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Green & Blue
Shaped like Poseidon’s trident and sticking out into the Aegean Sea, Halkidiki is a treat for visitors. Lush green forests that reach right down to the beach, golden sunlight reflected in the turquoise waters, a traditional style with a rich gastronomic and cultural heritage. Endless coves, unique archaeological sites, perfectly preserved Christian monuments and a host of unexplored treasures, all add their own rich touch to the unique canvas which is Halkidiki. The peninsula of Halkidiki consists of the cosmopolitan Kassandra, known as the scene of the Battle of the Giants against Hercules in ancient Greek mythology, Sithonia which is a magical place of green forests and blue sea, and Mount Athos, the world’s only monastic state, home to twenty historic monasteries.
They say that nowhere else Greece can boast beaches like those of Halkidiki. The region has the perfect combination of that distinctive Greek light, unspoiled landscapes, colors and fragrances. The glorious natural setting is complemented by the rich gastronomic fare of the region and the living religious traditions of its people.
This is a place where all your senses will come to life, either on the endless expanses of sand of the fashionable, cosmopolitan beaches or in the intimacy of the many secluded bays and coves. The scent of the pine trees and the brine of the sea combine to relax the body and spirit, leaving you at peace to enjoy the grandeur of the region’s famous, seductive sunrises and sunsets… Truly a place of dreams, and your dream has only just begun…
Get to know Halkidiki and enjoy truly unforgettable vacation for all tastes!
There is the cosmopolitan Kassandra, known as the scene of the Battle of the Giants against Hercules in ancient Greek mythology, Sithonia which is a magical place of green forests and blue sea and Mount Athos, the world’s only monastic state, home to twenty historic monasteries.
The 3 prongs
Kassandra is the most westerly of the three prongs of Halkidiki. It is remarkable for its exquisite beaches, pinewoods and small villages. Bound together as one entity, they unfold before the visitor’s eyes as a different, pure and beautiful world which might well have been created in accordance with the realm of one’s dreams.
The middle prong of the Halkidiki peninsula, Sithonia, offers similar natural beauty in its countryside with fine, sandy beaches, picturesque small harbors, peaceful fishermen’s hamlets and well wooded expanses. In these surroundings the visitor has a unique opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature at its best.
The eastern prong of Halkidiki is called Mount Athos and is a mountain and peninsula as well. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and autonomous polity in the Hellenic Republic. Athos is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople. Today Greeks commonly refer to Mount Athos as the “Holy Mountain”. Most of its inhabitants are Orthodox monks living in monasteries, sketae, cells and hermitages.