The region of Chalkidiki
is situated in Northern Greece, southeast of Thessaloniki
. It is a majestic place that attracts thousands of visitors every year, due to its splendid features. Throughout the region there is a great amount of natural beauty, indeed it is one of the most verdant areas in Greece, while it also possesses many springs, lakes and coves. Chalkidiki's
main attractions, though, are its stunning beaches, some of which practically flow into lush green forests. Chalkidiki villages are very picturesque and have an intense traditional character, whether they are on rolling hillsides or by the seaside. Sightseeing in Chalkidiki Greece
is abundant, with impressive archaeological, historical and religious sites at every turn. Poligiros, the capital town of Chalkidiki, is located on the mainland section of the region, built amphitheatrically on the side of Mt. Profitis Elias and offers visitors a fascinating view of the sea and the surrounding landscape. The most popular area is the “Trident” (otherwise known as “the three feet”), which is comprised of Kassandra in the west, Sithonia in the center and Mt. Athos (Agio Oros) in the east.