Halkidiki Holidays 2020/2021

Whether you're into ancient ruins or white-sand beaches, Halkidiki holidays have it all. Its shores are dotted with beach resorts, many with distant views of Mount Olympus. Halkidiki's stunning landscape houses traditional Greek villages paved with cobbles and luxury marinas sited within an ecological reserve. Across the region, you can dine on precision-cooked fresh food, skim the ocean on a jet ski or simply perfect your tan.

Halkidiki Holiday Deals 2020/2021

Low Availability

Aegean Aparthotel

Kriopigi, Halkidiki, Mainland Greece, Greece

(410)

10 Nights

18th May 2020

Half Board

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Studio

TUI SUNEO Aristoteles

Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki, Greek Islands, Greece

(472)

7 Nights

11th May 2020

All Inclusive

Bristol - Direct

Based On Double Room

Low Availability

Ammos Studios and Apartments

Polichrono, Halkidiki, Mainland Greece, Greece

(368)

14 Nights

4th May 2020

Self Catering

Birmingham - Direct

Based On Studio

The Three Fingers

Halkidiki is shaped like a three-pronged fork spearing the Aegean Sea. Its trio of peninsulas jutting out from mainland Greece into the Aegean Sea means it has miles and miles of wraparound coast – and with it plenty of sunbathing spots.

The first of the fingers is Kassandra, the most popular of Halkidiki’s peninsulas. Though Halkidiki destinations tend to stay pretty chilled out on the whole, Kassandra’s where you’ll find the region’s most lively resorts.

Sithonia, the second of the fingers, is more rugged than its trendy big sister, with sloping green hills lining its coastline.

Mount Athos, the most private of the three, is cordoned off from the public, though boat cruises around the peninsula still offer a sneaky peek.


Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Population: Approx 80,000

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Resorts

Sani

The sophisticated sanctuary of Sani is a luxury resort with hotels that provide the highest standards and ample All Inclusive Halkidiki breaks. The area also boasts a swish marina with upmarket boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Part of an ecological reserve with outstanding natural beauty, Sani has seven kilometres of pristine sand and offers unsurpassed views across the Aegean.

Afitos

The traditional village of Afitos is a laid-back destination for those looking for relaxing Halkidiki holidays. Perched on top of a hill, the village is within easy reach of the beach, providing ample opportunity for lounging about in the sun. Or you can spend your cheap holidays to Halkidiki exploring the village's narrow, cobbled streets and then sitting at a local taverna, enjoying lazy days with fantastic views over the sea.

Hanioti

The beautiful village of Hanioti has narrow streets and a magnificent, five kilometre-long beach. It's a popular tourist destination thanks to its family-friendly activities, such as go-karting, mini golf and watersports, and its close proximity to Kalithea nightlife. As a result there are a good selection of restaurants, beach bars and shops for you to enjoy on cheap holidays to Halkidiki in this beautiful destination.

Kalithea

Usually quiet Halkidiki ramps it up a gear in cosmopolitan Kalithea. The lively strip of bars, shops and restaurants, in addition to out-of-town clubs, makes nightlife here fun. The long, white beach benefits from stunning views of the neighbouring peninsula, and there's a pretty old town and some ancient remains. Kalithea means 'good view' as the charming old town and many of the upmarket hotels benefit from this beautiful bay vista.

Kalives

Located amid Crete's beautiful countryside and treated to a sandy beach, the little village of Kalives makes for relaxed Greek island holidays underneath the Grecian sun.

Kriopigi

Sandwiched between pine-covered mountains and the Aegean Sea, Kriopigi is a traditional Greek village with a choice of sandy beaches, ideal for couples and families looking for All Inclusive Halkidiki holidays. Its wooded scenery is ripe for walking and bird-spotting, while Kriopigi's quaint old town comes complete with a maze of small streets and there's also the remains of an ancient outdoor amphitheatre.

Nea Moudania

The modern town of Nea Moudania is one of Halkidiki's largest making it the perfect cosmopolitan Halkidiki holiday destination. As well as a golden beach and recently renovated marina, it's dotted with historic landmarks. You won't be short of shopping opportunities, bars and restaurants but, just in case, Thessaloniki is nearby. The town is backed by olive groves and is blessed with stunning views over towards Mount Olympus.

Ouranoupolis

The fishing village of Ouranoupolis is the gateway to the spectacular Mount Athos monasteries. Tourism is low-key, making it a restful place. Activities include taking boat trips around the coast to gaze on the spectacular hilltop monasteries and hermitages, wandering through the nature reserve, climbing up Ouranoupolis' Byzantine watchtower, or admiring the amazing sunset from the golden, sandy beach.

Paliouri

Home to Greek legends, beautiful white-sand beaches and authentic tavernas, Paliouri is guaranteed to please any holidaymaker. Located on the southern tip of Kassandra, it's the perfect base for exploring the rich peninsula – from gorgeous beaches to rich countryside. Whether you want to relax on the sands, hike the surrounding hills, or try your hand at watersports, Paliouri has it all.

Pefkohori

A quaint village dominated by the long, thin beach and promenade of cafes and tavernas behind, Pefkohori provides a relaxing holiday in the scenic Kassandra peninsula of Halkidiki. Go wandering in the pine forests, explore the seas off Glarokavos beach, or simply take in the atmosphere in the village square.

Polichrono

The brilliantly long beach is the focal point of this charming, traditional village. It's a peaceful retreat where you can wander around Roman remains, stroll through olive groves or spot turtles in the local lake. It's a peaceful retreat, but a short drive will take you to other nearby Halkidiki destinations, such as busy Nea Moudania and the large city of Thessaloniki for culture and shopping.

Psakoudia

Psakoudia sits between two of mainland Greece's most beautiful peninsulas: Kassandra and Sithonia. Visitors to the sleepy town are indulged with sublime panoramas of the Toroneos Gulf, as well as views of terracotta roofs nestled into the long stretch of flawless coastline.

Location

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Activities

No two resorts within Halkidiki are the same. Though you’ll find similar beachy activities and gorgeous scenery throughout, each town has its own personality. Depending on which you call your temporary home, you can make your cheap holidays to Halkidiki as upbeat or easy-going as you like.

Kalithea, the most popular resort in Halkidiki, combines old-school beauty with lively nightlife. Nea Moudania is where history-lovers flock, as even days at the beach feature views of Mount Olympus – home of the Greek Gods – in the distance. It’s also where you’ll find a 2,000- year-old amphitheatre. Roman ruins are scattered around the resort of Polichrono, while Ouranoupolis is known as the gateway to Mount Athos and its many monasteries. And for laid-back holidays with a splash of luxury, there’s Sani, the creme de la creme of All Inclusive Halkidiki choices. With seven kilometres of golden sand and a smattering of upmarket boutiques, this chic spot is a feast for your eyes – and a challenge for your wallet.

Beaches

The beauty of Halkidiki’s resorts begins with its beaches. Many are cloaked in fine white sands that gently slope out to warm waters. They’re lined with sun loungers that promise long stints of relaxation. Sani’s beach and surrounding greenery is so stunning that it’s been named an ecological reserve.

They’re also where you can dial the energy up a notch. Kalithea’s shores have their own watersports centre, where you can get geared up for jet and water skiing. Hanioti’s Blue Flag beach has a scuba centre nearby, while Nea Moudania offers organised boat cruises and beach volleyball.

Restaurants

Unsurprisingly, Greek cuisine is the main attraction at the majority of restaurants and tavernas in Halkidiki, though menus often contain traces of other Mediterranean flavours, especially Italian ones. Takeaways and international eats are easy to find, too.

Top choices in the area primarily centre on fresh seafood, as it’s not exactly hard to come by with the sea just down the road – the same goes for local wines and olive oils. Halkidiki is known for its production of both.

The dining scene in Halkidiki ranges from casual to elegant – you’ll have no trouble finding either regardless of where you go. Kalithea’s restaurants are renowned for their views, while Ouranoupolis – located on Halkidiki’s western side – is where to go for stunning sunsets. Try the small village of Afitos for a traditional Greek vibe, while Sani and its Michelin-rated chefs up the stakes to gourmet heights.

Nightlife

Most restaurants in Halkidiki happily double as night spots, with live music and carafes of wine served on outdoor patios. But you’ll also find a collection of bars that keep things going until the early morning. Kalithea is the queen of Halkidiki’s nightlife scene, with big-time clubs and DJ-led dance nights that attract visitors from nearby resorts. Nea Moudania’s coastline is packed with beach bars, while the lounges in Hanioti are known for their creative cocktails.

Shopping

You can really shop-’til-you-drop in Halkidiki. Many of the towns feature main squares and central promenades where you’ll find a collection of shops, selling everything from generic souvenirs to more local goods like handmade jewellery and pottery. Nea Moundania features the biggest of both worlds – Halkidiki’s biggest weekly, open-air market and the region’s biggest shopping centre. But it’s Sani that really stuns – it’s a haven for expert shoppers, featuring a stylish marina lined with designer names.