A guide to Best Hotels in Halkidiki

This stunning region occupies three jutting peninsulas in the north of Greece. It offers everything you could want from a Mediterranean holiday – undulating green hills, ancient ruins and miles of sun-kissed coastline. Pretty villages such as Afitos and Kriopigi offer a laid-back atmosphere, while fun-loving Kalithea is a more upbeat nightlife spot. There are a range of accommodation options on offer, from relaxing luxury breaks to resorts designed with families in mind. Here are 10 hand-picked favourites.

Aegean Aparthotel

This friendly hotel is run by two brothers, and its welcoming atmosphere makes it popular with tourists. Inside is decorated in a retro style and outside is all Mediterranean charm, with a sociable pool area and traditional outdoor bar serving drinks and snacks. It’s renowned for its weekly barbecue party nights. The hotel is located in Kriopigi, just a 15-minute stroll from a Blue Flag beach.

Ammos Studios and Apartments

If you’re looking for a budget break, this small, family-run hotel comes highly recommended. Simple studios and apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, but there’s also a bar serving Greek classics if you don’t want to cook. There’s a bijou pool surrounded by loungers where you can soak up the sun, and a sociable bar, too. The hotel is based in Polichrono, 300m from the beach.

Royal Hotel and Suites

This upmarket, modern hotel has a large, L-shaped pool where you can relax on a sun lounger. You’ll also find a kid’s playground, a mini-golf course and a giant chess set in the spacious grounds. The contemporary Symposion restaurant serves a breakfast buffet and Mediterranean cuisine in the evening. The hotel has an enviable location in Polichrono, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach.

Ikos Olivia

For those wanting a luxury holiday, this stylish newly opened hotel comes highly recommended. The hotel is set in 22 acres of garden, with green lawns and olive groves. There are four large outdoor pools, a chic spa, and five restaurants serving everything from Asian fusion to classic French cuisine. What’s more, the hotel is situated on a stunning white-sand beach near Gerakini.

Grecotel Pella Beach

This hotel is set up for upmarket relaxation, with its contemporary interiors, large pool and sun-dappled gardens with ocean views. It’s family-friendly, too, with a playground and a packed programme of activities, including water sports. There’s a buffet restaurant and a beachfront taverna serving Greek classics and freshly caught fish. You’ll find this hotel on the beach in Hanioti.

Rigas Hotel

This small yet stylish hotel has a lot to offer those looking for a relaxing break. From gorgeous contemporary rooms to a fine-dining restaurant, you can really treat yourself here. Outside there’s a pool and a stylish cocktail bar, offering stunning ocean views of Toroneos bay. A beautiful sandy beach is just 10 minutes’ walk away, as is the traditional fishing village of Afitos.


A popular pick for both couples and families, this hotel in Ouranoupolis offers something for everyone. There’s a kids’ pool and a playground, as well as a programme of family-friendly activities. Meanwhile, adults will love the large spa, which boasts a heated indoor pool, a Turkish bath and sauna alongside an extensive list of treatments. The large outdoor pool has excellent ocean views – and there’s a beautiful sandy beach right across the road.

TUI BLUE Lagoon Princess

Spoil the family at this newly opened luxury hotel. It boasts five pools and a spa complete with gym and steam room, which you can enjoy while the kids are kept busy with a programme of fun activities. Dine al fresco at Green and Grill, and tuck into delicious Greek dishes at a traditional taverna. You’ll be wowed by the hotel’s design-led interiors, and luxurious rooms decorated in a palette of sea-green and white. The hotel is 500m from Kalives village, right next to a stunning beach.