Chalkidiki, or Halkidiki, is located in the southeastern portion of Central Macedonia. The Cholomon mountains lie in the north central area and consist of a large peninsula in the Aegean Sea, which resemble a hand with three fingers – Kassandra, Sithonia, and Agion Oros are found on each of the “fingers”.
Chalkidiki, the place of the peninsulas with luxuriant green, of the fascinating mountain of Holomontas, of the endless sandy beaches, but also of the Archanthropus of the Petralona cave and of the Holy Mountain, is in fact an immense tourist resort close enough to Thessaloniki. High quality tourist facilities and other services offer to the visitors a high level of staying within an excellent natural environment, very close to the big transport and economic hub of Thessaloniki.
Polygyros is the capital of Halkidiki, and is found in the center of the peninsula. Poligyros is built amphitheatrically style on the foot of Mt. Holomon. Visitors to Polygyros can see the archaeological museum which holds many pieces from excavations in the area.
Kassandra is the most western of the three “fingers” of Halkidiki. Kassandra features wonderfully extensive and sandy beaches and small, quaint villages. The landscape and surrounding area of Kassandra is almost dreamlike in beauty and charm.
Sithonia is the middle “finger” of the peninsula, and features a natural beauty in the landscape with sandy beaches, picturesque harbors, and well wooded areas. Sithonia gives you a wonderful area in which to appreciate the natural beauty of Greece.
There is natural beauty found throughout Halkidiki, almost to the point that you assume it has remained untouched by civilization for centuries. With the majestic mountains that succeed each other, the wonderfully cool valleys with clusters of trees growing among amazingly colored wild flowers, and the Aegean Sea, which laps on the shores of the three prongs of the peninsula, you will instantly get the feeling that you have left civilization, and found a new, undiscovered world in Halkidiki.