“It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!” – Penelope Riley, Travel Absurdities
If you have visited Halkidiki, you would definitely remember as it is a place of great significance. A place filled with natural treasures, crystal sea-waters, high mountains, scenic villages and unexplored islets! A region rightfully regarded as the number one summer destination of Macedonia in Greece.
SPEED UP YOUR ANDRENALINE
Lovers of action will find numerous and exciting activities to do in Halkidiki; from water sports, scuba diving, sailing and hiking, to marked trails and cycling routes, there are so many roads to follow. Rent a bike and discover the charming villages of the Halkidiki peninsula and be enchanted by its splendor.
The emerald waters and the amazing beaches of Halkidiki in Greece, make this region perfect for water sports holidays. Dive in the azure and explore the underwater life of Halkidiki. Tip: try wake boarding to keep fit during your holidays and increase your skills with professional lessons.
FOLLOW THE WINE ROUTES
You can’t leave Halkidiki without taking a walk through its wine routes that lead to its fragrant wineries and vineyards. Combine a visit to the west part of Halkidiki in Northern Greece with a tour at a local winery and taste the best wine brands while surrounded by forests, mountains and blissful gardens. Don’t miss the opportunity to set off on a wine tour, especially when visiting with your other half!
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DIVE INTO THE STUNNING EMERALD WATERS
Halkidiki offers an infinite coastline of over 500 km with pine trees hanging over crystal waters, along the three peninsulas of Athos, Sithonia and Kassandra. Crystal clear and mesmerizing, the beaches of Halkidiki continue to receive a great number of blue flags.
Some of the best beaches in Halkidiki that you have probably visited or should visit are: the popular beach of Neos Marmaras, the Hanioti beach, the Sani beach, the Kalogria beach, the beach of Nea Fokaia and last but not least the secluded beach of Kavourotripes.
MUST SEE SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS
There are several islets near the coast of Halkidiki, which are worth visiting by boat such as Ammouliani which is known for its shallow and peaceful waters.
The region also features many sights of historic and religious importance inviting travelers to enjoy a truly unique culture experience in Halkidiki. The Tower of Prosforio in Ouranoupolis of monastic architecture is one of the most characteristic landmarks in the peninsula.
Explore the ruins of Zigou Abbey which is the oldest monastery right at the frontier of Mount Athos, the historical center of Polygyros which is the capital of Halkidiki and the well-known cave of Petralona which is covered with stalagmites and stalactites.
Halkidiki also has a few preserved villages worth exploring. Visit the traditional villages of Afitos in Kassandra, Old Nikiti in Sithonia and Arnea in Central Halkidiki which is the only village retaining its architectural identity.
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HOLIDAYS FOR ALL TASTES
Halkidiki is a place that caters to all tastes: From the vivid nightlife of Kassandra to the tranquil environs and turquoise beaches of Sithonia or the mystique sensation of Athos, Halkidiki will sure leave you breathless.
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Kassandra is the most famous peninsula of Halkidiki as it is located closest to Thessaloniki. Explore its cultivated fields, its hills blessed with lush vegetation and its pine forests. Then, take a walk to Sithonia’s rugged landscape and escape from the evolvement of civilization. Sithonia is as beautiful as a painted canvas of blue and green with fishermen’s hamlets and deserted beaches, wild forests and green meadows. Lose yourself in its magnificence and then follow the road to Mount Athos nestled into a commanding, overgrown and mysterious landscape. Land on this sacred place and live a true spiritual experience!
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THE PERFECT HOLIDAY RESORT
Combining the sea and mountain, the vivid nightlife with the rich cultural heritage and the modern way of living, Halkidiki is the ultimate place for people seeking romantic escapes, thrilling water sport adventures or family holidays.
Eagles Palace’s guests can live their own summer dream while indulging in a 5 star hotel and spa in Halkidiki and discover Halkidiki’s attractions, various leisure choices and secret wonders.
Come back to Eagles Palace during the last week of October and revive your summer memories in one of the most fascinating Spa hotels in Halkidiki. Alternatively, book your summer escapes for 2016 ahead of time, receive special discounts and add some extra value to your holidays!