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Things to do in Halkidiki

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Halkidiki Attractions and things to do in Halkidiki

Halkidiki’s three sun-drenched peninsulas offer visitors stunning scenery‚ sitting easily alongside pretty resorts and beautiful beaches. The clear‚ shimmering waters of the Aegean come alive with the play of dolphins and windsurfers catching the breeze. The Kassandra Peninsula is the western most of the three. Village resorts are scattered along its length, and visitors find themselves captivated by the beauty of the beaches and the green hills rising inland. Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city after Athens, is within easy reach and makes a fascinating excursion.


There is plenty to see and do whilst in Halkidiki and we have listed a few ideas below. Several of these attractions can be booked at discounted rates to our customers who use our Flight & Hotel search option. If you're only booking the hotel with us then most attractions can be booked from your hotel or via a local agency but the cost may be higher


Mount Athos Cruise Mount Athos is up there alongside the Acropolis in the Greek landmark stakes. You see, it’s the world’s one and only monastic republic. It’s made up of 20 cliff-hugging monasteries, some of which date back to the ninth century. Some 1,700 Orthodox monks live here, dressed in their signature black robes and pillar box hats. Access to Mount Athos is extremely limited. What's more women are forbidden from going within 500 metres of the place But that’s where this trip comes in. Your cruise boat sails close to the shores of the Athos Peninsula so you can take a sneaky peek at this holy site. Start/opening time: Pick-up from hotels between 6.50 - 9am and drive to Ormos Panagias port in Sithonia. End/closing time: Return to the hotels between 5 - 6.30pm.


Megaday Water Fun Spiralling chutes and speedy slides are on the menu on this trip. Your adventure begins when we pick you up and drive you to Waterland, an aqua park near Thessaloniki. The rest of the day is yours to swim and mess about in the two pools and water slides as you like. Hurtle down the corkscrew twists and turns of the gigantic Simboli. Take on the kids as you whizz down the Multi Slides - they’re so steep, your heart will be in your mouth. Or whoosh down the Lazy River on a ring buoy. When you want a break from all the white-knuckle stuff, you’ll find plenty of sun terraces, cafés and bars for relaxing as well. And after all than fun, we’ll collect you and drive you to the Mediterranean Cosmos shopping centre, which has two levels of stores selling some of the best known labels. There are indoor and outdoor cafés, restaurants and bars. Later in the afternoon we will take you back to your resort. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel. Start/opening time: Pick-up guests from the hotels between 8.25-10.15am. End/closing time: Return to the hotels in Halkidiki between 3.30-5pm.


Cast Away – Day Boat Trip What better way to spend the day than sailing over the Aegean, stopping at beaches and islands along the way? That’s the score on this cruise to Sithonia, the middle of Halkidiki’s peninsulas. First up, you’ll board a galleon-style ship, lazing on deck as it cuts through the waters and passes by green islands. Top up your tan or join in the games organised by the friendly crew. Then, you’ll drop anchor at Toroni Bay, where a stretch of sand melts into shallow waters. Spend a couple of hours here soaking up the sun and swimming in the sea before re-joining your ship for lunch and a glass of wine. Next, your boat will cruise on to Turtle Island, a pine-wooded island that’s shaped like a sleeping turtle. Here, you’ll get another chance to swim or snorkel or lounge on deck before the crew call time up and you sail back to port. Meeting/pick-up point: At the hotel. Start/opening time: Between 8.30-10am. End/closing time: Between 5-6.30pm.


Mega Shopping Tour Don't worry about your transfer to the big shopping centres of Thessaloniki. Join our bus from your resort and be transferred just in front of their door. Visit Hondos Center Apollonia Politia, with a big variety on branded goods, and Mediterranean Cosmos, with all your heart desires, without STRESS! Your itinerary for this mega shopping trip will be: 08:00-09:30: Pick-up from Halkidiki Hotels 09:30-10:15: Drive to Apollonia Politia 10:15-12:15: Free time at Apollonia Politia 12:15 - 12:30: Drive to Mediterranean Cosmos Center 12:30 - 16:00: Free time at Mediterranean Cosmos Center 16:00 - 16:45: Drive back to Halkidiki 16:45 - 18:00: Drop off at hotels.

Please note! To find holidays and hotels near the Parasailing center simply use the search box above and enter “San Antonio” as the resort.


Taste of the Capital This trip gives you a taster of Greece’s second biggest city, Thessaloniki. Only few kilometres before we get into town we will visit one or the most well-known winery in Greece ''TSADALIS''. There we will have the opportunity to be guides in the winery and learn all the details of wine make process. Having in our mind these entire interesting information smells and pictures, we’ll continue our way to Thessaloniki. The city founded 3,000 years ago, it’s a big, bustling place crammed with historic sights, shops and restaurants. Kicking things off is a guided tour of its most impressive sights. Check out the Basilica of St. Demetrios, the largest church in Greece and home to rich medieval mosaics. Take a look at the acropolis walls and fine Archaeological Museum, admiring its displays of Macedonian gold, Roman floor mosaics and statues. After that, there are several hours to explore in your own way. Walk round the cobbled upper town, enjoying the views over Thessaloniki bay. Dive into the designer boutiques of Tsmiski Street. Sample ‘meze’ and fresh fish at the waterfront restaurants. Or do your own history tour, exploring the White Tower, a 15th century watchtower stuffed with Byzantine icon, and the Galeria Arch, a huge Roman triumphal arch in the heart of the city. Greece is up and coming on the wine scene, this tour is a great way to taste and buy at the winery. Start/opening time: Pick-up from hotels between 7.20-9.30am. End/closing time: Return to the hotels between 4.30-6.30pm.


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