Halkidiki, Greece

Halkidiki, Greece

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 728 vacation rentals near Halkidiki. From 289 houses to 245 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Halkidiki for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Taking it nice and slow in Halkidiki

Whether it's beaches, mountains or forests that you want, Halkidiki has got it all. Less than 15 miles from the city of Thessaloniki, this mountainous 3-pronged peninsula juts out into the Aegean sea. Visitors flock to the area for its secluded coves, sprawling pine forests and quaint fishing villages, as well as the monastic sites in Mount Athos and nearby Meteora. With an Halkidiki vacation rental, you can enjoy a slower pace to life in 1 of the Mediterranean's most scenic and historic regions.

Beaches, forests, and long lost treasures

A beach lover's delight, Halkidiki is home to a myriad of pristine beaches. In Sithonia you'll find Armenistis, which is among the region's most beautiful and popular beaches. In Sani, the pine forests reach near to the shore, creating a very picturesque backdrop. There's also a diving center in Sani (as there are throughout the region), which organizes interesting trips to reefs, underwater caves, and old shipwrecks, so keep an eye for some long lost treasure. Back on dry land, there are many fun ways to explore Halkdiki, including cycling, horse riding and, for the braver ones among you, paragliding.

Mountain monks and their monasteries

One of the best sites to visit in Halkidiki is 1 that you can't really, er, visit. The stunning Mount Athos is not only a mountainous peninsula, it's a monastic settlement that has shut itself away from the outside world. However, you can take a boat tour and glimpse its many stunning monasteries, including the impressive Osiou Grigoriou monastery, which juts out into the sea. Another monastic site that you can see up close is the awe-inspiring Meteora, where centuries old monasteries are perched atop spectacular rock formations (the Monastery of the Holy Trinity sits above a 900-feet precipice).

Sun, sea, sand, and al fresco dining in Halkidiki

If there's 1 thing you can probably do without in Halkidiki, it's a winter coat. You can expect mild winters and warm summers that makes al fresco dining all that more appealing. August is a particular pleasant time to visit with sea temperatures in excess of 70 degrees. Even in late fall, temperatures reach into the low 70s, so you can still enjoy a great beach holiday. Like much of Greece, Halikidiki is busy with tourists in the summer months, so you'll find that Halkidiki vacation rentals are a bit cheaper come spring and fall.

Knowing your stalactites form your stalagmites

Halkdiki is a large pensinula in the northwestern Aegean Sea, resembling a hand with 3 fingers. The region is generally mountainous and lush, especially in its center, where Holomontas (Halkidiki's highest peak) reaches 3,800 feet above sea level. It's rugged coastline means you'll find that many of its beaches are nestled amid rocky coves. You'll also discover its many caves, the most impressive of which is the Cave of Petralona. Only discovered in 1959, Petralona has spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, plus the remains of a human that are believed to be over 350,000 years old.