There is no doubt that Halkidiki is considered one of the top summer vacation locations in Greece. It stands out for its three peninsulas, Kassandra, Sithonia, and Mount Athos. These three green “legs” (as the locals call them) are surrounded by calm, warm waters, and can be easily reached within an hour from Thessaloniki, the second biggest city of Greece.
Kassandra – a cosmopolitan hub
Kassandra is the western peninsula of Halkidiki, and it is the most popular one among visitors. This region combines a wide range of activities and natural sights, from splendid beaches and traditional little villages to large hotel complexes and engaging nightlife.
Spend your day in one of the numerous beach bars lying in its coastline, where most beaches are blue-flagged. If you need to escape from the hustle and bustle, opt to visit a traditional village, like Afytos, which is built on a hill and offers a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea, while you are enjoying traditional Greek delicacies.
For nightlife lovers, Kassandra is the perfect place venue. In the village of Kallithea, one can find some of the most fashionable summer clubs in Greece, while just about everywhere in the area there is a bar to have a drink in.