Halkidiki – You’ve been here in your dreams…
They say that nowhere in Greece can boast beaches like those of Halkidiki!
The region has the perfect combination of that distinctive Greek light, unspoiled landscapes, colours and fragrances. And the glorious natural setting is complemented by the rich culinary fare of the region and the living religious traditions of its people, manifested in a host of feast days and other ceremonies and rituals. This is a place where all your senses will come to life, whether on the endless expanses of sand of the fashionable, cosmopolitan beaches, or in the intimacy of the many secluded bays and coves. The scent of the pine trees and the salt brine of the sea combine to relax the body and spirit, leaving you at peace to enjoy the grandeur of the region’s famed sunrises and sunsets. It is said that the great philosopher Aristotle loved the honey of Halkidiki, and you too will love the land and the rich produce of its gardens and orchards.
The region is formed of three peninsulas or ‘feet’, each with its own unique charm, history and magic.
There is Kassandra or Pallini, scene of the Battle of the Giants in ancient mythology; Sithonia, a magical place of green forest and blue sea; and Mt. Athos, the world’s only monastic state, home to twenty historic monasteries.
Truly a place of dreams, and you dream has only just begun……..