Top 10 Things to do in Halkidiki Region, Greece

August 12, 2017 Frederic Celentano

Discover the best top things to do in Halkidiki Region, Greece including Trani Ammouda Beach, Sani Marina, Kalogria Beach, Alykes beach, Toroni Beach, Mount Athos The Holy Mountain, Lagomandra beach, Kalamitsi beach, Possidi Beach, Kalamitsi Beach.
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1. Trani Ammouda Beach

Ormos Panagias, Greece +30 2375 031809
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Trani Ammouda Beach

Reviewed By kiki116 - Athens, Greece

Wonderful big beach with perfect sand and nice surroundings. There are free places, that you can use your own beach equipment, but there is also a beach bar to drink or eat something. There is also a road with restaurants and cafes. I totally suggest a visit.

2. Sani Marina

Sani 63077, Greece +30 2374 099580
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Sani Marina

Reviewed By B1714D - Belgrade, Serbia

I wouldn't like to be misunderstood by this review of mine. The whole complex of Sani is spotless, clean and luxurious offering a demanding deep pocket tourist everything he'd expect. It's a pretty new resort opened few years ago with several high end hotels, plenty of nice restaurants, thick mattresses on sunbeds at the beach, golf courses, haute couture shops, luxurious villas, bungalows, pools...few of them private for villa users, manicured Gardens,...you name it. It's Kassandra's response to Sithonia's Porto Carras resort built two decades ago (to which I have same impressions).
But, what it lacks is soul. Greek soul. That's not why most people come to Greece. There's a theater like atmosphere. It's a kind of Disney resort you'd expect in Florida, not in Greece. You don't have to be a hotel guest to visit it, you can enter free and take photos of multi million yachts, have a triple priced drink or meal,...or just walk along the marina.

3. Kalogria Beach

Nikiti 630 88, Greece
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 364 reviews

Kalogria Beach

Reviewed By kiki116 - Athens, Greece

Wonderful beach with perfect sand and nice surroundings. There are free places, that you can use your own beach equipment, but there are also two beach bars to drink or eat something, one of them with an entrance fee with minimum consumption. I totally suggest a visit.

4. Alykes beach

Ammouliani, Greece
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Alykes beach

Reviewed By Beatrice H - Moosburg, Germany

Nice big beach, flat and kid-friendly.
Shallow water, very clear and safe.
3 beach bars to choose from, all playing their music- sometimes this gets a bit much with overlapping tunes.
Lots of space on the beach if you bring your own gear or play ball.
Parking only steps away.
There is more private Beaches on the island, but this is probably the biggest beach here.

5. Toroni Beach

Toroni, Toroni 630 72, Greece +30 2375 051301
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

Toroni Beach

Reviewed By Kristinka K

I agree with saying that Toroni beach is one of the nicest ones - it's clean with sand without too many people and too many and noise beach bars. No tents and camping people. I would recommend it to those who are looking for a quite and nice place to stay

6. Mount Athos The Holy Mountain

Mount Athos, Greece +30 695 735 1378
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Mount Athos The Holy Mountain

Reviewed By Wanderer33 - DC

Visiting Mt Athos--the Holy Mountain--a republic of 20 monasteries, is a special experience. I am not Orthodox, but went because I was interested in seeing this holy place that has the somewhat unique condition of not admitting women. It has been a sacred area for more than 1000 years, dedicated to Orthodox spirituality. While it is for the monks, priests and clerics, it welcomes male pilgrims to visit. The hospitality means that you can stay at a monastery and eat with the monks and other pilgrims for free, participate in the religious services and witness the beautiful and historical settings.
But planning is needed. You need permission to enter and must arrange with monasteries in advance to stay (normally a day at a time). Most visitors start from the Pilgrim's Station in Ouranopoli, but you should begin planning weeks or months ahead. A very limited number of non-Orthodox men are admitted each day. Not surprisingly, most of the pilgrims are Orthodox, including many monks and priests from around the world, including Greeks, Russians, other Eastern Europeans and others. While I was there I was the only American and non-white person I saw.
Language is a problem; most of the people speak Greek, although Russian also appears common. Fortunately, there are a number of monks and pilgrims who speak English who can help. I had particular problems understanding how to use the buses that transport people from the port of Dafni to Karyes - the capital - to monasteries. Some monasteries can be reached directly by boat (if you know how). Wandering the trails is a meditative way to visit the monasteries, but it looked like most people used the buses.
I stayed in two monasteries, Pantokrator and Vatopedi, on the north side of the peninsula, which provided excellent hospitality to me. Accommodations are in dorms that sleep multiple people and are pretty simple. And meals are also simple, but healthy. Much of the day can be spent in services, which are beautiful (but mostly in an old Greek).
A once-in-a-lifetime experience for me, but some of the pilgrims had been there many times.

7. Lagomandra beach

Lagomandra, Neos Marmaras 630 81, Greece +30 2375 077000
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 321 reviews

Lagomandra beach

Reviewed By Antonio S

This beach has one of the best Beaches in Sithonia. In my opinion it is the best.
The hotel offers different kind of activities besides the sea. They have sun beds for customers and for regular visitors, but you need to pay a low price.
There is also space on the beach where you can enjoy the sand on a towel.
The water was very clear and excellent for families with small children.
Definitely I will recommend it to everyone.

8. Kalamitsi beach

16 km South of Sarti, Sarti 630 72, Greece
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

Kalamitsi beach

Worth Visiting!

Reviewed By Nikola I - Hungary

We stayed in Sarti but it was near so we visited this place and it was surprisingly good;
Only thing that was an issue was the parking, it has not much capacity;
Not spectacular but a nice beach, the village it self doesn't offer much but it`s charming;

9. Possidi Beach

Coastal Road, Possidi 630 77, Greece
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Possidi Beach

Reviewed By Xenios_Kofteros

A long stretch of beach forming a sandbank with water on 3 directions. You can leisure there as it's pretty quiet, enjoy the view of the hills and Mountains behind you or swim in the cold crystal sea. You can also enjoy jumping in the waves that intensify on the tip due to the crisscrossing of the currents.

10. Kalamitsi Beach

Kalamitsi Beach, Kalamitsi, Greece
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Kalamitsi Beach

Reviewed By SoyNata - Moscow, Russia

The beach is sandy as everywhere around, the water mostly always calm and of really nice temperature - not too cold and not too warm. Many people come there with little children.
Untill the 10th of September the beach was very crowded because lots of Bulgarian families come there during holidays, but afterwards it was very nice and not so overwhelmed.
You will find chezelongues and umbrellas there belonging to local hotels.

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