The boutique Rigas Hotel has a pool with a view, a fine dining restaurant and one of the best bars in Halkidiki.
The buildings at the hotel are made from traditional stone, with contemporary furnishings and sea views. Outside, the curvy swimming pool is framed by a tiled sun deck that offers some of the best views in the house. You can enjoy them coupled with a drink from the pool bar.
Continental buffets are served in the restaurant every morning, where a lunch menu is also available. Daytime snacks come courtesy of the pool bar if you’re feeling peckish. In high summer, it also serves cocktails.
Overview of Afitos
Halkidiki can be found in northern Greece. The area is known for its jutting peninsulas, and typically Mediterranean forests inland give way to sandy beaches in sheltered bays. A holiday to Halkidiki takes you away from the popular holiday islands, but allows you to explore an up-and-coming part of Greece’s beautiful mainland.
There’s a go-slow atmosphere that charms visitors to the Rigas Hotel, and it won’t take you long to adjust to the slow pace of life. With some of the best scenery in the country available close by, it’s easy to grab a drink at a coastal bar and watch the world go by.
Things to do in Halkidiki
The Rigas Hotel is only a 10-minute walk away from a quiet, sandy beach. It isn’t particularly active down here but although you may struggle for water sports, you’ll have plenty of space to soak up the sun and relax.
In a similar amount of time, you can also walk to the village of Afitos. The local church and museum here are real highlights, and patrons in the local tavernas will tell you all about the village’s history.
For something livelier, a taxi can take you to Kalithea, which you’ll reach in under 10 minutes. The busy old town here showcases the very best of traditional Greece, while the beautiful bay provides a picturesque dining spot.
Halkidiki is home to a stunning landscape, relaxed way of life and traditional Greek villages paved with cobbles. It’s a top spot for a break if you’re looking for somewhere away from the action.