Pine forests, olive groves, a coastline of spectacular beauty and crystal clear water - This is how we would describe Chalkidiki in a short but very accurate way.
Chalkidiki is probably the most popular destination in the northern mainland Greece. However ,this doesn't mean overcrowded places at all. Chalkidiki has a place for everyone, whether you fancy a cosmopolitan holiday, or a relaxing holiday away from the crowds, just you and the nature. Chalkidiki combines everything someone would like in their summer holiday, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, isolated bays great local food, nightlife, outstanding landscapes for on-shore activities, archaeological sites, religious sites and anything else you can imagine.
The weather is simply amazing during the summer. It 's quite normal to hear from locals(with a dose of overselling) saying that it never rains in Chalkidiki in summer!
And in case you get a good taste of Chalkidiki and want to keep exploring, Sporades Islands is just 40 NM from Nea Skioni, just 6-8 hours sailing. Check our brief article about Sporades here.
One of the biggest advantages of Chalkidiki is the ease getting there. Thessaloniki airport is less than an hour away from the middle of Kassandra or Sithonia by car. If you are entering Greece by car anyway that's even better - no need to get into a plane or ferry. Just drive up to your preferred port or marina and you are ready to sail!
Why sailing in Chalkidiki?
Easy access by land or plane
Combination of natural beauty & cosmopolitan lifestyle
Plenty of protected gulfs to spend the night on anchor
Beautiful beaches and natural environment
Quality local products:
Olives and olive oil
Enjoy the sun in the spectacular beach of Possidi in Kassandra, the Kavourotrypes beach with the exotic blue waters in Sithonia, the sandy beaches in Ammouliani and Drenia islands or any other beach or bay of the 550km of coastline in Chalkidiki. Explore picturesque villages like Afytos, Kassandrino and Nea Skioni. Experience the nightlife of Kalithea and Chaniotis. Visit organised marinas like Sani, Miraggio and Porto Karra and have a luxurious break from your adventure.
There are so many things to see and do in Chalkidiki that would take hundreds of lines of text to include everything and surely we would still miss so many things. You can visit Chalkidiki Tourism Organisation's website for more details or you can simply get in touch with us. We will be happy to have a chat over skype or phone.
Must-visit beaches: Possidi and Paliouri beach
Have a luxurious break in Sani resort and/or Mirragio Thermal Spa resort
Try fresh fish in Nea Skioni's taverns
Get a spa treatment or play some golf at Porto Carras resort
Visit the organised settlements of Nikiti and Neos Marmaras
Make sure to stop at Kavourotrypes for a swim. Its rocky coast with the pine trees hanging over its crystal clear water will amaze you!
Ammouliani and Mount Athos:
Make a stop in Ammouliani island, the only inhabites island of Chalkidiki. Ideal for swimming and diving.
Sail across mount Athos, the centre of the Orthodox Monasticism and experience the virgin natural landscape and the impressive Monasteries that stand there for centuries.