Quick Guide to Halkidiki

Steeped in ancient culture and offering unrivalled accommodation in the region, Halkidiki holidays are proving irresistible to an ever broader range of holidaymakers.

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How to get to Halkidiki

Finding cheap flights to Thessaloniki Airport is the best route into Halkidiki for international visitors, with taxis and buses then providing travellers with a way onwards into the peninsular. You can always opt for car rental in Thessaloniki if you want to make your own way around and to travel the 69km to Halkidiki's capital of Poligiros in your own time. It's a great way to keep costs down on a cheap holiday to Halkidiki.

What to do in Halkidiki

During the day, most of the coastal resorts can provide holidaymakers with superb expanses of beach to enjoy. As night falls, restaurants and clubs see locals and tourists letting their hair down. Mount Athos, which rises over two kilometres into the sky over the sea, is home to a series of monasteries. Tourists need to apply to visit, but anyone can enjoy the picturesque landscape.

Where to stay in Halkidiki

Although Halkidiki holidays may see you staying in hotels and resorts which mirror the traditional style of architecture associated with Macedonia, you can rest assured that many of these are modern recreations which have been designed to fit in with the heritage of the area. Of the three prongs of the Halkidiki region, Kassandra to the west has become the most popular tourist destination because of its proximity to Thessaloniki. Sithonia is ideal if you want to enjoy natural surroundings and a nautical ambience and, despite its rural feel, you'll come across many golf course resorts on holidays to Halkidiki. Look for all inclusive offers as many hotels, especially in the low season, have deals to upgrade your board basis.