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Chalkidiki is one of Greece’s biggest tourist destinations. It is a seaside peninsula made up of three ‘fingers’ which extend south of the mainland into the sea. This area is known best for its turquoise waters, amazing beaches and hidden coves. The rich mix of sun, sea and history in this area is what makes it such a popular holiday destination!
A daytrip to Petralona caves is sure to be an interesting day out for the family. This cave became famous in the 1950s due to the fossils that were found inside it, which included a 700,000-year-old human skull! Aristotle’s Park has many fun activities that help visitors understand the ideas of one of the world’s most famous philosophers. A trip to Ammouliani Island will provide you with some of the best beaches the resort has to offer.
Due to the size of the region, Chalkidiki is a perfect destination for both families and couples. The large range of beaches and activities ensures that there is something for everyone.
Flights from Dublin to Thessaloniki operate twice a week during the summer season, with an estimated flight time of about 3 hours and 50 minutes. Chalkidiki is located about 55 minutes from the airport.
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The nightlife hot spot of Chalkidiki can be found in the town of Kassandra. Here you will find many bars, nightclubs and beach parties to take your holiday up a notch!
There are hundreds of restaurants in the Chalkidiki region to choose from. Whether you’re looking to try some authentic Grecian food or international cuisine, there is something to suit all tastes.
Magic Park in Thessaloniki is a huge theme park with plenty of attractions to keep the kids entertained!
There are plenty of beautiful beaches on Chalkidiki’s three peninsulas. Be sure to visit Trani Ammouda beach, one of the most beautiful beaches and a favourite among the locals.
There are many souvenir shops and boutiques around. If you’re looking for some high-street stores, nearby Thessaloniki is home to many well-known retailers.
The festival of Kassandra is an annual event which takes place from July until August. During this festival, many music, dance, and theatre performances take place in the open-air theatre of Siviri.
The best time to visit Chalkidiki is the Summer season, when temperatures average in the high 20s. Many festivals and events take place during these months to facilitate the influx of tourists during this time, so there'll be plenty going on to keep you entertained.
Euro is the currency used in Greece.
Chalkidiki is two hours ahead of Ireland (GMT+2).
Car rental is a great way to explore the Chalkidiki region.