Halkidiki is a three-pronged peninsula located south of the city of Thessaloniki. It comprises of three smaller peninsulas (Cassandra, Sithonia and Athos) that resemble a trident piercing the blue waters of the Aegean. These three "prongs" give Halkidiki a uniquely winding shape, as well the longest stretch of coastline (approx. 550 km) of any mainland prefecture in Greece. The location is breathtaking and offers natural landscapes of unique beauty.
The location is breathtaking and offers contrasting natural landscapes of unique beauty. Golden, sun-drenched sandy beaches, idyllic gulfs, traditional villages and modern vacation resorts, scattered islets, sheltered coves, pine-clad hills dropping to the sea, all together make up the picture of modern-day Halkidki. The capital city of Polygyros is located right in the centre of the peninsula.