Halkidiki is a large peninsula in northern Greece, just a few km south of Thessaloniki, the second largest city of the country. This large peninsula ends in three smaller peninsulas: Kassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos.
While Mount Athos is a monastic community where no entrance is allowed, except with special permission and only to men, Kassandra and Sithonia are tourist-developed places. There you will find beaches with crystal water, lovely villages, archaeological sites and various entertainment options, from beach bars that stay open all night till secluded fish taverns by the sea.
With a coastline of 550 km, Halkidiki has the best beaches in Greece. Sandy or pebbled, organized or remote, all beaches are clean and they are surrounded by gorgeous nature. In some tourist villages, you can also practice summer sports, such as water sports, sailing or scuba diving.
Read about Vourvourou
One of the most impressive places in Halkidiki, Vourvourou is located in the peninsula of Sithonia. The crystal water and the lush forest impress visitors at first sight.
Off the coast of Vourvourou, there are nine tiny islands with secluded beaches. You can take the boat to Diaporos, the largest island of Vourvourou that is found just across the village. Along the beach, there are delicious fish taverns and lovely cafeterias.
In Vourvourou, you can also visit the settlement of the fishermen, with the old traditional houses where fishermen live till today. From there, you can get fresh fish every day. An ideal place to calm and relax, Vourvourou also serves as a convenient base for excursions all over Halkidiki.
From the beach 1.5km
From Thessaloniki 120km
From airport 115km
From supermarket, taverns, restaurants 200m
From health center 13 km