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10 Days in Halkidiki family

Dublin, Ireland
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10 Days in Halkidiki family

Hi We are a family of 3 (maybe 4 depending on whether older daughter wants to come !traveling in early June to Thessaloniki for 9-10 days in Halkidiki.

We have previously been to Stoupa and surrounds in the Peloponnese and Plakais in Crete. Love Greece and quite beach resorts t with good seas and snorkeling as well as day trips and sight seeing. Usually book self catering (close to beach)but like to eat out. Am thinking 1 night near the airport on arrival we will hire a car but flight arrives late and then splitting our time ( 4 nights in each) between Ammouliani and someplace it Sithonia - maybe Toroni or Porto taupo as mentioned here or what is Vouryourou like? Also is Thessalonika worth a day sight seeing - I love history! Any recommendations gratefully received. feel free to DM me too.

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Vrsac, Serbia
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1. Re: 10 Days in Halkidiki family

Thessaloniki is well worth sightseeing, for at least a day.

Toroni has an excellent beach, but the village has no beauty (IMHO) - just apartment - houses and small hotels along the main road.

Porto Koufo is more scenic, and also - rather small.

Vourvourou is more like an area then a proper village, with villas and gardens spreading around... You will definitely need a car.

It is a matter of taste, but I find many beaches on Sithonia more beautiful than those around Plakias or Stoupa, so I suppose you will not be disappointed.

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2. Re: 10 Days in Halkidiki family

I have been to Stoupa and surrounding areas twice also Plakias where I have stayed. Stayed on Kassandra penninsula but visited Sithonia and there is some amazing beaches. look at Neos Marmaras. Gianni should see this he is local so will reply. Good luck

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3. Re: 10 Days in Halkidiki family

Hi there.

First of all, just like Greekface2 mentioned before, I would totally make time for Thessaloniki, AT LEAST for a day, 2 ideally I would say. Lots of beautiful sights to see, monuments, museums, beautiful waterfront and fantastic cuisine. Despite the fact that Ammouliani is beautiful indeed, it is a pretty small island that offers not that much except from beautiful beaches, and relaxation. A great option if you want to really relax and not do much, not a great option for 4 days if you want to be a bit more active. However, you can also go by ferry to Ouranoupolis and enjoy a day, and also rent a boat and spend another day at Drenia islands, as they are situated very close to Ammouliani. As far as Toroni is concerned, it is also a beautiful area, with not that much to do except from food and the beautiful beach. The same goes for Porto Koufo as well. Amazing beach and food, not that much else to do. The bigger towns/villages of the area are : Neos Marmaras and Nikiti. There are many, many options for places to stay, varying from 5* star to local B&B's. For example, if you choose to stay at Neos Marmaras, you can drive down to Toroni and Porto Koufo in 25 minutes. A 30 minutes drive is to Ormos Panagias to get a ferry to Mt. Athos and also 35 minutes to Vourvourou. It would be good to have a car with you so that you can enjoy as much as possible from this beautiful area. Parthenonas is a beautiful traditional village above Neos Marmaras, towards the hill , which is also not to be missed. There are also B&B's there as well which offer amazing view to the sea, but keep in mind that the village is situated 5-6 km (8-10 minutes drive) from the sea.

Let me know if there is any further question you might have for the area about anything (food, things to do, places to stay, car rental-I'd be happy to help).



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