Chalkidiki Peninsula is the most popular tourist spot in the northern Greek mainland. It consists of three “like finger” lush peninsulas that stretch into the North Aegean Sea (from east to west): Kassandra, Sithonia and Mt.Athos. Regarding of what a visitor would like to meet, there is a pretty clear distinction between these three fingers. First “finger” is vivid and touristic, second is more calm and relaxing and third one is an autonomous mountainous area of 20 Orthodox Monasteries. The characteristic feature of entire region, however, is the sandy beaches with turquoise waters that extend into over 300 miles of coastline.
Sailing to the amazing destinations along this coastline will give you the opportunity to discover the unexplored side of a place full of local traditions, gastronomic delights, historical monuments, spiritual sites and intense nightlife.
Starting /Finishing Point: Nea Moudania
Possible Visiting Places/Islands: Armenistis, Kavourotrypes, Ormos Panagias, Diaporos, Marina Miraggio, Kelifos, Ammouliani, Possidi, Sarti, Toroni, Porto Koufo
Enjoying a morning swim in golden-sand and the turquoise waters is a way to start a day in Chalkidiki. Discover the “turtle” island Kelifos and hike its rocky hills. Take a quite rest in the water at Diaporos’ beaches or a thermal spa in Agia Paraskevi. Enjoy a nice meal of the famous Greek cuisine in the small taverns of Ammouliani or sail beside Mt.Athos and capture the monasteries climbing on the rocks. There are local businesses offering variety of sea-sports, scuba diving equipment / lessons and in some cases tours of the city. Neos Marmaras renders nice small sea-side paths for biking and running or for visiting a local open-air market.