Halkidiki is a large peninsula of Macedonia, south of the prefecture of Thessaloniki surrounded by the Aegean Sea, forming three characteristic elongated peninsulas, the "Halkidiki Legs", which from west to east are: Kassandra, Sithonia and the Athos, autonomous monastic state of Mount Athos.
The area has many archaeological sites, monuments, sights, points of unique interest and natural beauty that, in order to be able to visit them, a rental car from Imperial Car Rental is necessary.
Findings in the famous Petralona cave, most notably the skull of the Archangel, have shown that the presence of man here is over 700,000 years. Traces of organized church facilities exist in Halkidiki since 4,000 BC, while its older inhabitants were Sithonia Thraces, descendants of Sithon, the son of god Neptune.
The name Halkidiki was given to the area in the 8th century BC. by settlers from Chalkis and Eretria, who founded colonies on most of its coasts.
Halkidiki offers holiday options for all tastes. Beach or mountain, secular parts or isolation, whatever you prefer is at your disposal.
The rental car from Imperial Car Rental will take you quickly and comfortably to all corners of the area with its emerald beaches, dense pine forests, dreamy hotels, beautiful coves, archaeological sites with great history, traditional villages in Sithonia.
Start your tour from the first "foot", Kassandra and the beautiful Nea Moudania, Nea Potidea with the ancient canal that connects Thermaikos with the Toroneos gulf, thus facilitating sailing, Sani with the endless white beach, the wetland and the prehistoric settlement at Gerani, the stunning beaches of Siviri, Posidi and Loutra with the springs and the equally beautiful eastern beaches of Pefkohori, Chaniotis, Polychrono, Kriopigi, Kallithea, Afitos, a stone built village with picturesque cobbled streets, Agios Mamas.
Car rental from Imperial Car Rental will make it unforgettable for you to visit the rest of the beauties that Halkidiki has to offer.
Continuing towards the second leg, Sithonia, you meet Gerakini with the golden beaches, Psakoudia with the pine forest that overlooks the beach, the charming Nikiti and the cosmopolitan Neos Marmaras, where you have to visit the traditional mountain Parthenon village, stone-built houses, stone-paved alleys and wonderful views. It is worth taking a stop at the southern tip of Sithonia, Porto Koufo, the ancient port of Aphrodite, the largest and safest port of Northern Greece in antiquity.
On the eastern side of Sithonia you will find the beaches and settlements of Kalamitsi, Sykia, Sarti, the wonderful Kavourotrypsi, Karidi, the magic of Vourvourou and a large number of beaches along the shores of Mount Athos, to Ouranoupoli, built in the same place as the homonymous ancient city, the last cosmic destination before Mount Athos.
Do not miss to explore the hinterland with the convenience of Imperial Car Rental. In the village of Petralona, visit the famous Petralona cave, a work of nature art, where the skull of the archangist, 700,000 years old, was found.
Ancient Olynthos will charm you with its archaeological site, excavated houses, avenues, public spaces and the famous Hippodamian town-planning system that is the basis for reference today in the field of urban planning.
In the wooded area of Mount Holomont, discover the traditional village of Taxiarhis, hidden in the fir trees, the stone-built picturesque village of Arnea, with traditional Macedonian architecture, while a little further east you can visit Ancient Stageira, an important archaeological site and birthplace of Aristotle , where his tomb was found.
Your trip to Halkidiki, with your comfortable tours thanks to the Imperial Car Rental car rental service, will become an unforgettable experience, giving you countless beautiful memories!Areas: Afitos, Kriopigi, Ouranoupolis, Nikiti, Kassandra, Neos Marmaras, Kallithea, Nea Moudania, Nea Potidea, Pefkohori.