Located in northern Greece near the city of Thessaloniki a large peninsula between two bays, Thermaikos and Strymonikos, extends three smaller peninsulas: Kassandra to the west, Sithonia in the middle, between Toroneos and Siggitikos Bay and Mount Athos to the east. The three “legs” of Halkidiki as they are also called, have the longest coastline (550 thousand) of all land prefectures of Greece. It is a place where blue clear waters meet with the green land. Here the magnificent rock-rotation arms, coastline, sand pine bay mountain, shock the viewer and encourage them to stay to enjoy the crystal clear sea and revitalize in the wonderful shades of pine forests. There is no better way to see what Halkidiki is all about unless you travel with a boat. There are organized private marinas in both “legs” as well as small fishing ports in almost every village by the coasts.
The peninsula of Kassandra is the most famous area of Halkidiki. It is considered one of the best holiday destinations in Northern Greece, as it has been highly touristic development.
If you want night life, Cassandra is the place. Many of the settlements of the peninsula have a large range of restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars and clubs to satisfy all tastes.
The villages in Kassandra are basically traditional. The land is characterized by thick vegetation and traditional houses. Kassandra is even more famous for its stunning beaches, many of which have green trees, golden sand and blue waters. Forests and hills of Cassandra, are Ideal for exploring and hiking. Sightseeing in the region gives visitors the opportunity to admire the historical monuments dating from ancient times. Some of the most famous villages of Kassandra are: Afytos, Hanioti, Fourka, Kallithea, Kryopigi, Pefkohori, Polihrono, Posidi and Sani. All of them have unique beauty, amazing beaches, great nightlife and several culture events such as concerts during summer time. Especially in Sani hotel where every summer, Sani festival takes place, visitors from all around gather. There is also Sani marina where you can anchor your yacht and enjoy your holidays.
Sithonia is the second peninsula of Halkidiki. The spectacular landscape of the middle leg excites nature lovers and tourists seeking relaxation and adventure.The coast are very diverse – a combination of fishermen’s villages, picturesque small harbors, deserted beaches surrounded by trees. In every turn you will find beautiful beaches with crystal waters, small secluded coves with unique rock formations and pine forests. You can visit traditional villages and some impressive historical sites that reveal the historical importance of the region over the centuries. Some of the most famous places in Sithonia are: Agios Nikolaos, Kalamitsi, Nikiti, Sarti, Vourvourou, Porto Koufo, Neos Marmaras and many more. Near Neos Marmaras is Porto Carras hotel with a very big and organized private marina, and other facilities where you can safely anchor and enjoy the scenery. On the northeast coast of Sithonia beaches are wonderful. In Vourvourou you will find beaches with clear green waters and coves that look like pools.
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This post was written by Christoforos Karydis