Located in northern Greece near the city of Thessaloniki a large peninsula between two bays, Thermaikos and Strymonikos, extends three smaller peninsulas: Kassandra to the west, Sithonia in the middle, between Toroneos and Siggitikos Bay and Mount Athos to the east. The three “legs” of Halkidiki as they are also called, have the longest coastline (550 thousand) of all land prefectures of Greece. It is a place where blue clear waters meet with green land. Here the magnificent rock-rotation arms, coastline, and sand pine bay mountain, shock the viewer and encourage them to stay to enjoy the crystal clear sea and revitalize in the wonderful shades of pine forests. There is no better way to see what Halkidiki is all about than you travel by boat. There are organized private marinas on both “legs” as well as small fishing ports in almost every village by the coasts.
The peninsula of Kassandra is the most famous area of Halkidiki. It is considered one of the best holiday destinations in Northern Greece, as it has been highly touristic development.
If you want nightlife, Cassandra is the place. Many of the settlements of the peninsula have a large range of restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars, and clubs to satisfy all tastes.
The villages in Kassandra are basically traditional. The land is characterized by thick vegetation and traditional houses. Kassandra is even more famous for its stunning beaches, many of which have green trees, golden sand, and blue waters. The forests and hills of Cassandra, are Ideal for exploring and hiking. Sightseeing in the region gives visitors the opportunity to admire the historical monuments dating from ancient times. Some of the most famous villages of Kassandra are Afytos, Hanioti, Fourka, Kallithea, Kryopigi, Pefkohori, Polihrono, Posidi, and Sani. All of them have unique beauty, amazing beaches, great nightlife, and several cultural events such as concerts during summertime. Especially in the Sani hotel where every summer, the Sani festival takes place and visitors from all around gather. There is also a Sani marina where you can anchor your yacht and enjoy your holidays.
Sithonia is the second peninsula of Halkidiki. The spectacular landscape of the middle leg excites nature lovers and tourists seeking relaxation and adventure. The coast is very diverse – a combination of fishermen’s villages, picturesque small harbors, and deserted beaches surrounded by trees. At every turn, you will find beautiful beaches with crystal waters, small secluded coves with unique rock formations, and pine forests. You can visit traditional villages and some impressive historical sites that reveal the historical importance of the region over the centuries. Some of the most famous places in Sithonia are Agios Nikolaos, Kalamitsi, Nikiti, Sarti, Vourvourou, Porto Koufo, Neos Marmaras, and many more. Near Neos Marmaras is the Porto Carras hotel with a very big and organized private marina and other facilities where you can safely anchor and enjoy the scenery. On the northeast coast of Sithonia beaches are wonderful. In Vourvourou you will find beaches with clear green waters and coves that look like pools.
Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to spend your 2023 summer vacation? Consider sailing around the beautiful Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece. With its crystal-clear waters, stunning beaches, and charming villages, Halkidiki is the perfect destination for an unforgettable sailing holiday.
Charter a Sailboat
If you’re an experienced sailor, consider chartering a sailboat and exploring the coastline on your own terms. With many different types of boats available, ranging from small and agile to large and luxurious, you’re sure to find the perfect vessel to suit your needs.
If you’re not an experienced sailor, don’t worry. Many charter companies offer skippered and crewed charters, so you can sit back, relax, and let the professionals take care of everything.
Halkidiki offers plenty of opportunities for exploration, with three distinct peninsulas to discover: Kassandra, Sithonia, and Mount Athos. Each peninsula has its own unique character and charm, so be sure to explore them all.
Kassandra is the most developed of the three peninsulas, with plenty of lively towns, restaurants, and bars to explore. Sithonia, on the other hand, is quieter and more unspoiled, with pristine beaches and charming fishing villages. Finally, Mount Athos is home to a unique monastic community that has been thriving for over a thousand years.
Things to See and Do
While sailing around Halkidiki, there are plenty of things to see and do. Explore secluded coves and hidden beaches, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, and try your hand at water sports like windsurfing and jet skiing. Take a stroll through charming villages, enjoy traditional Greek cuisine at local tavernas, and soak up the sun on one of Halkidiki’s many beautiful beaches.
Booking Your Sailing Holiday
To book your 2023 sailing holiday to Halkidiki, simply find a reputable charter company and browse their selection of boats and packages. Don’t forget to book well in advance to secure the best deals and availability.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable way to spend your 2023 summer vacation, consider sailing around Halkidiki. With its beautiful coastline, charming villages, and endless opportunities for adventure, Halkidiki is the perfect destination for a sailing holiday.
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