Hanioti – Coast of the Kassandra Peninsula of Halkidiki
Experience a sunny and relaxing break this year courtesy of Hanioti holidays this summer. Hanioti is a laid back resort which makes it ideal for families and couples looking to enjoy each other’s company in exotic weather. The scenery is stunning and Hanioti beach is in pristine condition, so much so that it has been awarded the European Blue Flag because of its high level of cleanliness.
Flights to the region land at Thessaloniki International Airport which is located quite a distance away, so you transfer could take up to two hours. This isn’t all bad, though, as you can take the time to enjoy the breathtaking beauty that the landscape of Halkidiki is blessed with.
The accommodation available in Hanioti is ideal for families and couples looking to relax in comfortable surroundings. Hotels are rated between 2 to 4 stars and offer all the typical facilities and amenities which holidaymakers have come to expect. All inclusive options are available to save on washing up after the family, something you are most likely to get away from for a fortnight or so. Great value accommodation can be found also in the Hanioti apartments providing great self catering facilities.
Public transport regularly runs up and down the coast during the day allowing tourists to travel to nearby resorts to further their exploration on Hanioti holidays. Cars and bikes are available for hire allowing you to travel in your own time.
Hanioti – Sightseeing & Activities
As previously mentioned Hanioti beach has been awarded the European Blue Flag, so you should feel more than comfortable about pulling up a sun lounger and soaking up the hours of sun whilst your children play. If relaxing under the sun is only good for a few hours before you become restless, then you can try one of the many water sports available along the long stretch of beach. The water sports on offer include windsurfing, jet and water skiing, scuba diving and paragliding. Many enjoy hiring out pedal boats to explore the Hanioti coast at their own pace.
The mountains throughout Halkidiki offer plenty of points of interest including Mount Athos which has various monasteries which are still used today. The Caves of Petralona are another popular area worth visiting on an excursion during your stay in Hanioti. You can jump aboard one of the boat trips which take tourists to other resorts along the coast and over to neighbouring islands in the Aegean Sea for a day.
Many tourists appreciate just exploring the natural countryside of Hanioti during the day with the aim of creating their own adventure and uncovering picturesque views of the region by travelling over the hilly landscape.
You will find plenty of souvenir shops in Hanioti where you are able to pick up the perfect memento of your holiday. You can also find shops selling clothes, jewellery and perfumes and after shaves.
Hanioti – Cuisine & Nightlife
In this area of Greece seafood is particularly popular amongst the local people, so you can expect many restaurants to dedicate much of their menu’s to it. Similarly in Hanioti there will be many traditional Greek dishes on offer, both of which you should try during your stay. Those who don’t particularly like Mediterranean foods will have the option of British, Italian and Chinese restaurants that are located throughout Hanioti. Those who will be self catering can pick up various food goods from the mini markets available around the resort.
The nights are fairly quiet which is expected due to the large amount of families and couples which visit the resort. In the heart of the village there are a few bars where you can enjoy a few drinks to wind down the day. There you can sip on cocktails and enjoy some karaoke. For a very late and lively evening head north along the coast till you reach Kallithea which has many clubs for tourists to enjoy.
Hanioti - Weather & Climate
The resort of Hanioti is blessed with natural beauty as well as enjoying many days of relentless sunshine and terrific weather. Summer, as you may have guessed, is the best time to visit Hanioti for the best of the weather. The hottest summer months are July and August where the temperatures often exceed highs of 30°C. You can also enjoy 12 hours of sun a day during summer which allows holidaymakers to work on a great tan down at Hanioti beach.
Winter manages to stay warm for the most of time though temperatures will be nowhere near the highs of summer. Coming into November temperature will begin to fall leading into the wet season which will carry on through till February. Temperatures during the day mainly remain above 10°C, though nights experience colder weather. Most days you can still enjoy around 5 hours of sun a day and can offer a fine alternative to the bitter winters back home.