Greece’s best beaches
Sun-seekers, you’ve lucked out in the golden sands stakes here, because most of the country’s Blue Flag beaches call Halkidiki home! And with 550km of tempting shoreline, you’re guaranteed a secluded spot in the shade or a marvellous suntrap. Shallow waters make this portion of the Greek coastline super for the little ones too.
Halkidiki ticks all the boxes for adventurous culture-seekers. The amazing site of ancient Olynthos, along with Aristotle’s birthplace in Stagira, are among the amazing archaeological sites right at your fingertips. The nearby city of Thessaloniki has a long list of museums to discover too – not to mention boutique shopping and a diverse dining scene.
From soaking up the culture in traditional towns like Afitos to heading to chilled-out bars and eateries to dine like a local, you’ll find Halkidiki is refreshingly laid-back. It’s great if you’re seeking solace and splendid weather away from the buzz of your typically busier Greek destinations. And thanks to tasty homegrown produce, the food is second to none.