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Halkidiki is a region in northern Greece known for its stunning jutting peninsulas, which feature Mediterranean forests that give way to sandy beaches in sheltered bays. Most of the hotels and private homes in the area are built in the traditional Macedonian style, designed to enhance rather than detract from the environment.

Quintessentially Greek in the aesthetics of its dramatic landscape Halkidiki is located to the southeast of Thessaloniki (Greece's second largest city) where you’ll discover the peninsula to be a stunning region that boasts golden beaches, traditional villages, with small islands and sheltered bays.

There are certainly enough activities in Halkidiki to please anyone. Whether it's taking boat trips, fishing, learning about the historical sites or taking part in water sports, there will definitely be something to suit everybody's needs. The region is one of the most popular places in Europe among divers, and many of the water sports centres offer PADI courses for visitors that would like to gain certified qualifications. For those who want to get away from the beach there is some fascinating parts of Halkidiki worth exploring. From the UNESCO World Heritage monastic site of Mount Athos, plus numerous archaeological and historical sites such as Stagira, birthplace of Aristotle.


Halkidiki is home to three family holiday heavyweights: Ikos Oceania, Ikos Olivia and the Sani Resort. All three are set on soft sandy beaches, with paddle-friendly waters for little ones and plenty of watersports on offer for teens. They also all offer brilliant dining plans with plenty of choice; at the Ikos hotels, the all-inclusive package even includes some local tavernas, so you can introduce the kids to traditional Greek cuisine.

Top Hotels in Halkidiki

Sani Dunes

Sani Resort, Greece’s much-loved five-star resort and ecological reserve, is expanding with a brand new adult-focused hotel, Sani Dunes, opening in July 2017. This chic new destination will offer a private beach, indoor and outdoor heated pools, an exclusive spa with six private treatment rooms.

Ikos Oceania

Re-opening in April 2017 after extensive renovations and refurbishments, Ikos Oceania in Halkidiki is an all-inclusive, luxurious retreat set on a private bay in Nea Moudania. Perfect for family holidays, Ikos Oceania have thought of every...

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