Are you on the lookout for a holiday destination that will excite your children, engage them in fun adventures and make them discover new interests? If so, the search is over! Halkidiki is a true paradise for kids, since it combines several outdoor activities, both in mountain and sea, such as sports, carefree water games, explorations onboard, and all that, amidst an environment of stunning natural beauty.
Take your kids exploring the underwater beauty of Halkidiki, where you can practice snorkelling throughout the entire peninsula that boasts 94 Blue Flags; practice water sports, available all over the region, taking advantage of services of specialized companies, offering high quality and safety for your activities; have fun at the beaches of Glarokavos and Nea Potidea, where there is plenty of room to play but also two seawater parks that will make it difficult for your kids to leave the sea; go on a sea kayak tour at the bay of Vourvourou (for children over 4 years of age); learn windsurfing at Karydi beach. And all these, under the watchful eye of lifeguards, so that you and your kids will safely enjoy every moment of your holidays.
If boat trips are more suited to your family’s likings, Halkidiki has plenty to offer here too. Besides, there is hardly anything better than a cruise around Mount Athos, accompanied by a school of dolphins, or a daily trip on a rented boat to Drenia isles, close to Ammouliani, which will grant you access to secluded, sandy beaches with crystal-clear, turquoise waters. You can also rent a small boat in Vourvourou to visit the nine little islets off its coast, among which is Diaporos. Put on your sunscreen, prepare your picnic basket, take your beach racket set, and spend the day splashing in waters reminiscent of a tropical paradise.
Breathtaking hiking trails
The sea of Halkidiki may be beyond any comparison, but the natural environment inland will enchant you if you give it the chance. If you are more of an explorer of the wildlife, the rich flora of Halkidiki, combined with its enchanting hiking trails will take your breath away.
Hold your kids by the hand and lead them to a hike around Mavrobara Lake (Turtle Lake), enjoying the unique beauty of the area, on a 3.2km hike that will give you one hour of close contact with Mother Nature. Discover the Varvara waterfalls, probably the best-kept secret of Halkidiki, and walk at the famous University forest of Taxiarchis, on Mount Holomontas, where the flora and fauna are beyond any imagination, and the images you see will stay imprinted in your mind forever.
Fun on two or four wheels
As for those of you that look for even cooler activities to share with your children, you can choose horse riding in Sithonia, and more specifically at Agios Nikolaos, or you can practice safe rock-climbing at Agia Paraskevi. If riding on two or four wheels is your way of fun, a bicycle tour of Kassandra or Sithonia, or a 4-wheel drive off-road trip will get your juices running.
Take your family and visit Halkidiki! The only problem you may face when visiting is that you will probably have difficulty choosing one of the dozen options offered by this unique peninsula.