What to do & see at Chalkidiki
A place of spectacular natural beauty and dramatic settings, Chalkidiki boasts a great number of activities and sightseeing options for even the most demanding travellers.
Due to its stunning coastline, measuring 550km, and impressive morphology, both Kassandra & Sithonia offer an amazing setting for diving and yachting fans. Turquoise, transparent waters that reflect the overwhelming green colours of the lust nature of the shores and mainland, a rich seabed and numerous islets and small coves will astonish visitors who decide to either spend their holidays on a luxurious yacht or just choose to tour around those breathtaking landscapes for a day cruise.
Being one of the most popular tourist resorts in Greece, Chalkidiki features a great number of ultra-luxurious resorts and exquisite private villas where guests can succumb in utterly pampering wellness experiences and gastronomic delights made with local products.
A tour around the most beautiful traditional villages, such as Afytos, Polychrono with its charming lake, Neos Marmaras and Kryopigi is definitely a must as it is the perfect way to enjoy the gorgeous beauty of the landscape, enjoy mouthwatering local specialties and unwind in the invigorating ambience of this stunning place.
Culture lovers will also find a great variety of monumental sites to visit, such as the Aristotle Park in Stagira village featuring a great array of early science instruments, the numerous ancient sites and longstanding towers, as well as a many historical, archaeological and folklore museums. For adventure lovers Chalkidiki is also a paradise since it features many trekking paths and cycling routes, watersports activities and even horse riding facilities.
Best beaches at Chalkidiki
Among the most popular beaches of Chalkidiki, Kavourotrypes or Orange beach is found at Sithonia and features a light-coloured sandy coast surrounded by lush pine trees, shallow, emerald waters and a striking view to Mount Athos.
Located at Kassandra, Portes is a Blue Flag awarded, long sandy coast with shallow warm waters, thus ideal for families with young children. The beach is mostly organized and offers various watersports facilities and surfing equipment.
Geoponika or Mykoniatika beach is one of the blue flag beaches of the western coast of Chalkidiki and close to Thessaloniki. A popular fully organized coast with whitish sand, crystal clear waters and vibrant beach bars.
Another blue flag beach near Thessaloniki featuring amazing azure and warm waters and a long, wide coast with light beige sand. Although it is quite organized, the beach is very calm and quiet and is suggested for families.
Strange rock formations in the sea and the shore, white sand and small pebbles, a setting to die for and total calmness are the highlights of Kakoudia beach. A nature lover’s heaven, Kakoudia is non-organized, found near Ierissos.
Found at the third “leg” of Chalkidiki, Mount Athos, and very close to Ouranoupolis, this beach is ideal for either those who wish to have a relaxing day at the beach or party lovers. White sand, a blue infinite horizon and amazing views to Mount Athos.
One of the most popular beach resorts with thin, white sand and crystalline, clean waters, Ouranoupolis is a must-visit for an energizing day at the beach. Numerous beach bars and taverns are scattered throughout the area.
Nature aficionados will surely be amazed by this stunning coast found on the islet of Ammouliani. Lush verdant hills, a whitish coast and emerald waters magically match with the serene aura of this place promising an utterly invigorating day excursion.
As its name implies, Megali Ammos is a long, wide sandy cast also found on the islet of Ammouliani. Mostly organized with striking views to the islets across, the beach boasts a charming natural setting and calm ambience.
A majestic landscape dotted by rock formations smoothened by the sea and wind, natural caves and fine, powder-like sand, Vourvourou is a beautiful beach of pristine natural beauty, crystal clear waters and overwhelming views.
Tripiti or Agios Pavlos is a blue-flag awarded coast very close to Ouranoupolis with a sunkissed coast of thin white sand and turquoise horizon. Its clear, warm and shallow waters are ideal for young children while it also offers watersports options.
A quiet, secluded and calm coast found at Sithonia, the middle “leg” of Chalkidiki, Sykia beach is perfect for a full day at the beach. Its tropical colours, overwhelming beauty and invigorating energy will enchant visitors for a lifetime.