This fabled land, nestled in the heart of Central Macedonia, whispers tales of ancient Ionian cities, philosophers, and bygone wars fought on its land and shores.
The rhythmic pulse of Halkidiki’s life flows through the capital, Polygyros, and the largest town, Nea Moudania, while the Cholomontas mountains stand vigil over the region like timeless sentinels. With its revered monasteries, the peninsulas of Kassandra, Sithonia, and the enigmatic Mount Athos captivate the traveller with their serene beaches and verdant landscapes.
In the footsteps of intrepid explorers and keen-eyed observers, one cannot help but be enthralled by the storied past of this land. Ancient colonies from Euboea and Andros once flourished here, leaving their indelible mark upon the soil. The birthplace of the great Aristotle, Halkidiki played a crucial role in the Peloponnesian War and witnessed the rise and fall of Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Now a bustling summer destination with multifaceted natural landscapes, Halkidiki was recently voted by Lonely Planet as one of the 30 best destinations in the world to unwind as part of its “Best in Travel 2023”. Although modern and innovative in many of its accommodations, leisure activities and gastronomy, Halkidiki still embraces its deep history, cradling it gently in the arms of verdant hills and sapphire waters, a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered by the wandering soul.