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Best Things to Do in Halkidiki

Best Things to Do in Halkidiki

Discover the best things to do in Halkidiki to explore and admire the region’s beauty, culture and history.

Located in Macedonia, Halkidiki is the most popular destination in Northern Greece due to the amazing beaches, with soft sand and pristine turquoise sea waters.

Halkidiki is divided into three peninsulas, often referred to as “legs.” The first one is the most crowded and cosmopolitan, and the second is quieter and popular among adventurers. The third one, Mount Athos, is a secluded Orthodox monastic community.

All peninsulas have a unique character and beautiful sites to visit. But there are many ways to explore this beautiful region.

So, let’s see the best things to do that allow you to admire Halkidiki’s beauty.

Scuba Diving

The three peninsulas of the region offer interesting diving sites for all levels, including reefs, underwater caves, and old shipwrecks. The most unique spots are Sithonia islands, Kanistro in Kassandra and at the Athos peninsula, a region characterized by striking natural beauty by Unesco.


Watersports in Halkidiki are found in almost every tourist resort of the region, including Gerakini, Sarti, Kallithea, Neos Marmaras, Vourvourou, Hanioti, Perfkohori, and others. Some watersports you can join include many games, from ringos and speedboat to jet ski and kayaking.


Paragliding is a fantastic way to see Halkidiki’s beauty from above. You can find companies operating sightseeing tandem flights above the tourist attractions, either with classic paragliding tandem flights or motorized paratrike flights operated by certified pilots with many years of paragliding experience.

Cruise to Mt Athos peninsula

This cruise to Mount Athos is a one-of-a-kind experience for both men and women because it is the only way for women to get close to the monasteries and see them up close.


Also, Halkidiki has many archaeological sites to visit, from ancient sites and Byzantine towers to monasteries and caves.


Explore the region Halkidiki is considered one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Greece. It features long sandy beaches, amazing landscapes, lush vegetation, and lovely seaside villages.

Therefore, be sure to explore the region’s cultural and historical sites.