The region of northern Greece and Halkidiki itself is abundant in interesting places that should be seen and visited. If you choose our Hotel Zephyros for accommodation in Greece, we will make your summer holiday more exciting and arrange excursions and tours to some of the most interesting destinations.
Near Halkidiki itself, a peninsula known for its crystal clear, warm and turquoise blue water and beautiful sandy beaches, there is also Thessaloniki, the biggest city and port in this part of the Balkans and the second biggest city in Greece. This gorgeous Mediterranean pearl will allure you with its squares, cafes and restaurants and its possibility for a phenomenal shopping.
You should visit the cave of Petralona with marvelous stalactites and stalagmites where 70,000 year-old Neanderthal skull was found.
Worldly famous monasteries on the tops of cliffs with a breathtaking view.
Sithonia and Athos
To visit the second and the third “finger”, Sithonia and Athos peninsulas, which Halkidiki is made of, together with Kassandra, we take you on a pirate ship on a whole day excursion. You will see small fishing towns and vineyards above Porto Caras in Sithonia and monasteries in Athos.
(Where to go for swimming, dinner and fun)
Well known tourist destinations Kalithea, Polichrono, Hanioti and Pefkohori have beautiful sandy beaches where tourists who stay there or nearby go for swimming. But if you want to enjoy the desert-like fine sand and always clear water then you should go to the following popular beaches that are placed out of inhabited places:
At the very beginning of Kassandra, and on the other side of above mentioned places, there is the most beautiful tourist resort made of a big marine and luxurious hotels and blocks of bungalows and apartments. You will enjoy the big sandy beach and many cafes, restaurants and boutiques lined round the marine where luxurious yachts and boats are rolling.
A sandy beach placed 3 km from Pefkohori towards Paliouri, with two beach bars and plenty of empty room without easy chairs and a free approach.
(it is also called Blue fish beach according to one of the bars placed on the central place) This is probably the most beautiful and the biggest sandy beach which is located in a big inlet with several beach bars, very fine sand and always transparent clear water. It is located several kilometres from Golden beach, between Pefkohori and Paliouri, closer to the later one.
In every town on this coast you will find many shops with souvenirs, taverns and cafes, and we especially recommend Aphitos, with its old nucleus made of stone houses and narrow streets and a gorgeous panoramic square with lined taverns and cafes where you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the whole gulf, and where you can feel the charm of the real Mediterranean at its best.
Restaurants and Cafes
Every town you choose for walking, dinner or just to drop in for a drink, you will find enough fish taverns, cafes and restaurants with international cuisine that can satisfy all your wishes and senses.
Night Life and Clubbing
The central place of a night life is a plateau at the exit of Kalithea towards Kriopigi where night clubs and discotheques are concentrated and all people in a mood for groovy nights from all Kassandra come, and at weekend a great number of Thessaloniki inhabitants come here in search for fun.