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About Halkidiki

The Halkidiki Peninsula drops three long fingers into the Aegean, all lushly forested and lined with white sandy coves. Kassandra is the peninsula with the lively infrastructure, it's not busy, but this is where you'll find the most glamorous resorts and the villages with the best restaurants and bars and many of the best places to stay in Halkidiki. Sithonia has the most beautiful of the white, sandy beaches and the best camping. Athos is famed for the ancient Mount Athos monastic community. Our Guru's pick of the best hotels in Halkidiki covers all three peninsulas, and there truly is a property for everyone from a traditional inn in the undiscovered inland region to luxury family friendly resorts where all ages will be kept amused.

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Despite Halkidiki's proximity, and comparable beauty, to the Greek islands, this coastline region is relatively quiet in terms of visitor numbers. Up until the last few decades it's been best known by pilgrims and those searching for historic treasures, so its development has been restrained and feels largely unspoiled. It still gets busy in the summer though and popular with Greeks too, so book ahead - even if you're planning to stay in one of Sithonia's many campsites or self-catering apartment or villa.

Halkidiki is a great springtime destination with water temperatures in the high teens and air temperatures around 20 degrees. The countryside is lush, green and covered in wildflowers. It's also nice in September.

Where to stay - which area/resort?

  • Most of Halkidiki's beach resorts are on the east coast of Kassandra with Sani being the largest centre with the best nightlife and Skala Fourkas a close second. Book here if you're looking for something with a little action!
  • As well as the most beautiful beaches, sleepy Sithonia also has the oldest mosaics ever found in Greece in the excavation of Olynthos. Sithonia also has some lovely old villages. This the region for you if you want undiscovered Greece, quiet beaches and a smattering of culture.
  • Halkidiki's rugged interior is also a fascinating landscape to explore if you like walking or hiking.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Halkidiki offer something for everyone, whether you're looking for a budget guesthouse, family friendly resort or romantic luxury hideaway.

The best places to stay in Halkidiki

Best Beach Resorts

  • Danai Beach Resort & Villas on the Sithonia peninsula is the place to come to be pampered in quiet luxury. Villas and suites have their own private pools and the hotel has its own semi-private beach.
  • By a perfect blue lagoon on the Sithonia peninsula, the Ekies All Senses Resort has stylish, modern, designer decor and every luxury.
  • Antigoni Beach Resort offers light and airy accommodation with splendid views, as well as all the mod cons. for a lovely beach break; a spa, an outdoor pool, private beach access and three restaurants to choose from.
  • Ikos Olivia features tasteful contemporary rooms, a large outdoor pool and plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained (including a Kids Club if the parents fancy a break!).
  • Eagles Palace Hotel & Spa is a more upmarket choice, with understatedly luxurious accommodation decorated in a typically Greek colours - some of which even feature private pools! Choose from four terrific on site restaurants and spend your days soaking up the sun on their private beach.
  • Afitis Boutique Hotel features stylish contemporary accommodation, two restaurants, a private beach and a lovely pool - what more could you possibly need? Idyllic and impressive.

For Families

  • The Petrino Suites are by beautiful, ancient Athitos, on the Kassandra peninsula. A beautifully designed hotel converted from a traditional style stone house, with an excellent restaurant, this complex also has family accommodation more like spacious apartments than conventional hotel rooms.
  • Skites boasts an array of comfortable and unfussy accommodation in Ouranopolis - including apartments which are ideal for families. With a restaurant and its own pebbly beach to boot, it's a splendid all round family choice.

For An Apartment Or Villa

  • Often renting a holiday villa or apartment is the best option. So for a wide range of self-catering accommodation throughout Halkidiki, we recommend you check out the properties with our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Halkidiki's nicest weather-wise in the summer, with the average daily temperature reaching 26°C in July.
  • That said, this is peak tourist season, so if you fancy the beaches to yourself consider coming in May, September or October.
  • International visitors can fly into Thessaloniki Airport, 80km south, before taking the bus to Halkidiki.
  • easyJet fly direct from Gatwick to Thessaloniki, whilst Ryanair go from Stansted.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Halkidiki

  • Gkeea Boutique Hotel Halkidiki 16 rooms from £69

    Beach Life  -  Just 100m from the beach, with 70 more beautiful blue flag beaches within easy reach, an ideal spot for a seaside holiday
    Value chic  -  Chic contemporary accommodation with everything you need offered at very reasonable rates
    Sights nearby  -  Explore ruined cities, castles and Byzantine churches and feel the palpable history of this region
    Sailing  -  Hire a boat to sail around Mount Athos to see the incredible cliffside monasteries
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    A smart modern hotel, well positioned close to a number of beaches. Interiors are minimal and sleek with simple contemporary fittings, while comfortable rooms, in a subdued grey and mauve palette, are decorated with minimalist style and feature luxurious bathrooms. A great base, and good value too! See More

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  • Art Boutique Hotel Halkidiki 18 rooms from £72

    Romantic Break  -  With beautifully appointed suites, luxury linens and a romantic roof terrace, book this hotel for your next couples' getaway
    Local exploring  -  This hotel's location makes it great for day trips; organise a tour of Athens or see the ruins at Vergina and Olympus
    Beach Life  -  Set on the coast in a charming seaside town in Greece, book this hotel as a base for your next beach break
    Sights nearby  -  Go on a sightseeing tour of the Monasteries of the Holy Mountain of Athos on a cruise to Mount Athos; book through the hotel
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    This art hotel is nestled in the charming seaside town of Pefkochori in Greece. Guestrooms have palettes themed around different artists and feature luxurious upholstered headboards and rich linens. Relax with a cocktail and sea views on the hotel roof terrace after a day on the beach. See More

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  • Rigas Boutique Hotel Halkidiki 34 rooms from £75

    Value chic  -  With modern design, a lovely pool, a restaurant, and easy beach access - you are getting a lot for your money here
    Beach Life  -  Situated on a prime clifftop position within easy reach of the lovely local beach
    Local markets  -  The shops in nearby Kassandra stock traditional ceramics, handwoven textiles, olive wood carvings and Halkidiki honey
    Sailing  -  Go on a day trip sailing around Mount Athos to see the fascinating 9th-century monasteries hugging the cliffs
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    A modern cliffside hotel with amazing sea views from the rooms and terrace. The open-plan restaurant spills onto the pool terrace creating a fun atmosphere, while hip interiors feature sleek grey sofas and contemporary fittings. Chic, unfussy rooms have a palette of greys and stylish Scandi pieces. See More

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  • Petrino Suites Afytos, Halkidiki 33 rooms from £86

    Families  -  With a laidback feel, a large outdoor pool, family suites, and access to a private beach - this is perfect for families
    Total relaxation  -  Spend days lounging in the sun on the beach or by the pool - a quiet base to simply unwind
    Sights nearby  -  Stroll around beautiful Afitos with original architecture and ancient monuments
    Swimming Pool  -  Sit back and relax by the hotel pool and soak up the Greek sunshine
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    An attractive original stone house turned into chic accommodation with excellent dining facilities. Apartment-style rooms are situated around a large outdoor pool. With a small private beach and spacious grounds, this is a tranquil hideaway for either families or couples. See More

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  • Skites Ouranopolis, Halkidiki 25 rooms from £94

    Families  -  With expansive grounds, the sea right there, a laidback feel, and family suites - this is perfect for those travelling with kids
    Hideaway  -  With bnungalows barely visible against the foliage and no other properties in views - this is a tranquil hideaway
    Restaurant  -  Home cooked Greek meals are served in the restaurant
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the UNESCO Heritage site, Mount Athos
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    A collection of blue-shuttered bungalows and rooms set in an area of designated natural beauty. Interiors are characterful and traditional with stone floors, uneven whitewashed walls, and beamed ceilings. With a pool and a jetty to sunbathe on plus homemade Greek cuisine, this is a quaint hideaway. See More

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  • Antigoni Beach Resort Sithonia Halkidiki 50 rooms from £101

    Families  -  A beachside property with plenty of activities to keep all entertained
    Beach Life  -  Set on one of the most pristine white sand beaches of Halkidiki
    Restaurant  -  Two restaurant options, one a casual buffet and the other fine dining
    Diving  -  Scuba instruction in the crystal clear waters of Sithonia Halkidiki
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    An elegant hotel situated on one of Halkidiki's finest beaches. Light, airy rooms & suites have whitewashed walls and stunning views; some have a private hot tub. Lovely outdoor pool, private beach & glorious spa to keep everyone occupied. Two restaurants to choose from - ideal for families. See More

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  • Ikos Olivia Halkidiki 291 rooms from £109

    Families  -  The Kids' Clubs will keep children occupied and active while parents sun themselves with a good book and a cocktail
    Active Holiday  -  The hotel provides an endless array of activities from beach volleyball to tennis, cycling and canoeing
    Diving  -  Beginners classes are held in the hotel pool before you head out to sea
    Great walks  -  No better spot for a sunset stroll than along the picturesque shoreline
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    A 'has it all' resort with lovely gardens reaching down to the shore. The rooms are immaculate with crisp linen and large glass windows lead to great garden or sea views. Boundless activities are on offer for children and adults alike. An ideal destination for a family holiday. See More

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  • Hotel Liotopi Halkidiki 16 rooms from £123

    Families  -  It’s not one of those places that offers all kinds of child diversions but simply a charming, laid-back, classic family hotel
    Beach Life  -  In a lovely sandy bay, beside the promontory where Aristotle was born, sits the small town of Olympiada and the Hotel Liotopi
    Great walks  -  Many pretty walks in the area, including one to the beautiful Varvara Waterfalls, and many in the foothills of Mt Olympus
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the ancient city of Stageira, birthplace of Aristotle, with its beautiful ruins
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    A charming family-friendly boutique hotel located right on the seafront. Understated yet chic rooms are airy and bright with crisp white linens and freshly cut flowers. The best offer sea views. Home-cooked meals are seasonal and delicious featuring traditional local dishes - a real highlight! See More

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  • Ekies All Senses Resort Vourvourou, Halkidiki 69 rooms from £213

    Families  -  A range of suites will suit families of all sizes while kids will love the beach and pool
    Beach Life  -  Enjoy the stunning coastline on offer, with an abundance of beaches on the doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the ancient ruins scattered along the picturesque Agios Isidoros
    Restaurant  -  Modern Greek cuisine is served across four dining venues
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A stylish design hotel set right on the beach. Each room and suite differs in style and size, but all are white-on-white with modern light wood furniture and plenty of light. With contemporary Greek cuisine and a large pool, this is a perfect hideaway for couples or families. See More

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  • Sani Beach Hotel Halkidiki 446 rooms from £213

    Local exploring  -  On a rocky penisula, surrounded by a 1000 acre pine forest, an idyllic base from which to explore Halkidiki’s coastline
    Beach Life  -  Guests will love the handy beach access right at the foot of the garden
    Kids Club  -  Offering a large variety of activities including forest treks, adventure courses and watersports activities
    Birdwatching  -  Explore the scenery and discover an amazing array of birds on a private tour of the magical Sani Wetlands
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    A luxury hotel with a lagoon-style pool, gorgeous beach, and a choice of quality restaurants and bars. Sleek, marble-clad interiors feature white modern furniture and quirky decor, while the fresh, bright rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with super views. Great for both couples and families. See More

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  • Eagles Palace Hotel & Spa Ouranopolis, Halkidiki 165 rooms from £235

    Families  -  families are well catered for with a kids' club, a designated pool, and babysitting
    Foodies  -  A two-star Michelin chef has designed the menus offering contemporary Greek fare
    Spa  -  Take a break and feel refreshed and re-energised from one of the many spa therapies on offer
    Sailing  -  Explore the coastline on a cruise organised by the hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

    A luxury resort with a private beach and an abundance of activities. Sleek contemporary rooms are decorated in neutral hues and simple minimalist design draws attention to spectacular beach views. With indoor and outdoor pools and menus designed by a Michelin starred chef- this is an indulgent stay. See More

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  • Afitis Boutique Hotel Halkidiki 50 rooms from £236

    Romantic Break  -  With romantic dining under the stars, luxury suites, and a lovely beach to unwind on - this is the perfect couples' hideaway
    Beach Life  -  Positioned directly on its own private sandy beach
    Restaurant  -  Half board includes a good buffet dinner or dine a la carte with dishes made following the farm-to-fork ethos
    Sights nearby  -  Take a wander around the pretty Afitos village and then head to its gorgeous beach to completely unwind
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    A luxury property set on a blue flag beach. Contemporary rooms are light and airy with minimalist design and floor-to-ceiling windows. Offering two restaurants, a pristine pool and a private beach - this hotel encourages complete relaxation. A romantic spot for a quiet beach hideaway. See More

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  • Avaton Luxury Villas Resort Halkidiki 36 rooms from £325

    Families  -  Great for families with multi room villas and suites with private pools, and a plethora of activities for all ages
    Beach Life  -  These luxury villas have easy beach access making it an easy and relaxing seaside base
    Sights nearby  -  Head to ancient Stagira, an important ancient city of Halkidiki, and Zigou, the oldest monastery in the Athos peninsula
    Great walks  -  Wander around the picturesque Artistotle Park in Stagira
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    Luxury villas and suites with private pools surrounded by lush gardens leading right to the beach which is peppered with comfy loungers. Interiors are sleek and stylish with quirky artwork. Enjoy a romantic meal under the canopy of pretty fabric gazebos while gazing at the sea. A coastal treat! See More

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  • Danai Beach Resort & Villas Nikiti, Halkidiki 60 rooms from £456

    Families  -  Danai is super child-friendly. There are kids' activities, a crèche, and lots of family-orientated restaurants on-site
    Foodies  -  You'll be spoilt for choice with four restaurants or for a more private meal, dining within your room, suite or villa
    Spa breaks  -  An extensive range of Holistic therapies and facilities, such as beach massages and an indoor pool
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Unesco World Heritage Site, Mount Athos
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Mr & Mrs Smith

    With elegant suites and five villas, the Danai Beach is a luxury legend, a pampered sanctum, which you probably won’t want to leave from the time you check-in. Villas and several suites have private pools and the hotel has its own (semi-private) sandy beach. Expect all the luxury trimmings. See More

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  • Eagles Villas Ouranoupoli, Halkidiki 42 rooms from £508

    Beach Life  -  Boasting a private beach and sea views from every suite, book this hotel for your next luxury seaside getaway
    Families  -  Larger villas are great for a family stay, offering bigger swimming pools and extra living space
    Romantic Break  -  These discreet, private villas with sea views make a picturesque setting for a romantic break
    Sights nearby  -  Take a boat trip departing from the gulf to the historic monasteries on Mount Athos, know as the Holy Mountain
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Small Luxury Hotels

    This family-run resort comprises a collection of luxury villas overlooking the coast in Ouranopolis. Each villa unfolds around a plunge pool, with contemporary interiors and terraces that offer spectacular sea views. Be sure to sample the tasting menu at the beautiful hotel restaurant, Lofos. See More

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  • Sani Dunes Halkidiki 136 rooms from £612

    Luxury  -  With sleek contemporary design, several dining options, a spoiling spa, and Greece's largest pool - this is an indulgent stay
    Total relaxation  -  Great for an indulgent stay just relaxing and lounging around, with everything you'll need provided on site
    Restaurant  -  Four restaurants range from casual fare to Italian fine dining crafted by a Michelin-starred chef
    Spa  -  A well-equipped spa has a sauna, steam room, indoor pool, and a wide treatment list
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    A stunning luxury resort on the beach with a choice of pools as well as an indulgent spa and several great dining options. Sophisticated interiors have chic, simple decor and designer furniture, while the luxurious, comfy rooms in beige and pastels feature slick art and natural materials. See More

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