Located not far from Thessaloniki, (Greece’s second largest city) Halkidiki attracts countless tourists every summer. And every year it gets better and better. This charming peninsula in Greece seduces tourists with its stunning beaches, verdant nature, very popular nightlife, yummy food, especially fresh fish and a magnificent view from seaside restaurants. Speaking about the food, Halkidiki offers you many cuisines : from traditional petite taverns right next to the sea to luxury gourmet restaurants. That’s why Halidiki is represented as the best foodie destination in the entire region of Macedonia.
Diaporos is one of the most stunning and authentic island of nine islands that belong to Sithonia peninsula of Chalkidiki. Situated in the bay of Vourvourou village in northern Greece, it represents a pure pleasure for eyes and soul. Located on a private bay, Diaporos island is literally unforbidden paradise for every single yachtsman lover and owner in Halkidiki.Continue Reading
Mount Athos, which is forbidden to women and children, is the oldest surviving monastic community in the world. An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos is governed by its own local administration. Also called the Holy Mount since it’s completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God. Everyone who visited it is impressed by it’s unspoilt natural beauty and the relaxing atmosphere.
Since I am not a man and I don’t have the guts to get dressed as a man and snuck into a monastery, I will never have the chance to visit this place. Fortunately my friend Panagiotis, who happens to be a really good photographer, visited recently Mount Athos and let me share with you the photos of the mysterious land where myth is entwined with history and miracles mingle with reality. Let’s enjoy the journey to the Holy Mount Athos through the stunning photos of Panagiotis Karousos.Continue Reading
Paliouri beach is undoubtedly the prettiest beach of Kassandra, the first peninsula of Halkidiki. The combination of the deep blue crystal clear water, the dreamlike sandy beach and the green scenery of the pine-covered hills impress every visitor.Continue Reading
Portokali Beach or Kavourotrupes (meaning crab holes) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Halkidiki. The scenery is really amazing, crystal clear water, sand and white rocks….simply the best beach in Sithonia. But unfortunately if you want to enjoy swimming there you should avoid the months of July and August. During these months, especially on weekends, this paradise is overcrowded. It is also one of the most popular beaches for free camping.Continue Reading
Paliouri beach is probably the prettiest beach of the first peninsula of Halkidiki. It is located on the end of the peninsula Kassandra, about 1 hour and 45 min drive from Thessaloniki. There are several nice beach bars on walking distance as Lefki Ammos and Koursaros but the most luxury one is Cabana. I love this place. Relaxing! Refreshing! And very summery!!!Continue Reading
There’s something magical about beach bars. When someone says “go to your happy place,” I’d bet that 90 percent of people picture a beach. With a cocktail in hand, the warm sand between your toes and the soothing sound of the waves crashing you’ve officially left your worries behind for a laidback and carefree life—even if just for a few days. The beaches in Halkidiki are like a secret that only Greeks know about. Characterized by fine white sand, crystal clear turquoise waters, lush surroundings and cool beach bars they are practically perfect, and just because it’s not an island does not mean you should stay away. Below are listed the most visited beach bars of Halkidiki starting with the beach bars of Sithonia, the second and the prettiest peninsula of Halkidiki.
1. Manassu Beach Bar-Akti Oneirou (Dream Coast). The Beach Bar Manassu is a great choice if you want to go to crowded places with loud music and perfect parties. In fact, many visitors come early in the morning and don’t leave until after midnight. Sun beds are right on the beach, where guests sunbathe the day away. There is a settlement with camping facilities, bungalows and a restaurant.