If you are thinking what destination should be your next summer spot then check out here why Halkidiki is the best place for summer holidays!
Winter is almost over and generally the weather is finally getting better and warmer. Therefore, it is time to book our next summer holidays. Undeniably, there are many summer destinations around the world but nobody can’t deny that the beauty and summery vibes of Greece are unbeatable. However, I may be biased but Halkidiki is for sure the best place for summer holidays. To convince you too, here are the top 5 reasons why Halkidiki should be your next summer destination.
Halkidiki is known for its three peninsulas, Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. Therefore, Halkidiki is surrounded by water. No matter where you choose to vacation in Halkidiki you will have easy access to the sea. Furthermore, here the coastline has various types of water, beaches and landscape. Thus, whether you are looking for a cozy and friendly beach, a lively and crowded beach or a wild, rocky beach you will definitely find it.
Hospitality is a sacred value for Greek people. Therefore, you will notice that people here smile and try to talk to you even if their English skills are limited. They always try to make you feel comfortable in their country. Similarly, Halkidiki is very safe and hospitable. In fact, it’s one of the best destinations for summer holidays in Greece because it offers accommodation and vacation options for families or couples. Here, people are eager to accommodate everyone and give them the best experience they’ll ever have.
Halkidiki has plenty of colorful villages across the seaside and some in the mountains with a folklore appearance that makes them incredibly unique. Here you can relish in the quiet and carefree lifestyle by admiring the beautiful doors, windows, and lazy cats. Perfect for gorgeous photos.
Greek food is well-known across the world both for being delicious and healthy. As a seaside area, Halkidiki has fantastic fresh seafood dishes and recipes. Still, the food in Halkidiki ranges from fresh fish to souvlaki and moussaka. The dishes are beyond compare, the local wine is fantastic, and there are all kinds of restaurants to cater to your needs.
Mount Athos is at the third peninsula of Halkidiki and it is a unique area not only in Greece but the whole of Europe. It is an important sacred place for Orthodox believers. There are a lot of picturesque monasteries around the mountain. Still, access to this place is strictly restricted by a thousand-year-old tradition. It is only a monastic community and an autonomous area. Access to females is forbidden, and the males need special permission to enter. They let only a hundred Orthodox believers and ten non-orthodox believers per day. The closest to the holy mountain you can get is taking a boat tour and swimming around at a distance not closer than one kilometer.