If you want to experience authentic Greece while enjoying some much-needed sunshine Halkidiki is a match made in heaven. It is located on a peninsula in northern Greece. The area has a staggering 550 km of shoreline that is home to plenty of blue flag beaches. It's not just the waters that are calm here but the pace of life. Savour traditional Greek food at the local tavernas, admire the sunset and enjoy the sunshine. Halkidiki is a paradise for children and adults alike.
The area is home to many swanky all-inclusive resorts complete with fine dining establishments and relaxing spas. A day trip to Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city is within reach. It makes it easy to add a city break within your beach holiday. For those who want to be transported back to the region's past, a visit to Ancient Olynthos is in order. It's an ancient city dating back to the sixth and 3rd century BC. You can see remnants of 100 houses and even some mosaic floors! Being on the Aegean sea means there are plenty of opportunities to take a boat trip or be your own captain and rent one. The crystal-clear and calm waters of the area also make it the perfect place to try scuba diving. Families and thrill-seekers alike will enjoy a trip to Waterworld for a day of filled with twists and turns on their many slides.