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 Area.

Regions:

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

Regional Capital:

Polygyros

Size Province:

2.886 sq. meters

Coastline:

550kl

Coordinates:

40°20”N - 23°30”E

Blue Flags:

89 plus 3 marinas

Protected areas by NATURA convention:

12 regions

Population Province:

110.000 (approximately)

Distances:

“Macedonia” International 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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