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Halkidiki

The three peninsulas of Halkidiki jut into the Aegean sea creating one fantastically varied holiday destination. Stay on Kassandra for its award winning beaches and popular tourist hotels that ensure families and couples alike have all they need for a relaxing Greek break in the sun. Visit Sithonia to discover small fishing villages tucked in secluded coastal bays and pine forests that roll down to the sea. The third peninsula, Mount Athos, is home to an ancient monastery and not accessible to visitors but you can enjoy a scenic boat trip to catch some beautiful pictures. Visit the birthplace of Aristotle and see the mosaic floors of Olynthus before returning to your resort hotel for an evening of cocktails and entertainment.

 

What you’ll love most about Halkidiki

  • Lounge on Halkidiki’s gorgeous beaches, such as Sani Beach and Kavourotripes, known for their turquoise waters and soft sands
  • Discover the region’s rich history by visiting ancient sites like the Petralona Cave and the ruins of Olynthos
  • Enjoy mouth-watering local dishes, including freshly caught seafood, traditional Greek meze, and honey from local producers
  • Stroll through scenic villages like Afitos and Arnea, experiencing traditional Macedonian architecture and warm hospitality
  • Experience the lively nightlife in Kallithea and Neos Marmaras, with their bustling bars, clubs, and beachfront parties
  • Dive into activities like hiking on Mount Athos, sailing around the peninsula’s stunning coastlines, and exploring hidden coves by kayak

Where to Book

  • Halkidiki's Port Glarokavos Lagoon Beach

  • Paliouri Halkidiki, Chrousou Beach

  • Possidi Cape Beach on Halkidiki's Kassandra Peninsula

  • The Mediterranean Sea viewed from a restaurant on Sithonia Peninsula, Halkidiki

  • Karidi Beach pine tree in Halkidiki

  • Kassandra Peninsula, Halkidiki

  • Sunset over Sarti Resort in Halkidiki

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 8℃
  • 10℃
  • 13℃
  • 18℃
  • 23℃
  • 28℃
  • 30℃
  • 30℃
  • 26℃
  • 19℃
  • 14℃
  • 9℃
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 5

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

Our Ratings

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Where to book


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eShores specialises in tailor-made multi-centre holidays, seamlessly blending multiple destinations into one trip. Explore the beauty of Thailand, island-hop the Greek islands, or embark on an epic American road trip – anything is possible. With consultants averaging 15 years’ experience, your dream holiday is in expert hands, so you can relax and enjoy the adventure!

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SPL Villas has curated a collection of beautiful villas within the most sought-after destinations across the Mediterranean. Family run, SPL Villas aim to truly look after their customers, by offering a full Covid-19 refund policy, independent financial protection, low deposits, and an unrivalled personal service.

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Tropical Sky offers luxury tailor-made tours and holidays specialising in providing expert travel advice and exceptional unhurried customer service. With a wealth of experience we will find the perfect trip for you.

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When it comes to booking a holiday, TUI know everyone likes something different – so they’ve designed getaways with you in mind. TUI Sensatori resorts are all about luxury, while TUI BLUE For All hotels cater for everyone, and the TUI BLUE For Two collection is just for adults.

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Value Added Travel is a specialist tour operator based in Croydon, UK. Having operated for over 22 years as a family business, they are specialists in the Middle East, Far East and the Indian Ocean.

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Hotels

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5* Avaton Luxury Resort & Villas

Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas, Relais & Châteaux, is a stylish and contemporary beachfront escape overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of Athos Peninsula in Halkidiki, Greece. Consisting of an exclusive collection of 56 luxury suites, villas and rooms, most with private pools and in-built sunbeds.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

5* Sani Beach

We love the exclusive and luxurious Sani Resort, and Sani Beach is one of our favourite choices for a fun family holiday to Greece. Located within an ecological reserve along Halkidiki’s Kassandra Peninsula, Sani Beach is just one of five hotels in this contemporary retreat.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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