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From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

1. From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

Get picked up at your hotel or nearby location in central Thessaloniki, and then journey by bus to Ormos Panagias for the start of your cruise to the Drenia islands complex of 6 tiny islets. Cool down with a refreshing swim and snorkel with the marine life on arrival, and then enjoy a tasty lunch on the beach. Next, sail to Ammouliani island for a coffee or another chance to swim in the crystal clear waters. Go for a stroll around the village to get an appreciation for everyday life in Greece.  Stop for another swim close to the village of Vourvourou and between the Diaporos islands as you cruise back towards Ormos Panagias. Look for seagulls and dolphins in their natural environment and listen to some authentic Greek bouzouki music along the way.

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From Nea Fokea: Chalkidiki 6-Hour Cruise by Sailing Boat

2. From Nea Fokea: Chalkidiki 6-Hour Cruise by Sailing Boat

Climb aboard an elegant sailing boat in the port of Nea Fokea and sail along the stunning coastline of Chalkidiki. Make your way to the village of Afytos, where you can cool down with a swim in the crystal clear waters and soak up the scenery. Continue to Kriopigi and go ashore to enjoy a refreshing drink at a small beach bar. Get served a fruit salad and enjoy another swim or top up your tan in the sun. Next, feast from a lunch of sandwiches and fresh fruit with water, wine, apple juice, coffee and iced tea at Kalithea Beach Cruise back along the coast and get dropped off at the port of Nea Fokea in the late afternoon at the end of your amazing experience.

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Mountain Athos (Agios Oros) Monastaries Boat Tour

3. Mountain Athos (Agios Oros) Monastaries Boat Tour

Grab the chance to discover one of the most secluded areas of Greece, the famous Athos peninsula. Embark on a cruise, learn rich historical info, and enjoy a memorable day. The first part of the program begins with a transfer by bus to Ormos Panagias, situated in the northeast of the Sithonia peninsula in Chalkidiki. From this seaport, you sail towards the south of the Athos Peninsula, until you reach the south limit, where the highest point is 2,033 meters. From here, sail north along the western coast, where you will be able to see from a close distance, the mysterious and miraculous, centuries-old sites of Mount Athos and its 8 monasteries. After approximately 4 hours, stop in Ouranoupoli, where you will have enough free time to discover the village, to take a walk, to shop, or to have a traditional meal in one of the taverns there. On the way back from Ouranoupoli, the boat will sail to the west to Ormos Panagias, and for 1.5 hours you watch a wonderful performance of traditional dances and Greek music. The cruise will finish in Ormos Panagias, where the bus will be waiting for your drive back to Thessaloniki.

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Halkidiki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Kelyfos Island

4. Halkidiki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Kelyfos Island

Starting from the meeting point in Paliouri, choose either a morning cruise from 10 AM, or an early evening cruise from 2 PM. Meet your skipper and co-skipper and board the luxury yacht fully equipped with all you need for a fabulous time at sea.  Enjoy a welcome drink as you get comfortable and set sail, passing by the beautiful beaches on Kassandra’s coastline. Listen to music on the high-end music system and take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi as you sail. Indulge in a delicious fruit basket, soft drinks, and a Greek meze as your head toward Kelyfos island.  Take time to swim, snorkel, and try some fishing in the incredible turquoise waters of the island. Back on board, set sail and marvel at the stunning nature lining the Sithonia coastline. Unlike Kassandra — whose coastline is lined with many resorts — Sithonia’s pristine beauty will amaze you up close or from afar. Watch from the comfort of your yacht how the wooded areas alternate with rock formations and splendid beaches. Then, return back to the starting point of your cruise with your senses well and truly stimulated.

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Chalkidiki: Sunset Sailing Cruise in Kassandra

5. Chalkidiki: Sunset Sailing Cruise in Kassandra

Embark on a tranquil sunset cruise with your family, friends, or partner on the open sea. Enjoy a cocktail, fresh fruits, and music as you take in the sunset off Greece's Halkidiki coast.  Enjoy the vibrant colors and breathtaking scenery as you sail along the coast. Use this cruise as the perfect end to your day.

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From Ouranoupolis: Sunset Cruise to Ammouliani Island

6. From Ouranoupolis: Sunset Cruise to Ammouliani Island

Climb aboard a boat in the port of Ouranoupolis and sail towards the north coast of the island of Ammouliani to watch the sunset off the coast of Chalkidiki.  Relax on deck and feel the cool breeze of the evening as you listen to the sound of the sea. Choose from a selection of drinks, including ouzo, wine from Mt. Athos, sparkling wine, beers, cocktails and soft drinks with light snacks.   Continue to the main port of Ammouliani to enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the pretty fishing village at leisure. Use the time to find a traditional tavern to sample some of the local dishes or enjoy fresh fish. Alternatively, relax at a waterfront coffee shop before sailing back to Ouranoupolis. 

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Chalkidiki: Crazy Bus Safari in Kassandra

7. Chalkidiki: Crazy Bus Safari in Kassandra

Take an adventurous trip in Chalkidiki riding a classic VW van vehicle in the prairies! Feel free and alive again as people did many decades ago! The tour starts at 10:30 AM. You will stop at the byzantine tower. Then continue driving to Sani Resort. There is also a small lake nearby. Admire nature by driving through the forest between Sani and Kassandria. The next stop is outside Fourka where a small church from 1850 is worth visiting. You can have lunch or even swim there, too. Following the road, you arrive at Agia Paraskevi, a small village up on the mountain. A lovely square is ideal for drinking a traditional greek coffee. Glarokavos is your next stop and a perfect place for swimming.  The tour is done in small groups of up to 8 persons and lets you discover Kassandra of Chakidiki with the "Bulli", which is a VW T2 mobile from 1977. You and your friends will visit 10 beautiful locations in the area. You get to see prairies, old chapels and you will have one stop at a beautiful beach for swimming. Later the tour leader will prepare for you a light meal as a picnic with snacks which you can enjoy in one of the places visited. The meal includes 2 bottles of water (0,5), 1 glass of ice tea, 1 shot of tsipouro, bread, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki, dolmadakia, olives, feta cheese and fruit.

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Kassandra Chalkidiki: Jeep Safari

8. Kassandra Chalkidiki: Jeep Safari

Your adventure starts at 10:30 AM from the convenience of your accommodation in Afitos Kassandra. Whilst here, meet and greet your lovely guide/driver and hop aboard your Jeep, ready to set-off on your day.  Your first stop of the day will be the architectural marvel of the Byzantine Tower. After witnessing this historical curiosity, you'll do away with the conventional streets and head off-road, driving to Sani Resort. Whilst in this area, witness the beauty of the lakes nearby.  Admire nature as you drive through the forest between Sani and Kassandria. Your next stop will be at a small shop, dedicated to producing high quality olive oil, some of which you will get to taste. Continue on your journey until you reach Possidi, a really beautiful and long beach, perfect for swimming. Whist here, witness a small church, built in the 16th-century and still standing to this day. Before you head home, be sure to delight yourself in the provided Greek picnic full of delicious Mezze, making sure you don't head home with an empty stomach.

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From Kassandra: 2-Day Sailing Cruise in Chalkidiki

9. From Kassandra: 2-Day Sailing Cruise in Chalkidiki

Enjoy a 2-day sailing cruise aboard a Bavaria 40 yacht from Halkidiki to the Toroneos Gulf, Kassandra and the Sithonia peninsula. The boat is 12-meters of luxury, beautifully designed and has amenities to satisfy your every need. The boat can fit up to 8 people and starts from Paliouri pier at approximately 10:00 AM in the morning. The route you will take covers some great spots including: Potidea, Marmaras, Spalathonisia, Toroni, Koufo and Paliouri. There will be stops for dinner and visits to some villages with time for swimming, snorkelling and fishing or just enjoying the beautiful views.

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What people are saying about Halkidiki

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 63 reviews

The trip was great fun. Sven is very kind and helpful and made the trip truly unforgettable. We’ve spent the day stopping at various breathtaking locations, a SUP and snorkelling equipment were available with no extra fee.

Sven is a professional captain and very kind we had an excellent and beautiful day in his company It is a very nice meeting I highly recommend this excursion Sven and his agency thank you again!

I traveled with my boyfriend and another couple of friends. It was an amazing experience as we enjoyed a whole day (6-7 h) of sailing with Sven's boat.

Super nice captain! Everything worked out perfectly. Also worth mentioning are the sandwiches on the star kitchen level!

it was a really great sailing day with dream beaches and everything you can imagine, thank you Sven!