There are a plethora of gorgeous, blue flag, crystal clear beaches in Halkidiki. Honestly, you can choose your hotel and the distance from Thessaloniki, and just assume there is a gorgeous beach nearby... because, there is!
We recommend Kallithea, Hanioti, Pefkohori and Sani beaches. There are at least 60 more to choose from that won't disappoint!
This is the area known as Possidi on the first "leg" of Halkidiki called "Kassandra." Remarkable and only a grain of sand in the unimaginable beauty that is Halkidiki!
Located in the North-Eastern corner of Greece you will find the brilliant city of Thessaloniki, complete with an international airport. The ride out to Halkidiki will depend upon where you are going, Possidi is about an hour's drive.
Halkidiki (Chalkidiki) is a peninsula with three legs: The first is Kassandra, then Sithonia and finally Athos.
With the exception of Athos (which is something like a monastery in its entirety), each leg offers a unique experience. You will find small and commercialized beach towns, little coves of privacy along the water, hotels of every category, a few apartments or rooms and private homes for rent. There are fantastic beach bars, restaurants and shops everywhere.
Halkidiki captures the essence of Greece in that it is not super commercialized, offers untouched beauty at every turn and is home to a generous local population.
Getting to Halkidiki
Nearby Thessaloniki offers an international airport. You can certainly rent a car and drive out to your hotel. This is a great adventure as you will have the ability to drive down to areas like Possidi and explore as much of Halkidiki as you like.
We also have an amazing, affordable transfer service that will meet you at the airport and take you right to your hotel. This service is very fairly priced, offers drivers that speak English and there are several sizes of clean, well equipped vans and cars.