Chalkidiki is a three-pronged peninsula located south of the city of Thessaloniki. It comprises of three smaller peninsulas (Cassandra, Sithonia and Athos) that resemble a trident piercing the blue waters of the Aegean.
These three "prongs" give Chalkidiki a uniquelly winding shape, as well the longest stretch of coastline (approx. 550 km) than any other mainland prefecture in Greece.
Golden, sun-drenched sandy beaches, idyllic gulfs, traditional villages and modern vacation resorts, scattered islets, sheltered coves, pine-clad hills dropping to the sea, all together make up the picture of modern-day Chalkidiki. The capital city of Polygyros is located right in the centre of the peninsula.
Kassandra is named after Kassandros, a Macedonian king.
It is the westernmost tip of Chalkidiki, located nearer to Thessaloniki, and the most popular and densely populated of the three peninsulas. Its white beaches and rocky, pine-clad headlands were the first to attract visitors from Greece and abroad.
Here you will find hotels, traditional Greek tavernas, discos, bars and other entertainment centers, including a large variety of recreational facilities, particularly water sports. However, if you are looking for some peace and quiet, you can easily find delightful and solitary hideaways.
It is the second peninsula of Chalkidiki.
Sithonia is named after Sithon, son of the god Poseidon. It is the second peninsula of Chalkidiki. The harsh and impressive landscape of the middle "prong" draws nature lovers and tourists in search of a place to escape from the trappings of civilisation.
Its coastline is varied - a succession of fishing villages, picturesque little harbours, deserted beaches of every size, all surrounded by trees and bushes. Sithonia is a discrete symphony in blue and green: there are no adjectives to describe all the tones and hues of the vegetation, the sea and the sky there.
Athos is the third peninsula of Chalkidiki
The name of the third and easternmost peninsula comes from the mythical giant Athos. According to mythology, this peninsula was formed by a rock he threw at the gods. Civilisation has not invaded Mt. Athens, which is inhabited exclusively by monks. Its highest point rises dramatically to 2,033 metres above sea level.
Athos is covered with virgin forests of such extraordinary natural beauty, corroborating the opinion expressed by many people that this peninsula is the most charming of the three. Mt. Athos is approximately 50 kilometres long, 8 to 12 kilometres wide and its area covers approximately 350 square kilometers. The boundaries of the monastic state on the ground are demarcated by a notional line extending the location "Frangokastro" on the west coast up to cape "Arapis", on the opposite coast.
Athos is the only place on earth entirely dedicated to the worship of God and the Holy Virgin Mary for over a thousand years. The first monastic community in Athos was established in the 9th century. Today, the monastic state of Agion Oros (Holy Mountain) serves as an ark for Christianity, with Byzantine monasteries, caves, monks and pilgrims; it is a "church - mountain" for Orthodox Christianity.
Tip: Take the boat from "Ormos Panagias" and enjoy a cruise until the monasteries of Athos
During the summer months Kallithea is the most popular village in Halkidiki.
It is located in the first peninsula of Halkidiki, Kassandra. Kallithea is 90 km away from Thessaloniki and is the most cosmopolitan place in Halkidiki. Τhe distance from our hotel is 3 km
Kallithea, with a name that refers to the beautiful location where the village is located and the amazing view that has to the sea, is surrounded by pine forest. It is the largest shopping center in Halkidiki as in the main pedestrian street and the surrounding streets you are able to find many stores like gold shops, fur shops, shoe stores, clothing stores, supermarkets, banks, post office, clinic, travel agencies, car rental offices, fast foods, restaurants, cafes, bars and even go-kart racing. Kallithea meets the needs of the even the most demanding visitors.
On the bottom side of the main road at the end of the hill, to the beach of Kallithea you will find the beach bars of Kallithea where every day and night parties take place.
1,5 km away from Kallithea on the road that leads to Pefkohori there are the most famous nightclubs in Halkidiki. Kallithea is the ultimate place to choose if you like clubbing and nightlife. By the start of the summer season and until mid September if the weather is fine, in the area are operating clubs with the best DJs in Northern Greece, live Buzuki music and clubs with Strip Show. On weekends during the summer months almost all young people from Thessaloniki travel to Kallithea both to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the first peninsula but also for the endless nightlife.
In the center of Kallithea you will find the Russian style Church of St. Panteleimon. Just below the hill and overlooking the sea there is an archaeological site where the temple of Dionysus and the Nymphs, part of Ammon Zeus and the altar area have been excavated.
Kriopigi in Kassandra in Halkidiki is a seaside village which is built on a hill full of pine trees overlooking Toroneos Gulf.
Kriopigi Gulf. It’s located 85 km away from Thessaloniki airport, lies on the east side of the peninsula of Kassandra and will find it right after Kallithea. The distance from our hotel is approx. 9 km
In order to get to the beach of Kriopigi you should go down the main street to the beach. It is a quiet clean beach with crystal clear waters, shaded by pine trees that are on the top hill.
Kriopigi is suitable for family holidays and in the center of the village there are fish taverns, restaurants, bars and cafes. Nearby is Kallithea with nightclubs where you can party until dawn.
Thessaloniki also known as Thessalonica or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Makedonia.
Thessaloniki also known as Thessalonica or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Makedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.
Top attractions: Wite Tower, Archeological Museum, Museum of Byzantine Culture, the seaside, Aristotelous Square, Kapani and Modiano Markets, Agios Dimitrios Basilica, The Rotonda, Ladadika, Ano poli.