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Spanning both past and present, Greece welcomes you with its exuberant nature, wonderful archaeological sites and fantastic beaches. Myths and traditions merge in the picturesque villages where you can find folklore and local crafts. There are many seaside resorts to be found around the Greek islands, high-quality hotels to meet all expectations and the Hellenic people well-known for their hospitality will welcome holiday visits under an ever-present sun.
Located in the north of Greece, Thessaloniki and Halkidiki are two districts of Central Macedonia.
The beautiful Halkidiki is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Since ancient times, it has been known for its fertile land and the variety of its natural landscapes. Its peninsula, which is shaped like Poseidon's trident, consists of three sub-peninsulas: Kassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos. It offers an enchanting mix of blue and green, which forms a heavenly picture, between pine forests, imposing mountains and beaches with crystal waters.
Thessaloniki is less known to travelers but it is no less interesting. Its capital, which concentrates a great number of architectural treasures, was named after Thessaloniki, wife of Cassander of Macedonia. The region with its captivating landscapes conceals archeological sites and other curiosities to be discovered absolutely.
Kalyves Polygyrou is located between the first and the second peninsula of Chalkidiki. The area has experienced a significant tourist development in recent years due to the construction of luxury tourist facilities. Distance from the airport: 62 km.
This seaside resort is located between Kassandra and Sithonia. It has become popular for its white sandy Skala beach and its emerald waters surrounded by two pine-covered hills. Distance from the airport: 67 km.
Located 82 km from the airport, this small picturesque village has a population of only 500. Don't miss the nearby monastery of St. John the Baptist. Metamorfosi is also a well developed seaside resort.
This small village is located between the Kassandra and the Sithonia peninsula. Psakoudia is also known as the "gateway to Sithonia". The beach is very clean and its turquoise waters are ideal for a refreshing swim. Distance from the airport: 72 km.
Located in the northwestern part of the Sithonia peninsula, Elia is a popular vacation destination for its beautiful sandy beaches, mainly those of Spathies and Lagomandra, known for their turquoise waters. Be sure to stop by and discover them! Distance from the airport: 100 km.
The long and wide sandy beach of Lagomandra is very popular among tourists, with its crystal clear water surrounded by pine forests. The seafront is ideal for water sports and there are a few taverns in the vicinity. Distance from the airport: 102 km.
Offering a magnificent view of the Gulf of Toroneos, Afytos is the most beautiful and unique village of the Kassandra peninsula. It has preserved its traditional charm over the years, with its rich heritage of Orthodox Christian structures and stone houses. Distance from the airport: 75 km.
Kalithea is the most important center of Chalkidiki and a large and lively city that offers many shopping and entertainment possibilities. It is the ideal starting point for excursions to discover the destination. The airport of Thessaloniki is about 98 km away.
Located between Polichrono and Pefkohori, Hanioti is the perfect mix of abundant tourist facilities and beautiful nature. This small picturesque village, considered one of the most beautiful resorts in Kassandra, is set at the foot of coniferous hills and has a long sandy and pebble beach. Distance from the airport: 93 km.
This small seaside village is built on a pine hill above the Gulf of Toroneos. Its center is home to old traditional houses that coexist with large hotel complexes. Its beach is quiet, clean and shaded by the pine forests on the hill, perfect for families. Distance from the airport: 83 km.
Sani is one of the most famous villages in Chalkidiki, known for its summer festivals. Pop and folk concerts take place on a hill topped by the Stavronikita, a 16th century observation tower. Its marina is surrounded by chic bars, stores and grill restaurants. Distance from the airport: 73 km.
Nea Potidea is located on the Potidea Channel, which connects the Thermaikos Gulf to the Toroneos Gulf, and close to an archaeological area. This lively village has animated bars, cafes with a relaxed atmosphere and traditional taverns by its port, and its east coast is lined with a beautiful beach. Distance from the airport: 58 km
Nea Moudania is not only the second largest city in Chalkidiki, but it is also one of the most important fishing areas in the whole Mediterranean. It is also known for its large olive grove with thousands of trees. It is an excellent starting point to discover the Sporades islands. Distance from the airport: 56 km.
Neos Marmaras is the largest town on the Sithonian peninsula. Its 20 km of coastline is covered with developed beaches and small coves, and there are also many taverns and shopping opportunities, making it a popular seaside destination. Distance from the airport: 108 km.
Stroll through the markets of Modiano and Kapani to buy delicious local products. Between olives, spices, cheeses and many more, the colorful stalls will amaze all your senses.
Visit Nikiti, a charming village oscillating between tradition and modernity. The lively seaside offers many facilities for all your activities, while the traditional old town will seduce you with its picturesque charm.
Follow in the footsteps of Aristotle on a nature walk. The famous thinker is said to have gotten his brilliant ideas while strolling along the paths of Chalkidiki.
The White Tower is the symbol of Thessaloniki. It was a Byzantine fortification that later became a prison. Today you can find here a museum that recalls the history of the city and enjoy a panoramic view from the top.
Take a boat along the coast of Agion Oros to admire Mount Athos. Not accessible by foot, the monastic state is still a must-see from afar, with its amazing cloisters perched on the holy mountain.
Amphipolis is an ancient Greek city packed with archaeological finds. The most impressive is the tomb of Amphipolis, the largest funerary monument in Greece. Not to be missed!
Excursions will allow you to discover your destination from all perspectives. LuxairTours offers a range of selected tours that will allow you to discover unmissable places, paradisiacal beaches, typical dishes... LuxairTours organises a range of quality excursions for you.
The Meteora is a group of high, steep rocks, the summits of which are crowned by monasteries and Hermitages. The Meteora is located 300 metres above the valley near Kalambaka, on the River Pinio. Meteora's original name means "rocks sent from the sky".
Around the middle of the 14th century, the monk Athanasios founded the first monastery on the rock of Meteora, called Platylithos (huge stone). This odd-looking rock mass is located 613 m above sea level and 413 m above Kalambaka. It covers the entire landscape.
The region is so famous that even Hollywood hasn’t been able to resist the urge to make a film there. James Bond climbed up to the middle of the Holy Trinity Monastery in 1981 for the movie ‘For Your Eyes Only’!
Let yourself be carried away by a journey around the beautiful Sithonia Peninsula. It offers exceptional beaches and a varied and picturesque landscape, with green pine forests that contrast with the crystal blue water.
There, you will see fantastic landscapes, traditional architecture and beaches worthy of the Caribbean. Here, you will hear fascinating stories about the Greek way of life, the traditional products of Chalkidiki, history, myths and customs.
By visiting the village of Parthenonas, built on the slopes of Mount Itamos, you will be able to enjoy a unique panoramic view of Kassandra, the coast of Sithonia and the Gulf of Toroneos.
Enjoy free time in Sarti for a quick swim or just for lunch (not included).
Finally, taste delicious honey from Nikiti, straight out of the hive!
An exceptional cruise off a sacred place rich in history.
Mount Athos is the name of the 2033 m high mountain located at the southern end of the Sithonian peninsula. The Holy Mountain, which has had the status of an autonomous state for over 1000 years, is famous for its monasteries, the first of which was built in 963.
Because of its sacred nature, Athos is the most difficult part of Chalkidiki to visit. All women, including female animals, are not allowed to pass beyond the village of Ouranopolis. Moreover, men wishing to visit the place must request a permit 6 months in advance. And still today, 1700 monks live there following strict rules.
This cruise is therefore a great opportunity to admire from afar this sacred place full of history. Sailing along the west coast, you will have the opportunity to contemplate from a distance the most singular community of monks in Europe and their impressive Byzantine monasteries. A visit to the picturesque village of Ouranopolis is also included.
On the program of this excursion: cruising, swimming, exploring and lazing around!
The departure is from Ormos Panagias Port, where you will take the boat to the most beautiful lagoon of Chalkidiki. Located in Vourvourou, Blue Lagoon, which takes its name from its shimmering waters, will allow you to enjoy a few hours of pure happiness in the heart of idyllic landscapes. Relax in the sun, dive, swim in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea... A variety of activities are available to you!
Then you will return to the boat and enjoy a light meal (included in the price), before leaving for the island of Ammouliani. Here you will also have some free time to wander around the small village, where you can have a coffee, do some shopping or go for a swim. Finally, the third dream place you will visit during the excursion is the Drenia island, where you will have the opportunity to swim and dive.
Welcome to the second largest city in Greece!
If you are a culture and history enthusiast, you will love this tour. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of this country. Named after Alexander the Great's sister, Thessaloniki is full of ruins from the Byzantine, Roman and ancient Greek eras that can be seen throughout the city.
Accompanied by your qualified guide, you will discover a host of monuments: from the White Tower to St. Dimitrios, through the Roman forum, you will be amazed by the treasures of the capital of Central Macedonia.
For more information and bookings, please contact your LuxairTours guide on site.
- Tourist tax: According to the official category of hotel booked, an obligatory tax must be paid on site: 3-star: €1.50, 4-star: €3.00, 5-star €4.00 (per room and per night).