Halkidiki combines both mountainous and seaside villages. The first peninsula, Kassandra, is the most cosmopolitan one, including plenty of coastal villages as well as some scenic settlements. On the other hand, the second peninsula, Sithonia, is the region where you will find charming traditional villages and picturesque places with stoned-paved alleys. Besides that, Sithonia is also popular for the peaceful environment, while the lush vegetation along with the spectacular natural landscapes will take your breath away! Last but not least, Mount Athos which is the third peninsula, is the place with the perfect combination of the deep blue sea and the astonishing mountains.
Check our list below and discover the most worth-visiting villages in Halkidiki:
Afitos is a traditional seaside village, located on the peninsula of Kassandra. Actually the village is built on a rock, overlooking at the astonishing Toroneos Gulf. What makes Afitos outstanding is its elaborate traditional architecture, featured with stone-paved alleys and traditional buildings.
The settlement is also a popular spot for vacation, with very remarkable tourist infrastructure, as you can find a wide range of hotels, apartments and rooms to rent. On top of that, Afitos has a large coastline with beautiful green waters and numerous well-organized beach bars, taverns and restaurants. Apart from that, the village is rich in history and culture, including the ruins of Ancient Afitos, the Folklore Museum and the natural springs of Moudounou and Vrysitsa.
Kriopigi is one of the prettiest villages of Kassandra, Halkidiki. The settlement is built amphitheatrically, in a hill full of pine trees and with a breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea. During the summer period, the village is full of tourists, as it offers a spacious beach with amazing crystal clear waters and golden sand.
For water-sports lovers, Kriopigi beach provides incredibly types of water-sports and boat excursions as well. However, at Kriopigi you can find all types of accommodation, such as apartments, villas and luxurious hotels as well as various coffee shops, bars, restaurants and taverns. Moreover, at a short distance, you will find one of the most cosmopolitan places of Halkidiki, known for its vivid nightlife, Kallithea.
Nea Potidaia is a large coastal settlement and one of the most popular summer destinations in Kassandra, Halkidiki. The natural environment of the village, surrounded by trees and the spectacular beaches with turquoise waters will definitely amaze you!
In addition, hotels, rooms to let and apartments are in abundance as well as several restaurants, bars and nightlife venues. We suggest visiting the impressive Potidaia Canal, which is the main attraction of the village and the Castle ruins.
Nikiti is a small town of Halkidiki, located on the western side of Sithonia Peninsula. The region includes some of the most splendid beaches in Halkidiki, such as Agios Ioannis, Lagada and Kalogria while the unique natural landscapes dazzle the visitors every year.
Regarding the tourist infrastructure, Nikiti is well-organized ready to satisfy all types of visitors, providing superb hotels and luxury villas as well as rooms and apartments. If you are interested in exploring the attractions of Nikiti, the old town with traditional architecture is the best place to start. Not miss paying a visit to the Paleo-Christian Basilica and the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin as well.
Vourvourou is one of the most stunning villages in Sithonia, due to its astonishing beaches, the green-blue waters and the verdant environment. The village offers also a breathtaking view of the small island named Diaporos, a complex of 9 exotic islets, which are situated opposite the village. We suggest renting a boat and taking a short trip, in order to explore these beautiful islets with the dazzling turquoise waters and the magnificent landscape.
However, Vourvourou is a peaceful place, where you can pleasure unique moments of relaxation, as it combines powdery white sand beaches with shallow calm waters and superb seaside hotels and apartments. Give yourself a chance to enjoy the summer vacations in the most tropical scenery of Halkidiki!
Porto Koufo is a small village of Sithonia, known for its fishing activities. Worth- mentioning, is the fact that Porto Koufo is the safest natural harbour in Greece! The village is ideal for those who seek isolation and tranquillity, as the impressive rugged landscape with the big rocks and the green nature constitute the perfect background for your summer vacation.
Apart from the natural beauty environment, at Porto Koufo you will find exceptional seafood and fresh fish. Pay a visit to the local taverns in order to taste delightful seafood dishes that you will ever forget!
Ouranoupoli is a coastal village and the last cosmic settlement before Mount Athos. The village rewards every visitor since the mountainous side with the sea are combined perfectly. This seaside destination at the foot of Athos with great historic and architectural significance gives you multiple choices for calmness and rest.
Moreover, in the region of Ouranoupoli, you can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear beaches with golden sand. In the evening, you can stroll around the village and pleasure a romantic dinner with fresh fish accompanied by Agioritiko wine, produced in Mount Athos, while gazing at the charming harbour.