Halkidiki or Chalkidiki
Halkidiki or Chalkidiki is a peninsula, southeast of the city of Thessaloniki (Greece's
second largest city). With its characteristic three peninsulas
(Kassandra, Sithonia, Athos), it resembles a trident piercing the
Sunny, golden sandy beaches, deep and picturesque gulfs, traditional
villages and modern tourist resorts, small islands and sheltered
bays, pine-clad hills descending to the sea, Mediterranean climate
and magnificent natural beauty compose the picture of today's Halkidiki.
The capital of Chalkidiki is Poligiros, located in the center
of Halkidiki (69 km from Thessaloniki). Transportation is made
mainly by car or by bus and the closest airport is "Airport Macedonia",
near the city of Thessaloniki.
No matter where you go, Chalkidiki cannot fail to please you.
Throughout, an effort has been made to develop tourist facilities
that are in keeping with the natural surroundings. Most of the
hotels and private homes in the area are built in the traditional
Macedonian style, designed to enhance rather then detract from
the environment. In planning for tourism, the people of Chalkidiki
have tried to make their resorts as appealing and as ecologically
sound as possible.