Halkidiki is one of the most beautiful regions in Greece you must visit. If you are planning a trip to Halkidiki this summer, check out these unique places you should visit.
While most visitors to Greece go straight to the islands, if you head north, past Thessaloniki, you’ll arrive in the Halkidiki region.
Here, you’ll find lush pine forests, ancient archaeological sites, medieval villages, and some of the best beaches in the country.
Read on for all the unique places you should visit in Halkidiki.
Located by Athos bay, Ammouliani island offers everything you would expect from a Greek island, charming houses, sandy beaches, and sparkling seas.
Your days here will be spent beach and taverna hopping. It’s also a great spot to take a cruise to Mount Athos to see and admire the famed monasteries as well as the fantastic, unspoiled nature of Mount Athos.
Thermal Spa Agia Paraskevi
Located on a clifftop overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Thermal Spa Agia Paraskevi is the ultimate place to relax and unwind. It offers traditional massage and body treatments, or you can spend time in the swimming pools, sauna, hammam, and hydrotherapy pools.
The facilities use healing thermal water from Agia Paraskevi, which has ‘rare sanative’ healing properties, so you’ll be feeling refreshed in no time.
Kalamitsi Beach looks just like a postcard-perfect Greek beach. It is a soft, golden sandy beach with crystal-clear turquoise waters.
Situated in a sheltered bay, which makes it an ideal spot for families with small kids. Nearby you can also find some tavernas offering traditional Greek cuisines such as fried feta drizzled with honey, fresh Greek salad, and delicious saganaki.
Koutsoupia to Siviri Hiking Trail
One of the most scenic walks in Halkidiki is the Koutsoupia to Siviri hiking trail. It follows a wetland path along clifftops featuring stunning views of the beautiful beaches and turquoise sea.
Expect to see rabbits, lizards, turtles, and butterflies along the way, as well as a slew of ancient ruins, including a Roman villa and an early Christian temple.
Sani Wetlands is home to more than 200 bird species. Most of these birds are rare and endangered. Some of these are the glossy ibis, greylag goose, corn bunting, the Montagu’s harrier, as well as the purple heron, black stork, and greater spotted eagle.