Halkidiki is the birthplace of Aristotle, the philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great. It is a peninsula formed by the extension of Macedonia into the Aegean Sea that takes the shape of a trident, it was the trident of Poseidon in ancient Greece. The three peninsulas are called Kassandra, Sithonia, and Mount Athos.
The deeply indented coastline of over 500km's is of outstanding natural beauty with combinations of coves and bays, rocky headlands, beaches with golden sands and crystalline waters, olive and pines forests, traditional villages and modern tourist resorts. There are fantastic walking trails through the pine forests where you can enjoy the nature and the wild flowers which produce local honeys.
The ever-present sea gives the place a mild Mediterranean climate with limited rainfall whilst sunshine and warm summers are well known. It enjoys over 300 days of sunshine on average annually.
Apart from these natural beauties, Halkidiki has been a place of cultural development ever since prehistoric times. The inhabitants are a blend of old-established people and refugees from Asia Minor, and they unite the flame of local tradition with that of the "lost homelands".
Halkidiki can be easily accessed by car and bus, with regular bus schedules. It is also very close to Thessaloniki (60 km) and Macedonia Airport (Thessaloniki).