Points of Interest in Halkidiki

Find all points of interest in Halkidiki in one Place!

Would you like to explore what you could do in Halkidiki in a very quick look? Scroll over the map to explore some points of interest that Flegra Collection suggest!

Airport Transfer or Car Hire

How to get to Pefkohori from the airport?

Taxi transfer

If you need transfer from and towards the airport, we can arrange it for you! We co-operate with a VIP TRANSPORTATION Company that offers luxury cars and has English speaking staff. The company’s cars are equipped with WiFi and TV. On the way, a small bottle of water is offered to you while there is also juice available for children. You can select from a normal car to a caravan estate (with bigger trunk) or to a minivan with a capacity of 7 or 9 people. If you wish for further information, e-mail us at [email protected] or call us on +30 23740 61832 and we will do our best to help.

Your transfer will be arranged for you by our reservations department. Just provide us with your flight and booking details: your full name, the confirmation number of your reservation, your flight details which are the number and the time of arrival/departure, the number of persons and if you need a child seat (mentioning the weight of each child as well). The capacity of the vehicles is as following: normal car up to 4people, caravan estate up to 4 people with more suitcases, minivan up to 7 or 9 people. 

Shuttle bus service

Besides the private transfer option, you can also book a shuttle bus service through us. Again, you only have to provide us with your flight and booking details: your full name as well as each one of the passengers’ full names, the confirmation number of your reservation, your flight details which are number and time of arrival/departure, the number of persons and if you need a child seat (mentioning the weight of each child as well). Please, let us know if you wish for this service at least 5 days prior to your arrival!

Car Hire

If driving offers you the independence that you wish so as to have to shape your unique vacation experience in Halkidiki, then let us know prior to your arrival, to arrange a car rental with an option that is closest to your needs and desires. The Flegra Collection reservations department shall arrange it for you. If you wish to rent a car only during your stay, you could also arrange it through our front office department after your check-in. 

Petralona Cave

Petralona Cave

Nature has always been an unpredictable designer. This is more than apparent when entering Petralona Cave, formed around a million years ago. Nicknamed “the red-rock cave” because of the color that the bauxite deposits give to the stone, the cavern stretches across an area of 10,400m² and consists of a series of stoas, chambers, high ceilings and pools, full of stalactites and stalagmites. Its discovery in 1959 opened a window into prehistoric times. Nowadays, it is the most important of Greece’s 12,000 caves, thanks to its wealth of fossils (one of the richest collections in Europe) and to the discovery, around half a century ago, of the oldest human remains ever found in Greece. The Cave reopens its doors in Spring 2024, after remaining closed for five years, during which a series of interventions were completed so that the Cave is environmentally sustainable, with respect to both its attractions and visitors.

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Spa Thermal Baths

Relax and enjoy!

One of the most traditional villages of the Kassandra peninsula is Agia Paraskevi, which is famous for its thermal springs and their therapeutic qualities. On the cliff, in a magnificent setting overlooking the Aegean Sea, the natural spring spa associated with the famous art of water-healing during the Ancient Greek Times, meets a modern spa. The residents revived the village, creating an elegant spa destination offering modern facilities, located in a lush pine forest. The springs, which were discovered accidentally, have important therapeutic qualities due to the water’s special chemical composition. Due to its unique composition of chemical elements containing rare sanative properties, it rejuvenates both body and spirit. During your visit, you can also explore the Folklore museum of Agia Paraskevi, where you can learn about the history and the culture of the area.

Additional Information: http://halkidikispa.com

Ammouliani Island Cruise

The GLASSBOTTOM vessel starts its cruise at the port of Ouranoupoli and heads out to the Ammouliani islets, also known as Drenia (Donkey islands). There, you may take a close look at the famous yellow corals above Ouranoupoli’s reef, thanks to the glass bottom keel of the ship. After that you arrive at the small, unexplored and uninhabited islet complex known as Drenia.

Also, you may explore otherwise inaccessible beaches with lush underwater flora. Swimming, snorkelling or just sunbathing are some of your options while experiencing the famous turquoise waters of the islets.

The cruise continues as you enjoy your refreshments and cold drinks. During this cruise, one encounters two more islets of the complex and Ammouliani, the only inhabited island of Halkidiki where you might make a stop for shopping and sightseeing. Carried away by images of the great blue, you arrive at the port of Ouranoupolis. 

Mount Athos

Besides the myths though, Halkidiki has a tradition that goes well back in time. The monasteries of Mt Athos stand tall – as they have done for 1,000 years and will continue to do so as  UNESCO World Heritage Monuments. Mount Athos is the third peninsula of Halkidiki and it does not only constitute a World Heritage Site, but it also renders an autonomous entity in the Hellenic Republic. Athos is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople. Mount Athos has been inhabited since ancient times and it is known for its nearly 1,800-year continuous Christian presence and its long historical monastic traditions, which date back to at least 800 A.D. and the Byzantine era. Today, over 2.000 monks from Greece and many other Eastern Orthodox countries, such as Bulgaria, Serbia and Russia, live an ascetic life in Athos, isolated from the rest of the world. The Athonite monasteries feature a rich collection of well-preserved artifacts, rare books, ancient documents, and artworks of immense historical value. 

Additional information: here

Ancient Olynthos

Olynthos has a unique historical past, from the years of Aristotle and even older. The modern village is called Nea Olynthos and it is located at the base of the peninsula of Kassandra, 78 km away from Thessaloniki and 12 km from Potidea. New Olynthos is the continuation of the Byzantine village of Myriophytos. After 1922 many refugees from Eastern Thrace and Asia Minor were added to the few local residents. Nowadays, the inhabitants amount to about 1200 and are mainly occupied in agriculture and olive-growing.
To the east of the new settlement, within a short distance, there are the ruins of the famous ancient Olynthos. The site is inhabited since the Neolithic Era (5300-4500 BC), while the word “Olynthos” is pre-Hellenic and probably has a meaning “wild fig”. According to tradition, it was named so by Olynthos, the son of the river God Strymon. Ancient Olynthos was built on two hills, the southern and the northern. The southern hill was occupied by the city, which, according to Herodotus, was founded by the Voctians of Imathia in the 7th century. B.C. This city was destroyed by the Persians of Artabazos in 479 BC. However, its inhabitants did not leave the area. They built a new city on the northern hill. It was the Olynthos of the Classical Period, built in the Hippodamian city planning system, with building blocks separated by horizontal and vertical streets. The accuracy of the city plan of Olynthos helps us understand how the Hippodamio city planning system was applied. It was to play a major role and to become the most important political, economic and military center of Halkidiki from the 5th to the 3rd century BC. Moreover, the founding of the Halkidian Common in 430 BC, meant the political union of 32 cities of Halkidiki under the command of Olynthos. The great prosperity of the city brought her into conflict with King Philip II of Macedonia, who could not tolerate the presence of another great force in his area and eventually led to its destruction in 348 BC. Today, a large part of the ancient city has been discovered in the visiting site of the excavation, and there have been found tombs, coins and mosaics of unique beauty that date back to different eras of Greek history.
An Archaeological Museum operates in the archaeological site. Excavations are not exhibited in its premises, but audiovisual material, with the help of which the visitor acquires a broader picture of the history of ancient Olynthos, is available. The findings of the excavations are found in the museums of Thessaloniki and Polygyros.

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