You may find anything in Halkidiki. Everything here is different, from the empty beaches to the tiny, romantic coves, from the untamed forests to some of the most stunning little islands.
The beaches with white sand, the many shades of blue, and the wild landscape that comes to complete the incomparable image will make you love every bit of this place. Organize, therefore, 5 days in Halkidiki and you will surely have an unforgettable experience!
Start your day in the first peninsula of Halkidiki, Kassandra. A must-visit beach there is Glarokavos on the southeast side of Kassandra. A unique beach with golden sand and mesmerizing waters is waiting for you to spend your day drinking cocktails and sunbathing under the hot, greek sun. This beach is also ideal for families with children because the waters are warm and shallow and there is also a huge water park there, the Crazyland Waterpark which offers a variety of water-based inflatable amenities for both children and adults. You may spend the entire day having fun at the park and its adjacent beach bar because it is open until 8 p.m. during the summer and provides flexible charges.
The day comes to a perfect end when you are in the village of Paliouri that “looks” toward the bay, stroll through the charming lanes, and have a sumptuous meal at a traditional greek tavern.
On your second day, you find yourself in Possidi. Possidi, which includes the Possidi cape, is one of Kassandra’s longest beaches. There are several cafés, shops, and restaurants along the sandy beach, which has extremely clean waters. You may hire sun loungers and umbrellas for the day in the organized section of the beach. Make sure you take your sun tent, food, and water with you if you decide to swim in a more remote area.
When you will be done sunbathing and swimming in the endless blue, drive to the traditional and picturesque village of Afytos or Athitos built in a green valley with an amazing view of the emerald sea that will attract you forever! Have dinner at some of the best restaurants offering fine seafood and end your day enjoying atmospheric cocktails overlooking the Vrachos area, high above the sea.
To eventually reach the middle peninsula of Halkidiki, you leave Kassandra behind you and go even further into Halkidiki. As you continue south in Sithonia, you’ll experience the same magnificent shoreline while feeling encircled by an even denser, deeper greenery.
Kavourotrypes is a must-stop for swimming on the way to southern Sithonia. Much more golden sand may be found here, although the scene is different. You are on a grid of low, sculpted rocks and lush foliage that is made up of several beaches. The scenery there is mesmerizing and makes you feel like you are in some tropical paradise.
A “jewel” well that is concealed in Porto Koufo’s expansive, serene bay may be found by going farther south. The beach beckons you to relax and enjoy it, but we advise you to spend some time strolling through the charming little fishing hamlet that is surrounded by pine trees and protected by a natural harbour.
Spend this whole day in Vourvourou exploring the area there where the waters are something out of this world! A great idea is to rent a boat and spend your day visiting places not easily accessible and swimming in wonderful spots. You will have the opportunity to sail to Diaporos island a true gem on earth right across Vourvourou beach. And while up close you will quickly understand that this is part of a cluster of small islets, the only issue that will trouble you when you are here is which islet to stop for swimming and diving in the emerald waters.
As the day draws to a close, you find yourself in northern Sithonia, more especially at Nikiti, a lovely town with a magnificent seaside area despite being semi-mountainous. The central square’s shade plane tree welcomes you to take advantage of its coolness, and all around you are traditional cafés and businesses selling goods made in the area.
Your last day in Halkidiki is the ideal time to explore a couple of the traditional greek villages of the place. The first stop is the Parthenonas village in Sithonia. You may discover an entirely different side of Halkidiki by visiting the semi-mountainous village of Parthenonas. It distinguishes out for its stone homes, charming alleys, colourful courtyards, and breathtaking view of the Toroneos Gulf since it was built 350 meters above sea level and is surrounded by forest. The town square’s oak tree shade makes for the ideal location for a morning cup of coffee.
You cannot leave Halkidiki without visiting the village of ancient Stagira. Three centuries after its creation, the ancient city of Stageira rose to fame as the location of the philosopher Aristotle’s birth (7th century BC). You are welcome to tour the byzantine wall’s remnants as well as the old castle, which features homes, a market, and a tower.