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Destination guide

Experience the Mediterranean from Halkidiki holiday lettings

Located in northern Greece, Halkidiki is famed for forested peninsulas, sandy beaches and sheltered bays. The area offers everything from modern resorts and nightclubs to quiet, secluded coves. It’s also known for its wealth of ancient and historic sites of importance, such as the birthplace of the famed philosopher Aristotle. Holiday lettings near Halkidiki offer an adventure to ancient wonders and modern amenities, all in the surroundings of serene, natural beauty. A trip here is certain to be the trip of a lifetime, whether it’s a romantic or family holiday.

History

Visit ancient sites near Halkidiki holiday homes

Halkidiki is home to many historic sites of importance, most of which date to ancient times. While staying in village rentals, you can visit the ruins of the ancient city of Akanthos, founded in the 7th century B.C., which was an early multicultural city that remained in use until 1932. Acrothoum is another ancient town ruin that first appears in historical records in 421 B.C. but was likely in existence much earlier. The ancient ruins of Stagira mark the birthplace of the famed philosopher Aristotle. The Treasury of the Acanthians at Delphi was an important location in the Peloponnesian War.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Halkidiki

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Halkidiki has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Porto Carras Winery (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Thermal Spa Agia Paraskevi (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Halkidiki

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Halkidiki. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Porfi Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Nikiti Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Psakoudia Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Agios Ioannis Beach (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Trani Ammouda (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Kortiri Beach (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Halkidiki

Fly into Thessaloniki (SKG-Macedonia), the closest airport, located 38.4 mi (61.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Travel to and around Halkidiki holiday homes

The nearest airport to Halkidiki is in Thessaloniki, which is located just under 10 miles from Halkidiki. From there, you can catch a bus to your holiday rental. A car hire is another way to travel and offers for many an ideal way to see the sights at your leisure. There are no railroads that run through the region, but local bus and taxi services are reliable. For many, nature hikes are a great way to see the forests, mountains, beaches and historic sites of the region.

Food & drink 

Outstanding local dishes to try near Haldiki villa rentals

The regional cuisine in Halkidiki is traditional Macedonian food. While enjoying your villa rentals, be sure to try moussaka, a meat and potato gratin dish. Sarma, or cabbage rolls stuffed with meat and rice, is also a popular and signature dish of the region. Tavče gravče is among the most famed traditional Macedonian dishes and consists of seasoned beans with red pepper, onions and oil baked in a pan and served with bread. Local variants can be found with ribs and sausage. Turli Tava is a traditional dish that largely comprises seasoned meat and mixed veggies in a pan.

Essential info

Important things to know about Halkidiki holiday cottages

Halkidiki is a popular travel destination consisting of a large peninsula in the Aegean Sea with three smaller peninsulas jutting out further. Each offers its own amenities such as nightclubs, bars, cafes, restaurants and shopping destinations, in addition to natural scenery, beaches and ancient sites. While Greek is the dominant language, many residents and most businesses can also communicate in English. The area features a total population of 106,000 people, but it swells during peak season from June through August. It is a generally safe region for travellers.

How many holiday rentals are available around Halkidiki?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,141 holiday lettings around Halkidiki. From 345 villas to 360 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Chalcidice?

Nothing compares to a little sand between your toes and salt on your skin. It's time to wrangle your pals for some spirited beach action. HomeAway has 493 beachside rental homes. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Fortunately, HomeAway has a selection of other options, including:

  • 272 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 263 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 260 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Chalcidice?

It's time to do as the glitterati do and spend your holiday in a private villa with your squad. Privacy, space and elegance await. But best of all, you don't need the bank balance of Beyonce to afford it. In this destination, you'll find 453 rentals to pick from. Prices begin from £80 a night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 433 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.
  • Apartment: 365 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.
  • Hotel: 152 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £29 per night.

Can I stay in Chalcidice in a large group?

There's nothing quite like staying somewhere totally new with friends and family. The good news is HomeAway has places suitable for big groups. Villa holiday rentals are the favourite option for big groups of guests, with 116 featured here. If you're hoping to travel in a big group, the holiday rental options that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 309 properties suited to that size. Stay a night for as little as £27.
  • If you have 5 in your squad, you'll be pleased to hear that there are 216 rental accommodation that are ideal. You can get one for as little as £31 per night.
  • Hunting down rentals catering to 8 guests? You'll be delighted to discover we have 169 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as £61 per night.

Your whole squad will be in good hands when you organise your Chalcidice adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Chalcidice?

Those noisy hotel swimming pools are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Discover our reasonably priced holiday rentals today and make sure everyone in your crew has room to spread out. You can always bank on there being a fantastic deal waiting for you in Agios Panteleimonas. With 2 holiday rentals on offer at an average price of £53 a night, a stay in this popular area is bound to get your getaway started on the right foot!