“Nowhere like Chalkidiki”, as the locals say, the place to have fun and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches of Greece. Even though the beaches and the nightlife are enough for an excellent vacation, if you are looking for something more, grab your car and go to the nearest festival (which are plenty in summer).
If, however, you are interested in a more spiritual vacation, there are many churches and monasteries in the area, such as the Tower of Nea Fokaia or The Church of Panagia Plastariotissa in Kalandra. They are all reachable by car.
This three-pronged peninsula, shaped like Poseidon’s trident, is packed with a million things to see and do, catering to all interests. With a perfect combination of Mediterranean pine-tree forests, unique ancient archaeological sites – including Aristotle’s birthplace – and around 62 of the best postcard-perfect beaches, visitors are bound to experience wonderful road trips in its 2 of the 3 peninsulas, Kassandra at the westernmost tip of Halkidiki, and Sithonia, the middle peninsula, since the 3rd, easternmost peninsula hosts the Christian Orthodox monastic state of Mount Athos and is open only to male vacationers.
To make the most of your visit, there is no better way but to rent a private vehicle from our wide range of cars/ minivans for rental, in order to have independence and flexibility.
First and foremost, you should pay a visit to Ancient Stagira, the birthplace of the philosopher Aristotle, one of the Fathers of Western Philosophy. At the site you will see the impressive fortifications, the Agora, foundations of classical houses, a citadel and the remains of a tower with a mosaic floor.
Once in Kassandra, don’t miss a visit to Afytos, a traditional village built on a hill overlooking the magnificent Toroneos gulf, standing out for its amazing architecture. Very close by, is cosmopolitan Kallithea, one of the most popular beach villages in the area. Many more magical beaches to be explored are Glarokavos, the Golden beach, Sani, Kallithea, Paleochori and Hanioti.
Next stop, the fun- filled peninsula of Sithonia, of remarkable natural beauty, with a mountainous landscape combined with fantastic sandy beaches. Starting from its capital, Nikiti, you should visit the small fishing towns Sarti and Pirgadikia, Parthenonas traditional village at 350 m above sea level, Sykia, one of the oldest villages in the area, the cosmopolitan village of Neos Marmaras and don’t forget to make swimming stops in Kavourotripes, for snorkelling in crystal clear waters, Armenistis, Kalamitsi and Sani.