Halkidiki sailing - relaxing on deck near kelyfos island

Halkidiki sailing [Video]

Sometimes written as Chalkidiki or Chalcidice, any way you write it is a paradise for yachting and Halkidiki sailing

In Central Macedonia South region, cut out from the mainland is Halkidiki, Greece. It is Greece’s secret paradise. Shaped as three legs has the Climate of the Northern Aegean Islands with hot summers and mild winters. Kassandra, Sithonia, and Holy Mount Athos are the three peninsulas. Regarding tourism, Kassandra is the most well-developed with many hotels, marinas, yachting, and chartering. Sithonia still has a lot of perfect places to visit especially from the sea. For Halkidiki sailing, we provide bareboat, skippered, and crewed yacht charters. Make reservations early and get the best rates.

Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to spend your 2024 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.

2 sailing boats at secluded cove at sunset after halkidiki sailing

Halkidiki sailing – 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 sailing Routes

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.

Halkidiki sailing with a Jeanneay offshore sailboat

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 2024 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 [tear] 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.

Yacht Charters in Chalkidiki

If you are planning on sailing in Greece, you should seriously consider renting a yacht in Halkidiki. The weather is perfect for sailing, with crystal clear waters, and a scenic landscape of green pine and olive trees. The beaches are probably the best in the world, with 40 of them having European  Blue Flags. Beaches range from golden to white sand.

With a yacht charter, you are more flexible in your exploration of Halkidiki. Discover and swim in secluded bays, coves, and beaches. Sail close to Athos and snap some pictures of the ancient monasteries. Halkidiki is a paradise for yacht charters especially for sailing yachts but also luxury motor yachts and is a great opportunity for you to enjoy a place away from the crowded popular yachting destinations.

You can rent a Sailing yacht and start your holidays around Halkidiki from our base in Neos Marmaras, Porto Carras, Miraggio, or Sani Marina.

Halkidiki sailing – Private Yachting Excursions, Greece

We offer a variety of day sailing Halkidiki boat trips, private charters only. You can go sailing to Kelyfos Island and discover the secluded Porto Caras coves, or do the Fishing excursion for light trawling or tuna game fishing. Do your Bachelorette party in Kassandra or Sithonia, Halkidiki, or Have a family sailing day out to activate the kid’s interest in the sea and its wonders.

All yachts can be equipped with snacks, fresh fruits, and an open bar with beverages and drinks depending on the package you select. You can have a great lunch at a traditional fishing port, just ask the skipper to take you to a sea tavern for fresh fish.

Either way, day cruises are the best idea to visit places in Halkidiki that cannot be approached by car, avoid crowded beaches and discover your remote places along with your friends, family, or colleagues, and spend a day you will never forget.

Day sailing Halkidiki

Game fishing day trip

Day cruise Halkidiki on a motor yacht

Mount Athos Private cruise on motor yacht

Halkidiki sailing boat Holiday charters

Halkidiki is perfect for yachting

Halkidiki is ideal for sail or motor yacht holidays because:

  • the winds are mild
  • has a lot of natural ports where you can spend the night
  • offers a variety of entertainment both intense and relaxing
  • open sea game fishing, diving
  • coasts inaccessible by land with pine tree forests touching the sea
  • many traditional villages and historical sites to visit
  • can have both family and group of friends holidays
  • safe sailing routes for small children and people with disabilities

Located in northern Greece near the city of Thessaloniki a large peninsula between two bays, Thermaikos and Strymonikos, extends three lower 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 clear blue waters meet with the green area. 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 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, Sani Festival takes place, visitors from all around gather. There is also 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 fish

Picturesque small harbors, 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 much more. Near Neos Marmaras is the Porto Carras hotel with a colossal and organized private marina, and other facilities where you can safely anchor and enjoy the scenery. On the northeast coast of Sithonia, the beaches are beautiful. In Vourvourou you will find beaches with clear green waters and coves that look like pools.


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