Treasures of Halkidiki

Festive Halkidiki

The peninsula of Halkidiki is located in the North Greece and points its three “fingers”: Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos into the Agean sea.

Kassandra is the west and most cosmopolitan direction of Halkidiki. Tourists love Kassandra for its numerous organized beach bars, turquoise sea, interesting night life, traditional villages. Popular touristic destinations are primary on the east side of Kassandra from Athytos to Pefkohori of which Kallithea is the most central . You can easily reach them by bus or car from the airport off Thessaloniki.

Kallithea is the heart of Kassandra. It attracts tourists from all over the world. In the morning you can go for breakfast to the local patisserie, spend time on one of well-orginized beach bars enjoing your coffe and crystal clear waters. By the way, many beaches in Kassandra have Blue Flag award – the guarantee of clean and safe waters! Go for lunch to a pizza shop or grab a traditional greek gyros. Visit a local tavern for dinner, go for a walk to the streets with numerous bars, cafes, taverns, restaurants, local souvenier shops, activities for kids. Do not forget to check fur shops. You may find some really interesting designs and superior quality for reasonable prices! From Kalithea you can easily get to any place in Halkidiiki.

Explore places from Kallithea

For example, Athytos is just 3 km away from Kallithea. It is a traditional town with breathtaking view of Toroneos Gulf. Explore its winding streets, traditional taverns, local shops and beautiful landscapes. At day you can visit one of the beach bars. Traditional seafood tavern is a must-do at night. Go here to enjoy fabulous dinner and sunset over the sea.

15 minutes driving from Kallithea is Pefkohori. This town is  also very popular among tourists. There are many beach bars, cafes, bars, restaurants and taverns here.

Sani is another famous touristic resort that spreads on the field of 1 000 hectares. Sani is an area of hotels, villas, beach bars, camping, cafes and sophisticated restaurants, SPA, marina with yachts, sport grounds. The stone casle on the hill of Sani was built in the begining of 16th century. Back then the sea was dangerous because of pirate attacs. Now it is the ground for yearly International Music Festival that takes place in June – July.

Another destination – Skala Fourkas is a small village surrounded by pine forests. Its origin refers to Roman period. If you are interested in history or religion you can visit some ancient churches. St. Ioannis Temple keeps findings from the Byzantine era, chapels are an outstanding reminder of the settlement’s historical origins. An inscription on the cemetery church of St. Athanasius belongs to Roman times. Of course, another magnet for tourists is the beaches of the area with clean sea and water sports.

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