Mini Guide For First Time Visitors
Fist time visiting Halkidiki? No worries! We have you all sorted out.
Ways to Get to Halkidiki
Ranked as one of the best tourist destinations in Northern Greece, Halkidiki is easy to access by car, bus, or taxi. Does that mean you cannot fly to Halkidiki? This beautiful summer vacation region keeps its traditional character, and due to the peculiarities of its landscape, it has no airport or railway station.
You see, although there’s a main mountainous land, most people spend their summer holidays in one of the three peninsulas – Kassandra, Sithonia, or Mount Athos Area (East Halkidiki). If you like to fly or take the train, you simply land to Thessaloniki first and then start your short journey to Halkidiki.
Traveling to Halkidiki by car
The goal is to get to the National Road to Halkidiki. If you arrive in Igoumenitsa from Italy, have departed from Turkey, travel from Albania, Bulgaria, or FYROM, you all end up to Egnatia Motorway.
This is the road that extends from Igoumenitsa on the west all the way to the eastern borders with Turkey. At some point, it meets the Ring Road in the city of Thessaloniki which in turn leads you to the national road to Halkidiki. You drive straight ahead and until you see the signs with the exits to the three peninsulas. You exit based on your destination.
Other road transport means
Whether you get to Thessaloniki by train, bus, or airplane, you can choose among road transportation means – that’s if you don’t want to rent a car.
There is a coach station of Halkidiki where you book a ticket to get to any destination in any of the three peninsulas.
Alternatively, you can hop on a taxi, but the cost will be a tad higher than if you would take a bus.
Traveling by plane
There are many direct flights to the International Airport of Thessaloniki from countries all over the world while there are several domestic flights too. Whether you decide to visit Athens, Chania, or Rhodes first, you can fly to Thessaloniki and then rent a car or hop on a bus to enjoy the rest of your summer vacation to Halkidiki Greece.
Where To Stay in Halkidiki
Hotels, villas, holiday apartments and studio ranging from luxury resorts to affordable apartment rentals, ready to please even the most demanding visitor.
Camping Association of Halkidiki: campsite-halkidiki.gr