Halkidiki in northern Greece, close to the city of Thessaloniki, is made up of three 'fingers' jutting into the Aegean Sea. These three peninsulas are some of the most desirable and popular tourist destinations in the whole of the country, thanks to their upmarket atmosphere, amazing views and stunning beaches. Halkidiki, the birthplace of Aristotle, has all this and also plenty of ancient history to explore.
Local points of interest include:Holy Mount Athos:
A World Heritage Monument and an independent state, the Holy Mountain includes 20 Orthodox monasteries, which house priceless treasures including holy icons, vestments and manuscripts.Amouliani
A small island with golden beaches, restaurants and the famous beach "Alikes".Ouranoupoli
A village full of life, ideal for an evening stroll or dinner by the sea. Thessaloniki
The second largest city in Greece, ideal for those wishing to visit Byzantine monuments