Cheap Holidays to Halkidiki

Sunny, golden sandy beaches, deep and picturesque gulfs, traditional villages and modern tourist resorts, small islands and sheltered bays, Mediterranean climate and magnificent natural beauty make up Halkidiki. Halkidiki is not as well known as many of the other Greek holiday resorts but that may well be it's appeal.

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Map of Halkidiki

Map of where Halkidiki is located in the world
Map view of Halkidiki in Greece
Close up map view of Halkidiki

How Hot?

Halkidiki has a typically Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers and little rain. Average temperatures throughout the year are from June 66ºF (19ºC), July 75ºF (24ºC), August and September 79ºF (26.6ºC), and October 70ºF (21.5ºC).

Out and About

Halkidiki is a more relaxed, laid back resort compared to some of the more developed resorts but there is still loads to do with plenty of beaches and outdoor activities.

If you are looking for some souvenirs to take home or you just fancy treating yourself, take a trip to Thessaloniki, it's full of classic antique stores and top designer boutiques and is a great alternative to a day at the beach. Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece also has a great range of shops.

For a relaxing day out, take a boat trip along the 'Holy Mountain's west coast' from Ouranoupolis to the enchanting Mount Athos to see some fantastic monasteries.

There are some beautiful beaches in Halkidiki but Possidi beach offers much more, it offers some beautiful views and some great sights to explore such as the remains of an ancient temple and the colonial lighthouse.

The Cave of Petralona with it's intriguing canyons and the nearby Anthropological Museum in the capital of Polygyros is a great way to find out about the history of Halkidiki and soak up some Greek culture at the same time.

Outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking and horse riding are popular as there are many quaint villages and stunning woodland to be explored.

Halkidiki prides itself in it's nightlife and offers something for everyone whether they like clubbing or enjoy a quiet meal in one of the waterfront restaurants. The towns of Kalithea, Polygyros and Hanioti tend to be quite lively with buzzing cocktail bars and open-air nightclubs. If you prefer something a little more subdued, the small villages of Skioni and Marmasas are probably more suitable.

Out for Lunch!

Halkidiki has a Greek influence to its cuisine as well as Oriental and European input to it. The food in Halkidiki is both simple to make and very tasty. The best way to try a variety of different foods in Halkidiki is by having a meze. This is a variety of appetizers and starters set in the middle of the table for all to enjoy. Mezes can include Greek salads, dolmades, tzatziki, soups, cheese pies, soutzoukakia and souvlaki.

There are plenty of restaurants for you to enjoy the food in Halkidiki. Dotted around the resort are numerous luxury restaurants to enjoy traditional cuisine. There are snack bars on every street corner offering the local snacks including gyros. Travel further inland to discover small local tavernas where there are limited choices but will be of local menus using local produces.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From Glasgow 4 hrs, From Manchester 3 hrs 20, From London 3 hrs 10 mins

Currency -Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed and varied

Best Time to Visit: May to October

Top Hotels In Halkidiki

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Halkidiki, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Nea Moudania
The Ikos Oceania really does enjoy a beautiful setting with some fantastic views to match. The hotel has been well designed and offers luxurious and comfortable surroundings....

4.9 / 5 from 13 reviews

Kalithea Halkidiki
Achtis Hotel is a boutique hotel of stone buildings, fine furnishings and landscaped gardens with views over the Gulf of Toroneos....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Pefkohori
Situated just outside Pefkohori, the Flegra Palace is a 4-star hotel offering comfortable and well equipped guest rooms, a freshwater swimming pool, childrens pool and playground....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Sani
Sani Beach Hotel & Spa forms part of the Sani hotel complex and offers views of the sea and Mount Olympus. It offers onsite facilities including a range of dining, sports and entertainment....

5 / 5 from 8 reviews

Ouranopoulis
The Eagles Palace is a 5 star luxury resort hotel and spa situated on the beachfront just 4km from the picturesque village of Ouranoupolis....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Hanioti
The Elinotel Apolamare Hotel provides modern and comfortable guest rooms on the beachfront and just a few minutes walk from the village centre. The hotel features an outdoor pool, kid's pool, gym and ...

4.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

Neos Marmaras
Athena Pallas Village is situated by Elia Beach, in Sithonia, Halkidiki, in a calm and beautiful environment in the shadow of Mount Athos. At the foot of a mountain filled with pines, spread to the de...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Gerakini
Luxurious new hotel with a beach front setting. The Ikos Olivia offers stylish accommodation, fun entertainment, lagoon style swimming pool and a range of on-site restaurants....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Pefkohori
Situated in Chalkidiki which is at the top of Pefkohori village, offering fantastic views of the village and Kassandra Gulf....

4 / 5 from 7 reviews

Sani
Offering elegant accommodation and spectacular views of Mount Olympus this comfortable hotel offers great onsite facilities including excellent sport and leisure options suitable for everyone....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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