Greece is famous for its 24/7 entertainment, its clubs, restaurants and bars buzzing with life until the early hours of the morning. For those seeking fun and entertainment throughout the day and night, Halkidiki has plenty to offer: morning coff ee in a traditional kafenion, cocktails at the beach bar until the sun goes down, dinner in a traditional taverna or in a luxurious restaurant, drinks in one of the sea-side bars, or a long evening listening to Greek, Latin, jazz or reggae music…
- Spa treatments & thalassotherapy
- Shopping, hand-made products
Spa treatments & thalassotherapy
There is a wide selection of health spa, beauty treatments or spa breaks in the resorts of Halkidiki. A lot of hotels constructed luxury facilities, provided them with the best fitness and leisure equipment and hired specialists from all over the world to provide their guests a high level service. The products they use are the best known brands in the market. Spa is a serious investment for the hoteliers in Halkidiki, who keep their hotels open long before and after summer season, offering deals that combine accomodation and spa treatments. Typical treatments include:
Indoor pools, steam rooms, saunas, Jacuzzis, Gym & ﬁtness rooms
Thalassotherapy, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, hot stone massage
Body and facial treatment
Thalassotherapy and Spa center of Porto Carras Grand Resort- the biggest in Southeastern Europe (4.700 m2) – applies in a modern way, the most anvient methods to health and beauty. It has been awarded 6 times by Conde Nast Traveller magazine.
The Casino of Porto Carras, located in Sithonia, is an amazing place, that combines a warm atmosphere, perfect service, many parties, happenings and plenty of gifts -an ideal environment for those who love to have fun. Enjoy the Table Games Hall, wonder around in the Slots alleys and explore the Unique Sensation of “Privé” Areas. Visit the casino and experience entertainment at its best!
Shopping, hand-made products
Weavings: Women weavers of the Prefecture of Halkidiki manufacture all the traditional weavings on the ancient wooden loom. These folkloric handmade works of art are elaborated with care and sensibility and meet the finest specifications of durability, stability of form and inedible colours. The quality, the variety of the designs and colours make the local weavings unique while at the same time contribute substantially to the preservation of tradition and economy of the Prefecture. The beautiful, warm atmosphere their presence creates represents the warm-hearted and friendly mood of the region’s residents. Production areas: Arnea.
Painting in wood: Halkidiki has many intense colour changes: the green environment, the beautiful blue of the sea and the blue sky, thus all these are an inspiration source for all the painters who live and work in this blessed place. The work of the painters presents images from every day life and very often prints of the Garden of the Virgin Mary, the amazing Mount Athos. The intense traditional elements of these works of art aim at portraying the efforts for a creative life and inspire love for the nature.
Wooden products: The forest of the Prefecture of Halkidiki, apart from being an important source of life for the residents and the visitors, consists of a raw material ideal for the manufacturing wood industries. Oak, beech, chestnut, evergreen and pine compose the image of the region’s forests. This wood is being processed to the manufacturing wood units. Their products, (wooden constructions, furniture, cavities, floor, roofs, pavilions, constructing wood, wood for boats), are distinct for their high quality, durability and originality. The combustible material is still manufactured in the traditional way of kiln and thus many locals and foreigners monitor the process with great interest.
Pottery: The original creativity and artistic completeness of Halkidiki’s pottery is incomparable. The vessels that are being manufactured here are elegant, one of a kind, with a great variety of decorations portraying flowers, fish, shells, geometric shapes, mythological representations, e.t.c. Their coloring is vivid, exceptionally resistant and sometimes is covered by enamel. Their line is light and elegant. The variety of the shapes and their quality is remarkable. The local artists usually work without any organized establishments but with a special handicraft, using the traditional method of the wheel or forming block.
Candles: The beekeeper producers of Halkidiki do not only provide their delicious honey but also the bee wax for candle making. The local candle makers are manufacturing natural aromatic candles mainly in Vrastama.