Information on Halkidiki

Halkidiki arose as a major tourist attraction in the 70s with the development of touristic attractions and hotels in a remarkable and unspoilt environment. Golden beaches, green mountains and historical monuments comprise the picture of Halkidiki. In the early 90s, Halkidikiís exotic atmosphere increased popularity with thousands of tourists from all over the world bringing cosmopolital atmosphere in the rural territory based on agriculture, farming and fishing without losing its unique Halkidiki character.

 

Every corner of Halkidiki is a paradise on earth. Sunny, golden beaches, deep and picturesque gulfs, and many traditional villages compose the picture of modern Halkidiki.

 

Visitors have a wide variety of entertainment and beaches in Kassandra and Sithonia or choose the serenity of mountain Halkidiki. In Halkidiki people do not stop their entertainment until the early hours. Popular bars on the beach, pubs, and Clubs offering live music and local dances, can be found all over tourist areas of Halkidiki. So, as the sun sets behind the hills, romantic corners or Bars and Clubs, with colored lights, loud music or even sensual atmosphere, guaranties some unforgettable nights.

 

 

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†Halkidiki lies nearly 70 km southeast of the city of Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece.† It is divided into three peninsulas Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. As a result of its shape and its close proximity of the sea, Halkidiki has the longest coastline on mainland Greece.† Its winding coastline is marked by four sizeable gulfs - the Thermaic Gulf to the west, the Gulf of Orfanou to the east as well as the Gulf of Toroni and the Mt Athos Gulf in the south.† Low mountains are scattered throughout with Holomondas (1,165 m), Hortiatis (1,201 m) and Stratoniko (913 m) among the tallest peaks.

 

Halkidiki enjoys a Mediterranean climate with a small number of sudden brief but refreshing downpours.† In general, winters are mild and summers are dry. The three "fingers" cover a landmass measuring 2,945 square kilometres and are home to a population of around 79,000 people.† Its capital is called Polygiros and is located in the center of the peninsula.

 

Halkidiki offers numerous kinds of flora and fauna and crystal-clear water of unique purity and have been awarded numerous blue flags.