If you’re looking for somewhere not far from the beach, but close to enough to the shops and bars, then
Halkidiki (also Chalkidiki) is an area in the northern part of mainland Greece. Not far from Thessaloniki airport, you can easily spend time on one of its peninsulas or “three legs” as they are also known. The first is Kassandra, the second Sithonia and the third – which is home to a monastic community – is Athos.
Halkidiki has some of the most beautiful beaches and there’s so much to cram in that you’ll want to go back. Find out more about Halkidiki.
After finally deciding on which leg of Halkidiki to visit (Sithonia in the end), I finally narrowed down where I’d
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