Since the late 1950s when people from Thessaloniki started spending their summer holidays in the coastal villages, Halkidiki has been a popular summer tourist destination. By the 1960s, tourists from Austria and Germany started visiting Halkidiki more frequently. Since the start of the big tourist boom in the 1970s, the whole region has been captured by tourism. However, sailing is not yet as public as on Greek islands.

It should be noticed though, that Halkidiki actually holds with the longest coastline in Greece the first place, which makes it a very favorable place for yacht sailing. Another factor that makes Halkidiki the ideal place to enjoy sailing is its pleasing weather conditions that are comparable with those in the Sporades Islands. The whole region has warm crystal waters because of many small gulfs which usually are not accessible from the road network. This means endless swimming in peaceful virgin nature only for our privileged passengers! The weather is generally Mediterranean, meaning limited rainfall, a mild winter season and a perfect summer climate. Yacht cruising or sailing will become an amazing experience during the summertime due to the warm daytime sunshine and the cool night breeze.

The nightlife in Halkidiki is vivid, Marmaras, Kalithea, Sarti and other places invite you for dancing and having fun. But like the Sporades, Halkidiki also offers amazing relaxing opportunities thanks to its long and sandy beaches, the amazing landscapes, the lush vegetation, and the lovely seaside picturesque villages. It is a region with many sightseeing options, from ancient sites and Byzantine towers to monasteries and caves. The Cave of Petralona is a very popular sight in Halkidiki, where prehistoric human traces have been found. Also, very interesting is the tower of Prosforio in Ouranoupolis, Mount Athos with its Monasteries and the ruined ancient castle of Toroni.

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