaranteed a vacation that will remain etched in your mind forever. Sightseeing in Mount Athos Halkidiki is excellent, not only due to the impressive monasteries, but also because there are several splendid archaeological and historical monuments throughout the peninsula.