The eastern most prong belongs to the monastic community of Athos, the Holy Mountain. Visitation to it is strictly regulated: men must ask for a permit six months in advance and women are not allowed.
Halkidiki has interesting villages, outstanding beauty and amongst the best and most beautiful beaches of the entire Greece. famous for their crystalline waters and their pure white sand.
Holidays in Halkidiki are ideal for everyone, with quietness and deserted beaches on Sithonia and full of night life on Cassandra.
The capital of Halkidiki is Poligiros, which is situated in the centre of the peninsula, 69 kilometres from Thessaloniki.
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