Experience the Wonders of Halkidiki

By Design Holidays | July 9, 2014 | Posted in: Holidays in Halkidiki

halkidikiHalkidiki is probably one of the most famous areas of Greece. Halkidiki is a peninsula, southeast of the city of Thessaloniki (Greece’s second largest city). It is consists of three peninsulas: Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos.

Halkidiki (or “Chalkidiki as it is also known as”) is the large peninsula in northern Greece and located between the Thermaikos and Strymonikos Gulfs. Halkidiki is part of the periphery of Central Macedonia. Its capital is Poligiros located in the center of Halkidiki (69 km from Thessaloniki). Its closest airport is “Airport Macedonia”, near the city of Thessaloniki.

Mount Athos is situated at the third foot of the peninsula of Halkidiki. Mount Athos is an independent monastic state and has a large amount of churches and monasteries. It is an orthodox spiritual centre since 1054 and has an autonomous status since the Byzance. The area is forbidden to children and women and to even female animals. Mount Athos in Halkidiki is today inhabited by 1400 monks and there are 20 monasteries.

Tropical Beach Getaway

Sani Resort BeachHalkidiki is famous for its beaches and also has the reputation to have some of the best beaches of Greece. The beaches remind tropical ones with amazing crystal-clear blue or turquoise waters and long white fine sandy beaches. Halkidiki is combining those paradisiacal beaches with incredible dense vegetation and forest. The most famous beaches of Halkidiki are Kallithea, Neos Marmaras and Vourvourou.

Besides the beautiful beaches, where all sports become a pleasure, there are a lot of archeological treasures and historical monuments too. There are 20 archaeological sites in Halkidiki , historical sites such as Stagira (where Aristotle was born) and the caves of Petralona which were inhabited about 700.000 years ago.

The Perfect Luxury Holiday

Halkidiki is perfect for a luxury holiday away as it has everything you need for a wonderful experience. It has Sunny, golden sandy beaches, deep and picturesque gulfs, traditional villages and modern tourist resorts, small islands and sheltered bays, pine-clad hills descending to the sea, Mediterranean climate and an overall magnificent natural beauty.

Halkidiki attracts lots of tourists each year as it combines the sea with the mountain, peace and nightlife, ancient and modern culture. Every town has its own unique story and its own glory. No matter where you go, Halkidiki cannot fail to please you.

Throughout the Halkidiki peninsula the Greeks have develop tourist facilities that keep with the natural surroundings. 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. In planning for tourism, the people of Halkidiki have tried to make their resorts as appealing and as ecologically sound as possible.

If you would like to visit the paradise that is Halkidiki in Greece then why not stay at the Sani  Beach Resort (click here to visit website) . This resort is a unique purpose-built luxury holiday resort for families set in a 1,000-acre ecological Halkidiki reserve made up of forests, olive groves and white sandy beaches. Design Holidays are pleased to offer the best possible room rates for the Sani Beach Resort in Halkidiki, Greece.

Other Great Resorts to Visit in Greece

Design Holidays have carefully selected only the very best hotels and resorts in Greece:

Domes of Elounda ResortThe Domes of Elounda Resort is a luxury Spa Resort in the area of Elounda on the magical Greek island of Crete. We are currently offering 25% off our Domes of Elounda Resort in Crete this Summer. If you book before 31st July to stay in our Domes of Elounda Residence Villas from any dates between 27th July – 1st November 2014, then you will receive an early booking discount of 25%.

Westin Costa Navarino Resort – The Westin Costa Navarino Resort is a peaceful retreat located in the Greek region of Messinia.

If you book this Greek resort by 31st August 2014 to stay in selected room types at our Westin Costa Navarino Resort in Greece from 1st – 30th September 2014 then you will receive a 10% discount.

Romanos Costa Navarino Resort – The Romanos Costa Navarino Resort is a truly luxurious 5 star resort also located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese.

If you book this Greek resort by 31st August 2014 to stay in selected room types at our Romanos Resort in Greece  from 1st – 30th September 2014 then you will receive a 10% discount.

Contact Design Holidays

For further information on the Sani Beach Resort in Halkidiki or any of our other Luxury Greece Resorts then contact our booking team on 01444 87 22 00 or email us at enquiries@designholidays.co.uk.

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