Halkidiki (Gr. Χαλκιδική) is a resort peninsula in northeastern Greece, covering the area of 2918 km2. Its shape resembles “the trident”. The “prongs” of Halkidiki are three peninsulas, crashing into the Aegean Sea: Athos, Sithonia and Kassandra. Each of them has its own peculiarities, advantages and a wide range of real estate.
Cassandra is the most popular tourist region of Halkidiki. There are many organized sandy beaches, awarded with the “Blue Flag”, pine forests and water in bays and harbors is amazingly clean and clear. Compared with the other two “prongs” Kassandra has the most developed infrastructure, this conclusion is done due to the fact that real estate is mostly bought here. Cassandra has numerous resorts in different price ranges and great opportunities for entertainment. The most popular cities and towns to buy property in Kassandra are Kallithea, Hanioti, Furka, Nea Skioni, Pefkochori.
Sithonia is less populated, but more quiet and green region of Halkidiki than Cassandra. Here is located resort Porto Carras, which is one of the most famous resorts in Greece. The area is covered by dense pine forests that fill the air with its special aroma of freshness. A real estate in Sithonia is usually bought by people who prefer a regular life-style. If you like to enjoy the pristine nature, hiking and cycling, living here will be a real paradise for you. The best choice is real estate which is located in such areas of Sithonia as Neos Marmaras, Nikiti, Gerakini, Toroni, Vourvourou, Sarti, Ormso Panagias.
Athos is the most mysterious “prong” of Halkidiki. Its main feature is that the southern part of the peninsula is held by the world’s only monastic state – Agion Oros (Mount Athos). In the rest of the peninsula there are several resort villages, where real estate is available for everyone. The most popular areas to buy property on Mount Athos are Ouranoupolis, Nea Roda, Yerisos, Kumitsa. Near the south-west coast of the peninsula there is a small island Ammouliani, with the area of only 4.5 km. By buying property in Halkidiki you get the opportunity for all kind of trips throughout Greece.