Relaxing sheltered bays with warm Aegean waters
Halkidiki holidays can be taken in northern Mainland Greece with the Aegean Sea lapping around its shoreline, offering a wonderful mixture of superb sandy beaches, lush green countryside, and secluded bays and steeped in history and ancient ruins.
Halkidiki as a whole is extremely popular with Greek holidaymakers as well as foreign so retains a lot of the authenticity that has made Greece a favourite retreat for many decades. Halkidiki is an intriguingly shaped three pronged peninsula each with its own appeal and very different from the other.
The westerly 'finger' is known as Kassandra and is the most popular of the three as well as the most developed. Here the beaches are spectacular and a perfect haven for developing a golden tan, the larger of these beaches offer a wide range of water sports in the Caribbean like seas for the young at heart. As well as developed beaches there a numerous sheltered bays backed by picturesque mountains and secluded coves to be discovered and enjoyed. Kassandra offers a selection of great resorts just perfect for a family holiday such as Fourka, Hanioti and Sani which have many tavernas, bars, restaurants and entertainment to keep you occupied. There are also numerous small and relaxing resorts to be enjoyed such as Afitos and Pefkhori which are a perfect combination of white sandy beaches and traditional villages set slightly back from the shores.
Quick Halkidiki Tips
The currency used in Halkidiki is the Euro
Flying time to Halkidiki from the UK is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes
Greek is the national language of Halkidiki however English is widely spoken
The religion in Halkidiki (and the rest of Greece) is Greek Orthodox
As with all holidays in Greece try some of the fresh local fish or a typical Greek Meze
Greece is well know for the popular drink Ouzo, with its distinct liquorice flavour
A great choice of accommodation and numerous excursions to enjoy
Although the striking beaches and crystalline seas are enticing ways to spend your sun soaked days in Halkidiki there's a selection of excursions for the whole family to enjoy. Numerous boat trips offer the opportunity to take in the spectacular coastline; village tours take you to remote hillside villages to witness true Greek culture and tradition. There are many rural ancient sites for culture vultures and the Waterland Theme Park offers an exciting day of fun for all ages.
Accommodation in this spectacular and fun filled destination is as varied as the cuisine with choices of basic self catering options for a budget holiday to a 5 star luxury villa if your wanting to really spoil yourself. Half board and all inclusive hotels are widely available so whatever you budget and however you want to spend your Greek holidays marvellous Halkidiki has it all to tempt you. Book holidays to Halkidiki online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places To Visit
Petralona Cave and Moudania market
An awe inspiring visit to the Caves of Petralona, near the town of Nea Moudania. The cave itself is a miracle of nature, as well as the place where one of the most important prehistoric finds was discovered. In the 1960’s when the cave was explored, a skull and some tools were found, which date back no less than 600,000 years. After your visit to the caves take a stroll around the pretty town of Nea Moudania were you can visit the open market