Halkidiki Facts

Halkidiki Facts

Location: Halkidiki peninsula is located near the city of Thessaloniki and it is a part of Central Macedonia, Greece. Halkidiki region consists of the mainland and a large peninsula that resembles a hand with three “fingers” – Kassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos.

Regions: The peripheral unit Halkidiki is subdivided into five municipalities. These are: Aristotelis, Kassandra, Nea Propontida, Polygyros, Sithonia.

Regional Capital: Polygyros

Size Province: 2.886 sq. meters

Coastline: 550kl

Coordinates: 40°20”N - 23°30”E

Blue Flags: 72

Protected by NATURA convention: 12 regions

Population Province: 110.000 (approximately)

Distances: “Macedonia” airport (SKG) to Halkidiki: min 45km - max 120km Thessaloniki

city to SKG airport: 15km

Religion: Orthodox Christians

Language: Greek (English & German are also spoken almost everywhere)

Public Holidays: New Year’s Day (1 Jan), Theophany (6 Jan), Clean Monday
(The 1st day of Lent), 25 March, Good Friday – Easter Monday, Holy Spirit Monday, Assumption of the Holy Virgin (15 Aug),
28 October, Christmas (25-26 Dec).

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