Popular Lettings in Halkidiki
Highlights in Halkidiki
- Fantastic water activities
- Incredible little villages
- Stunning and pristine beaches
- Organic handmade soap
- Fabulous hiking and cycling trails
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Halkidiki
If your next stop is Halkidiki, you might need to look for a beautiful villa in Kassandra or Sithonia , two of its three peninsulas. The third one is only accessed by men with special permission. For traditional villas stay in central villages like Agios Nikitas, Parthenonas, Afitos or Cassandria. However, if you are looking for beaches, sun and stunning views choose a villa in Neos Marmaras, Nea Phokea, Nikiti, or Nea Skioni. Enjoy the promenades and lovely coastal landscapes by its calm beaches and sheltered bays.Superb villas
Stone walls and typical Greek architecture for villas in traditional villages in secluded and interior areas. In contraposition, find modern and exclusive villas close to the beach, with lovely garden areas and patios to enjoy your summer nights with friends, family or your partner. Embrace the Greek lifestyle staying and living like a local in your new home, either for a short break or a long stay. Comfortable lounges and spacious rooms for everyone, fully equipped kitchens and swimming pools to cool off and beat the summer heat.
Travellers and activities
If you are one of those who need to stay in touch with nature during the holidays, in Halkidiki you will enjoy the pleasure of hiking and cycling through the most beautiful landscapes of Mount Holomondas. Surrounded by thick woods of oaks and pine trees covering the roads and slopes of this lush natural setting. For those wanting a bike tour, there is Break Free MTB to help you out. With a team providing triple assistance (a guide at the front, one at the back and a car with a first aid kit and repair kits) you can hike or cycle up to the top. Your choice!Halkidiki for water sports lovers
The stunning beaches of Halkidiki offer great offers for those who want to make the most of their holiday while they are at the beach. The peninsulas are dotted with many beaches and coastal resorts with lots of water activities. So, besides swimming, for some activity in the water head to Neos Marmaras, Sarti, Kallithea, Vourvourou, Haniotis or Pefkohori. Test your balance with SUP, ride on a banana or a giant doughnut (ringos) and get on a speedboat or a jet ski to feel the wind when you ride the waves. Kayaking, canoeing, snorkelling, windsurfing. Endless possibilities to try every day of the week. As you can see, boredom has no space here! Come and join the crew!
Did you know that Aristotle was born in Stageira and has a park dedicated to him in Stagira?
Top 7 travel tips in Halkidiki
The middle finger or the middle peninsula is Sithonia, the second peninsula of Halkidiki, known for its pristine beaches and azure waters such as Kavourotripes, Karidi and Kalamitsi Beach just to name a few as they are around 100! Choosing the one you might like is not an easy job, is it? Orange Beach, and Nikiti are great for families. Trani Ammouda, Porto Koufo and Toroni are great for water sports. Finally, Paradise Beach or Spathies are quiet and small beaches to enjoy with more privacy. Sithonia offers a great coastline and a wide range of beaches to choose from. Decide the one you like the best and pack your bags!2. Take a walk back through time
Escape the sunny beaches and spend a day in Arnea, where you will appreciate the Macedonian architecture and the flagstone paved streets, wooden balconies and colourful walls. It will take you back in time. You can visit the Weaving Museum of Arnea, hike all the way up to the ruins of castle Neposia or head to Domaine Claudia Papayianni, one of the recommended wineries for a good wine tasting. Sample some of the best wines of the region!3. Buy a handmade soap in Polygyros
Polygyros is the capital of Halkidiki. There is a traditional method for making soap with the oil produced in the area, that families used to do at home in the garden. Nowadays, some establishments continue to craft these local products at some workshops. The soaps are very well presented in wonderful packaging. The fragrance comes from the natural scents added to the soap such as pine, lavender, bay or eucalyptus. Vasilakis Soaps is one of the most known and you can find their soaps at many shops around Halkidiki.4. Visit a 700-year old village
This is a must during any visit to Sithonia. A Macedonian small village nestled up in the hills that still retains some nostalgic romance in the air. The quaint village is plenty of stone house with so many colourful flowers decorating walls, balconies and gardens. Not so long ago, they opened a local History and Folklore Museum where the old school was. In here, you can learn more about the past of the region and admire some pottery, artifacts and a picture of Athanasios Xanthopoulos, in front of piles of coal, when the area was in the coal trade. In the summer they host a film festival during which, classic films are screened in the main square.5. Take in the wonders of Ouranoupoli
Ouranoupoli is an ancient city with great history and it is the last village of the third peninsula, Athos. It was built in a strategic location. Tower Prosforios is where Asian refugees settled after the war and is the largest and most well preserved fortified building. Many people swim the waters underneath the impressive building, which can be seen perfectly from the water.6. Fall in love with Mount Athos
Mount Athos is Halkidiki’s holy mountain, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This monastic region is the oldest surviving one in the world. The religious importance of the area, with several monasteries, hermitages and retreats has turned it into a place of high demand that can only be visited if you book it way in advance with one of the monasteries. Be patient, sometimes it can take up to six months to do so. If you cannot wait that long, then, take a boat tour and see it from the sea.7. Take a day trip to Thessaloniki
Take you time and enjoy a day in the second largest city of Greece. This coastal city boasts lots of Roman architecture as well as Byzantine. Visit the iconic White Tower of Thessaloniki, the Arch of Galerius, the circular temple of Rotonda or have a nice coffee at the Aristotelous Square, plenty of nice and welcoming cafes. Lunch and dinner is the time to head to their fabulous restaurants, bars and tavernas. Enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere while immersing in the culinary bites and washing it down with the best Greek wine of the region.