Halkidiki – Peninsula on Greek's North Coast
Halkidiki holidays perhaps aren't the most well known when it comes to Greek destinations, but there you will have the choice of many great resorts which all kinds of tourists can enjoy.
Halkidiki is known because of its trident-like peninsula in the north of Greece. There are various lively and relaxing coastal resorts to choose from which allow holidaymakers to handpick the destination that suits them this summer.
Landing at Thessaloniki International Airport you will find that you are only 30 minutes or so from getting to you resort on holidays to Halkidiki.
Choosing accommodation will be very easy, because whatever type of holiday you are looking to enjoy, The hotels and apartments available in Halkidiki will offer the best rooms to suit your needs. In the more family orientated resorts where relaxation is the key there will be plenty of top class hotels rated from 3 to 5 stars, providing its guests with luxury and comfort with various facilities and amenities. Those looking to spend more on the evening will find low cost rooms available in resorts where self catering apartments are the more common form of accommodation. If you want to relax with luxury and isolation then select from holiday villas, Halkidiki really does cater for everyone.
There is a regular and reliable public transport system running in the area which allows you to travel between various resorts along the coast, furthering your adventure on holiday here.
Halkidiki – Sightseeing & Activities
The beach always offers as much and as little as any holidaymaker could want when on Halkidiki holidays. If you are in one of the more relaxed and laid back family and couples resorts then you will find the beach is the perfect place to sunbathe in peace. In the more lively resorts you will be able to choose from the many water sports that are readily available over summer, including jet skiing and water skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling, windsurfing, paragliding or you could even hire a pedal boat and venture out into the Aegean Sea at your own pace.
Halkidiki holidays are blessed with a sumptuous countryside which is great for exploring on hikes and bike rides. Tourists often head off on Halkidiki travel to discover the true beauty of this part of Greece. On your journey along the hilly landscape you will encounter some stunning views of the whole region.
Greece is well known for being a country steeped in culture and fascinating history and much of it can be viewed in and around Halkidiki. Places of note include Mount Athos which is a popular climb with tourists and is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cave of Petralona is another ‘must visit’ where the skull and bones of Archantropus were found. Spend time on your Halkidiki holidays exploring the Thessaloniki and Olynthos arceological sites too.
Around your resort you will find various popular activates to enjoy including min golf and arcades among others. Shopping is another popular activity to enjoy during holidays to Halkidiki. All resort will offer basic souvenir, food and clothing shops, but will come down to each specific resort if you are looking for designer goods.
Halkidiki – Cuisine & Nightlife
On arrival you will find that Halkidiki as a whole is a very traditional part of Greece and you can expect many of the restaurants available to serve popular national dishes. Along with many Greek favourites, seafood will also be a regular among menus in restaurants, both which must be sampled, if not you will have missed some great tasting food. For those who prefer to stick to foods they are more familiar with, there are Italian and Chinese restaurants located around most resorts on Halkidiki holidays.
If you find yourself in one of more low key and less lively resorts then you will be happy to hear that there are a few options though bars and pubs won’t stay open too late so evening are never loud and lively. However, the resort which attract the younger generation will have plenty of bars and pubs feeding the evening party atmosphere. Late on there will be a few clubs on offer where people can dance and drink long into the night on a Halkidiki holiday.
Halkidiki – Weather & Climate
Greece is blessed with some terrific weather all year long and Halkidiki holidays offer you the chance to enjoy it. Over summer you can enjoy high temperatures of over 20°C on average. July and August are considered the hottest months as they provide temperatures reaching up to 30°C, also during those months the days offer 12 hours of sunshine to enjoy the great weather. Rainfall is practically non-existent over summer, so you can leave your jackets at home.
Winter isn’t as warm as summer which I’m sure will come as no surprise, but you can still expect warm temperatures and plenty of sun. Certain months such as September and November still enjoy temperatures above 10°C along with 5 hours of sunshine too. Most of the year’s rainfall comes in December and January, but once February comes to a close the warm sun returns, which is ideal for those looking to enjoy an early Easter break.