Drop your anchor in Porto Koufos
If Chalkidiki is an “island” you can access by car then Porto Koufo is a lake you can sail from the sea! What lies behind the cliffs to the south of Sithonia? A secret harbour through an opening just 300m wide. This is the ancient Toronaios port, mentioned by Thucydides as the largest and most secure port in Ancient Greece. It was nicknamed the “deaf port” because you cannot hear the sea if you stand inside the gulf.
Petralona Cave. In search of the human evolution.
In the Petralona village of Halkidiki you will discover a distant human ancestor! Inside the stalagmite and stalactite formations of the cave, a 700-200 thousand year old human skull and skeleton was found. Meeting the oldest European resident makes Petralona Cave a must for every visitor.
Take advantage of your stay at Villa D’Oro for a short refreshing excursion. You will discover the rich cultural heritage, impressive natural landscapes, local fests and the unique flavors of northern Greece.
The picturesque balcony of Halkidiki.
Built on a hill, Afitos, on the Kassandra peninsula, offers breathtaking views of the endless blue of Toroneos gulf. With stone-built traditional houses, old mansions and cobbled streets is one of the most picturesque villages of Halkidiki. Definitely, in your list for food or drink with a view and relaxing walks in the village.
Kallithea: The Queen of the night!
The summer nights in Halkidiki are hot and ‘lead’ you in one place: Kallithea! In the most cosmopolitan village of the whole region, roads in the night are busier than daytime! The options for entertainment are countless: bars, clubs, bouzoukia. All-nighter guaranteed!
Archaeological treasures of Vergina
Τhe archaeological site and the Museum of the Royal Tombs in Vergina unfolds the history and grandeur of the ancient Macedonian kingdom. Here, Alexander the Great was proclaimed King. You will be impressed by the famous golden shrine of King Philip II, father of Alexander.
Clubs and Bars
If you are in this section, you totally love parties. Below you can find our top suggestions of bars and clubs all over Halkidiki in order to stay sleepless during your stay. During the summer period Halkidiki sinks from young people enjoying its nightlife. Djs, well known greek artists, international music, pure greek mpouzouki and much more which can make every moment of your nocturnal life in Halkidiki a memorable crazy experience.
Agia Paraskevi thermal springs.
Rejuvenate body and soul! Overlooking the endless blue of the Aegean, let yourself to the therapeutic qualities of Agia Paraskevi Baths. A spa destination in Kassandra Chalkidiki with sea water thermal pools and modern facilities. Its treatments will revitalize you!
Thessaloniki. The city of cultures and flavors.
In the second largest city of Greece, there is plenty to enchant you. The UNESCO monuments, its relaxed atmosphere, the rich market, the wonderful sunset by the sea, the legendary nightlife. Furthermore, the world’s largest magazines title Thessaloniki ‘the Greek capital of flavor’. Discover why to its numerous restaurants and taverns.
Meteora. A natural wonder.
The huge, steep rocks with the built monasteries on the peaks are breathtaking. The UNESCO Site with its distinctive geology and 10 centuries of religious tradition is an imposing place to visit.
Mount Athos, known in Greece as the Holy Mountain (Άγιον Όρος), is a peninsula in Halkidiki, north Greece containing 20 monasteries. Although the peninsula of Mount Athos is part of Greece, it enjoys certain autonomy. The region is governed by the “Holy community” under the ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Only men are permitted to enter Mount Athos. The rule, known as the “ABATON”, forbids access to Mount Athos by any female and is enforced by law. In accordance with the procedures established by the Holy Community foreigners must obtain a written permit to visit Mount Athos from the “Mount Athos Office” (Γραφείο Προσκυνητών Αγίου Όρους). Pilgrims who arrange their reservations by phone should mail (not fax) a copy of their passport to the office, and call two weeks before the date of the visit to confirm the reservation.
Kassandra’s beaches are unique for its crystal clear waters and the numerous beach bars which make each staying at the beach an endless party. More than 15 beaches with breathtaking landscapes will make your holiday unforgetable.