Halkidiki (Chalkidiki), Greece
One of the most fertile and beautiful regions of Greece: Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos are the three peninsulas that make up the prefecture of Halkidiki. Land and sea. Tranquility and eternity. Beech, chestnut, willow, pine, and plane tree forests. Beaches and unique coves. Golden sand. Picturesque villages. Poteidea, Olynth and Stageira, Aristotle's birthplace.
Bays, beaches, many villages with rich night life, blue, transparent, and above all clear sea, makes Halkidiki, the unique destination, where connecting pleasure time and sailing holidays may be an ideal combination.
It is located only 60 Nm by yacht or one hour by car away from Thessaloniki, the metropolitan center of this area. The peninsula is rich in pine forests, life, color and scent. This is an authentic natural paradise. With its more than 500 km long coast,this area is considered one of most clearest and purest waters in Greece and Mediterranean.
An area rich in history and mythology, which dates back many centuries ago.
- Kassandra Peninsula, first finger of Halkidiki, named after the Macedonian king Cassander (Kassandros), who was married to the sister of Alexander the Great.
- Sithonia Peninsula, second finger, named after the son of the sea god Poseidon.
- Athos Peninsula, third finger of Halkidiki also called the Holy Mountain of Orthodoxy.