Halkidiki actually holds the first place in the regions with the longest shoreline in Greece which makes it a very favourable place for yacht sailing. One of the factors that make Halkidiki the ideal place to enjoy sailing is its pleasing weather conditions. The weather in Halkidiki is generally Mediterranean, meaning limited rainfall, a mild winter season and a perfect summer climate. Yacht sailing in Halkidiki is an amazing experience during the summertime due to the warm daytime sunshine and the cool night breeze. Halkidiki also features beautiful beaches that have been awarded with the European Union Blue Flag.
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Giannis Chatzibeis is the first Greek swimmer with a disability who completed the marathon open sea swimming of 26 km at Toroneos, Chalkidiki (Greece). Marcos Diaz was for 3 consecutive years the champion in the International Crossing of the Toroneos Gulf in Greece (2004, 2005, 2006).
Sani Marina (Sani Resort, Kassandra, www.sani-resort.com)
Porto Carras Marina (Porto Carras Grand Resort, www.portocarras.com)
- The most active Nautical Clubs of the region, the ones that participate in Pan-Hellenic or international races, and Sani Marina, provide sailing courses for beginners. The Nautical Club of Thessaloniki was founded in 1931 and is one of the oldest nautical athletic associations in Greece. Since 1974 the club offers offshore sailing lessons, thus giving the residents of Thessaloniki the opportunity and the resources to be involved with sailing and the sea in general. Nautical Club of Thessaloniki ncth.gr
- The Nautical Club N. Moudania offers a great range of activities. It has won many awards in international sailing and fishing competitions. Also, the Club hosts the “Fishing Museum” of Moudania' Municipality, offering an important collection of shells from Greek waters, while contributing to the conservation of old fishing equipment.
- North Aegean International Sailing Week. Thessaloniki's offshore Sailing Club organises every year -in the end of July- the North Aegean International Sailing Week at the Porto Carras Grand Resort. The Cup Yiannis Carras was named after the founder of the resort and is given as the first winner’s prize since 1977.
- ITENBA race, Glarokavos – Kassandra. In the summertime, the well-known sailing-boat races called ITENBA, take place here, starting from the natural marina called Glarokavos.