Hot sunshine, fabulous beaches, secluded coves, shimmering blue seas, and friendly tavernas – you can enjoy all this and more on a holiday in Halkidiki.
Holidays on Halkidiki
Halkidiki's three peninsulas - Kassandra, Sithonia, and Mount Athos - extend out from northern Greece into the Aegean Sea. The Kassandra peninsula, with its sandy beaches, is home to the resorts of Kalithea, Sani, and Pefkohori.
The central ‘prong’ – Sithonia - is covered in pine forests, a rugged landscape, and secluded sandy bays; the perfect terrain for hikers and bikers. Its resorts include the beach hotspots of Agios Ioannis and Spathies.
The Mount Athos peninsula is home to the towns of Olympiada and Ouranoupolis and also Polygyros, Halkidiki’s capital city, with its archaeological museum and old town.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet family holiday, a sunshine getaway with friends, or a romantic break for two, Halkidiki is the perfect choice!
Where is the best place to stay on Halkidiki?
Choose sophisticated Sani with its Blue Flag beach and yacht-lined marina, Hanioti and its vibrant village square and bustling evening markets, or Kalithea’s lively after-dark scene.
If you like tanning from dawn until dusk, the best time for a Halkidiki holiday is in June and August, when temperatures reache 30 to 32°C.
- Best time to visit: May-October
- Average temp: 20°C/68°F
- Average flight time: 4 Hours
- Most suited for: Families, Couples
- Currency: Euro
- Time Difference: +2 hours
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Things to see and do in Halkidiki
Beach life is the focus of holidays in Halkidiki with stunning beaches to enjoy, from quiet secluded coves to busier stretches with water sports. Diving is popular with plentiful marine life, tunnels, and caves to explore.
The pine forests around Halkidiki are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding. Don't miss a boat trip to the monasteries on Mount Athos or a visit to the Cave of Petralona and Anthropological Museum in Polygyros.
The cosmopolitan city of Thessaloniki, only 100km from Halkidiki, has museums, cultural sites, restaurants, and bars and also designer boutiques and classic antique stores if you fancy some retail therapy.
Halkidiki comes to life after dark; Hanioti has out-of-town clubs, while revellers head to the famous Kalithea beach or the buzzing city of Thessaloniki. Quieter nights can be found at the small fishing villages of Skioni and Marmaras.
Food and drink in Halkidiki
There are many places to dine out on a Halkidiki holiday; from restaurants serving international fare or locally caught seafood to traditional tavernas serving Greek specialities.
Start your meal with a meze of appetisers including Taramasalata, Tzatziki, and Dolmades and follow with traditional Greek favourites of Moussaka or Calamari with Baklava for dessert. Aniseed flavoured Ouzs the preferred aperitif and the robust Retsina wine is the popular accompaniment to any meal.
Weather in Halkidiki
Average monthly temperature in Halkidiki (°C)
- Jan 9°C
- Feb 11°C
- Mar 14°C
- Apr 19°C
- May 25°C
- Jun 30°C
- Jul 32°C
- Aug 32°C
- Sep 27°C
- Oct 21°C
- Nov 15°C
- Dec 10°C