Halkidiki - You've been here in your dreams
They say that nowhere in Greece can boast beaches like those of Halkidiki.
The region has the perfect combination of that distinctive Greek light,
unspoiled landscapes, colours and fragrances. And the glorious natural
setting is complemented by the rich culinary fare of the region and the living
religious traditions of its people, manifested in a host of feast days and
other ceremonies and rituals.
This is a place where all your senses will come to life, whether on the endless
expanses of sand of the fashionable, cosmopolitan beaches, or in the
intimacy of the many secluded bays and coves. The scent of the pine trees
and the salt brine of the sea combine to relax the body and spirit, leaving
you at peace to enjoy the grandeur of the region's famed sunrises and
It is said that the great philosopher Aristotle loved the honey of Halkidiki,
and you too will love the land and the rich produce of its gardens and
orchards. The region is formed of three peninsulas or ‘feet’, each with its
own unique charm, history and magic. There is Kassandra, or Pallini, scene
of the Battle of the Giants in ancient mythology; Sithonia, a magical place of
green forest and blue sea; and Mt. Athos, the world's only monastic state,
home to twenty historic monasteries.