Welcome to "Chalkidiki Dreams” – A Ticket to Paradise! Our idea was born during one of many fun, sociable evenings while enjoying delicious Greek disheson Michaela’s roof terrace, while enjoying for one more time the unique and breathtakingview of the gold shimmering sea while the sun was diving into it. Over a glass of wine we talked about all those wonderful places, the views, the way of living and how many things are there to experience and discover for both tourists and locals. One thing was missing only, a place where people local and tourists would be able to get information and tips about how to discover those treasures. A page where you can virtually discover every touristic sight, find and book a hotel, find a hidden traditional restaurant, plan a hike ororganize your dream vacation by the beach. Everything your heart desires under one roof. So at that moment the idea was born and we immediately put our heart and soul into the implementation of the Project “Chalkidiki Dreams” mission is to help you discover Our Chalkidiki and introduce you to all the treasures of Chalkidiki as we got to know it and captured our hearts.Our site is in constant development and expansion, it is a project very close to our hearts and we will be here to provide valuable tips, information and accompany your next Chalkidiki adventure. Chalkidiki is (not) a dream, it is Paradise that is waiting for you to discover!The “Chalkidiki Dreams” Team
The Chalkidiki or Halkidiki, as the locals call it, is located in northern Greece and protrudes into the Aegean Sea in three finger-like headlands. The headlands are named Kassandra (Pallene), Sithonia (peninsula) and Athos (Agion Oros).Due to its geographical shape, the Chalkidiki is often known as the "3-fingered hand". Chalkidiki is also known as "Poseidon's trident" from ancient mythology.Kassandra and Sithonia are popular vacation destinations for many, with Kassandra having the best tourist infrastructure and most hotels. The coastal regions immediately catch your eye due to the extensive fine sandy beaches, which are interrupted by rocky sections of the coast.The "second finger", Sithonia, is mountainous in contrast to Kassandra and is largely characterized by cliffs, however hosts many secluded paradisaical and picturesque bays where you can find peace and solitude even during the high season.The "third finger", Athos was named after the holy mountain Athos (2033 m). It is the highest mountain in Chalkidiki and can be seen from afar from all the peninsulas. Athos is an autonomous Orthodox monastic republic. Entry is only possible with exceptions. But you can admire and explore the region from the sea. The hinter land of Chalkidiki has it’s charm, with its imposing mountain ranges, the lush pine forests and the impressive olive groves. It is ideal for hiking, cycling and finding peace and quiet away from the tourist strongholds.If you would like to learn more about the regions, the inhabitants and the history of this wonderful piece of paradise, please click on the read more button.
The historical region of Chalkidikis has a lot to offer in terms of art and culture. If you want to take a little break from your beach holiday and want to learn a little more about the history of the country and the inhabitants, it is best to take a rental car and explore the beautiful area with it. You pass picturesque villages, historic churches and monasteries and ancient stalactite caves.If you want to immerse yourself in the world of antiquity, you are in very good hands here. There are old excavations in every nook and cranny, some of which are well-preserved ancient sites and villages. Whether it is the Temple of Ammon Zeus directly on the beach of Kalithea or the ancient Olynthos, an ancient city, all culture enthusiasts will get their money's worth here. All of this always connected by a wonderful view of the unique and wonderful coastal and mountainous landscape of Chalkidiki. This is a great way to take a vacation and relax.The area is not just about cultural archaeological sites and museums. The many different and extraordinary festivals that take place on the peninsula during the summer months are also legendary. For example, there is the legendary Agios Mamas Festival, which attracts up to 200,000 visitors every year and is a mixture of market and music event. The Sanifest at the luxury hotel Sani Resort is also famous as an art festival beyond Halkidiki. If we have piqued your curiosity, you are welcome to find out more about the festivals and the culture of Cahlkidikis on the read more button.
In Chalkidiki you will get many different opportunities to buy local products, clothes, beach wear, handcrafted items or souvenirs. There are many small local boutiques, shops and stalls that invite you to shop with a wide variety of products. In every city or small town you can find something for everyone and stroll comfortably through the alleys or promenade.Local specialties such as olive oil, goat cheese, herbs, honey, ouzo, home-grown vegetables, fruits but also clothing, household goods and toys can be found at the beautiful, colorful and lively weekly farmers' markets at moderate prices.A little tip: You should visit the market as early as possible in the morning, so you can avoid the heat and stroll through the stalls in peace and quietThese markets not only are offering a wonderful shopping experience, but also it is the best way to get to know the people and the products of the country.You can find a detailed list of the markets and their schedule by clicking the read more button.
Summer vacation, the most beautiful time of the year, for many is just enjoying the warm weather, under the sun, on a beautiful beach relaxing next to the sea. Unwind and just let the mind wander with a cocktail in hand watching the crystal clear turquoise water simmering and enjoy life to the fullest. What do you need more ?!For so many others though, being active during their vacation plays a major role in their relaxation, for them it is time for action with sports activities and adventures excursions with fascinating sights. Chalkidiki offers everything your heart desires. But what if you are just a beach lover? It is worth renting a car for a day trip to explore the beautiful, and historical places of Chalkidikis. Immerse yourself in the history and the wonderful landscape of Chalkidiki and let yourself be carried away into a different world from an other era, have your mind and soul spiritually recharged and arrive back home in a good and relaxed mood with your batteries in full. And don't you worry there is always a beach near by everywhere in Chalkidiki to finish your adventure by the water. You definitely shouldn't miss out on the sights and the scenic highlights Chalkidiki has to offer. Here are some must do: take a boat trip to the coast of the monastic republic of Athos, visit the stalactite cave in Petralona, the ancient Olynthos, the Orange Beach on Sithonia or the somewhat more distant Meteora monasteries and of course don't miss to visit the second largest city of Greece, Thessaloniki.Press below at the read more button to find detailed information about every attraction, event and place worth seeing from all all three fingers for Chalkidiki. You need to know more? You are more than welcome to contact us for more information and help you choose. We wish you an unforgettable and wonderful vacation.
Chalkidiki is known for it's finest, unique, magical blue-flagged beaches with crystal waters along the 550km coastline. You can find one for every taste, long sandy beaches with fine white sand to somewhat wild rocky ones, or if you like a combination of both, fully organized with amenities and beach resorts or small hidden more private ones waiting to be discovered. Regardless what your preference is, rest assure that the crystal clear turquoise water will be present everywhere, to relax your mind and soul while sunbathing, playing with the waves or just enjoying a cocktail watching the sun turning orange and diving in the turquoise waters in the evening.In order to make it easier for you to find your dream spot for a relaxing and unforgettable beach experience, we have put together a selection of Chalkidiki's finest beaches per region:To find them please press the read more button!
Useful Phone numbers in Halkidiki
Climate Table ChalikidikiThere is a typically Mediterranean climate on the coast of Chalkidiki. In the winter months from November to February, temperatures can drop to 10 degrees. In the summer months, the temperatures climb to above 30 degrees. The warm summer water temperatures also invite you to enjoy a pleasant bathing experience at over 26 degrees Celsius during this time.There is a typically Mediterranean climate on the coast of Chalkidiki. In the winter months from November to February, temperatures can drop to 10 degrees. In the summer months, the temperatures climb to above 30 degrees. The warm summer water temperatures also invite you to enjoy a pleasant bathing experience at over 26 degrees Celsius during this time.Do you prefer it a little cooler and get to know the Chalkidiki not only from the beach and the sea, but also on foot or by bike. Then we can only warmly recommend the spring months to you. The mixed forest regions around the second highest mountain, the Cholomondas, are particularly suitable for hiking. You can also hike well in the beach areas, especially when the so-called prodromi, light north winds, sweep across the country at the end of May or beginning of June.The best time to travel to Chalkidiki, with its many hours of warming sunshine and the Mediterranean climate, will put a smile on your face are the months of June to the beginning of October. The special thing is that you can discover many secluded and quiet bathing bays in Chalkidiki even in the main season.General informations:Tipping:It is common to tip 5% to 10% depending on the size of the billBanks, ATMs, credit cards:Wherever you are, you will find a Greek bank branch within a short distance (maximum 20-25km). There are numerous ATMs across the region. Credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and campsites. Avoid using them on the beach, bars, buses and taxis.Power supply: 220V - 50 HzPets: There are some hotels, campsites and studios / apartments that are happy to accommodate pets. Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they have health certification and just remember to keep your pet on a leash at all times
KTEL in Thessaloniki:+30 2310 316555 & 2310 316565KTEL in Poligiros:+30 23710 22309KTEL in Kallithea:+30 23740 23714KTEL in Nea Moudania:+30 23730 21228KTEL in Kassandria:+30 23740 22214
Taxi in Poligiros: +30 23710 22460Taxi in Nea Moudania: +30 23730 21371Taxi in Kassandria: +30 23740 91559
As in other EU countries, the emergency number in Greece is 112. Calls are answered in Greek, English and French.Below are other local numbers that can be used in an emergency
Hospital & Health Centers:As in every EU country, if you are a member of the 28 EU countries or Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, you bring a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which covers most medical treatments in hospitals.Halkidiki has a public general hospital in the capital of Halkidiki, Polygyros and various health centers.General Hospital of Halkidiki (Polygyros): +30 23710 20101Health Centers:Nea Kallikratia (Nea Propontida):+30 23990 22245 Nea Moudania (Nea Propontida): +30 23733 50000 Kassandria (Kassandra):+30 23743 50000 Agios Nikolaos (Sithonia): +30 23753 50000 Paleochori (Polygyros):+30 23723 50000Mt Athos (Karyes): +30 23770 23217