Thessaloniki is the best place to start you trip around Halkidiki, providing all the transportation needed, with international airport, port and train. With a car hire Kassandra, the first leg of the Halkidiki peninsula, is easy to reach and close to Thessaloniki.
The beauty of Kassandra peninsula is a blend of green forests and blue waters, and the cosmopolitan nightlife of most of the villages. In Kassandra peninsula you have many places to visit, more than twenty beaches, walks in nature, monasteries of great beauty and the ancient Olynthus town.
Don’t forget to visit the interesting Petralona Cave at the base of Katsika mountain, a cave of great geology, and findings dated around 700.000 old, one of the earliest human findings in Europe. Ancient Olynthos, a name based on mythology, near Agios Mamas, and the turtle lake Mayvrompara has a great ecological interest, with rare turtle species that is close to Polichrono. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a walk or a snack by the lake.
The Agia Paraskevi thermal springs, are known for the healing properties, and the village where you will find the springs, is of great traditional beauty, full of green! Many towns and villages of Kassandra peninsula are popular summer destinations, such as Nea moudania, Kallithea, Kriopigi, Polichrono, and Afytos.