Halkidiki is a popular beach destination situated in the peninsular region of Central Macedonia, in northern Greece. It is especially known for its lovely beaches, blue waters and rocky stretches that grace the shoreline. The island’s coastline juts out in a three-fingered peninsula into the azure Aegean Sea, with towering cliffs rising up from the water, while white sandy beaches stretch for miles. The quaint town of Halkidiki has an olde worlde charm to it with beautiful red-brick-tiled houses dotting the landscape. Olive groves and vineyards perfectly compliment the rustic surroundings.
There are plenty of things to see and do during your holidays to Halkidiki. These activities can be enjoyed both by families as well as by solo travellers. The combination of mountain and sea provides endless opportunities for all kinds of adventure sports, from snorkeling to trekking. Immerse yourself into the history and culture of ancient Greece with a variety of theatre and cultural festivals that take place during the summer months, while the Orthodox Christian monasteries of Mount Athos bear witness to centuries of history.
Foodies are in for a treat here as you can sample Halkidiki's locally produced wine, olive oil and cheese - which taste delightful once paired up with perfectly fresh grilled fish, sourced by local fisherman. For single travellers, the beaches are the perfect place to meet new friends and the sociable beachfront bars mean you can sip on exotic cocktails, too. End your Halkidiki holidays with a crazy night at one of the many nightclubs of the town, swinging to a Greek, Latin or Jazz tune.
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