Sometimes it is hard to choose a destination to spend family holidays with kids. There are just too many things you need to consider. That’s why we are here to tell you why choosing Halkidiki for your next family holidays is a good choice!
Everything and everyone in Halkidiki puts the family first. Here you will find a safe and shallow sea with soft sand perfect for castle building, beautiful beaches with games and activities, and hotels with playgrounds, pools, and colorful water slides.
At the seaside resorts, you can browse shops and enjoy some relaxing time at cafes, tavernas, and restaurants serving flavors loved by all ages. Furthermore, you will have the chance to admire impressive archaeological sites and landscapes perfect for exploring. Everything about Halkidiki seems to be an open invitation for family fun, relaxation, and adventure!
Things to do with kids in Halkidiki
- Play on any of the beautiful beaches that make up the 500km coastline.
- Take a boat out onto the Aegean for fishing, snorkeling, or go around the secluded Mount Athos. Renting a boat out for a day allows you to visit small traditional fishing villages. There you can enjoy their carefree and traditional lifestyle.
- For resort entertainment, stick to Kassandra, the most cosmopolitan of the peninsulas.
- For those interested in ancient Greece’s history, visit the ancient ruins in Sithonia.
What to eat in Halkidiki
Halkidiki offers a very similar cuisine to Greece’s food with simple seasonings, fresh meat, or seafood and vegetables. Typical dishes and ingredients include fried meatballs, squash balls, octopus, shrimp, squid, cheese, olives, stuffed vine leaves, tzatziki, aubergine dip, small sausages, and giant beans.
For lunch: head to restaurants or bistros called mezedes or mezedopolio
For dinner: head to tavernas that serve specialties such as moussaka, kebabs, pastitsio (lamb or goat with macaroni and tomatoes), stifado (braised beef with onions), and paidakia (grilled lamb or goat chops).
Halkidiki has its fair share of international food, mainly around the main resorts and larger hotels. Still, family holidays are much more fun when you go for the full-on Greek experience.
When to go to Halkidiki
Schedule family holidays in Halkidiki any time from early May to October. The hottest and busiest month is July, with temperatures in the mid 30°Cs, while in April and May, temperatures are in the mid-20s. During late July and August, high humidity can cause storms, but they are generally short-lived.