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Greece Daily Tours
Greece Daily Tours

Daily tours in any part of Greece, can be arranged for both individuals and groups who are looking for a fully escorted tour to suit your exact preferences. You can decide about your own itinerary with a private tour guide.

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Greece Mainland Tours
Greece Mainland Tours

The Greek mainland is very often overlooked by tourists. The travel agents outside of Greece get little information about anything except the most popular Greek islands, and a couple of the well-known sites like Olympia.

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Athens Tours
Athens Tours

Here is our guide with information about sightseeing in Athens.Please find below links about tours and sightseeing in Athens. These are the most popular sights in Athens strongly recommended to visit: The Plaka, Athens Acropolis, Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens Museums.

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Corinth Tours
Corinth Tours

Corinth (Greek Island) is an ancient city about 48 miles west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.

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Mykonos Tours
Mykonos Tours

Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades islands group in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos is, with Santorini and Crete, the most famous and popular Greek islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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Santorini Tours
Santorini Tours

The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece.

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About Greece - Chalkidiki

GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
ABOUT CHALKIDIKI
Chalcidice or Halkidiki (in Greek: Χαλκιδική, alternative transliterations Khalkidiki, Chalkidiki, Khalkidhiki) is one of the prefectures of Greece. It is located in the southeastern portion of [Macedonia (Greece)] (Central Macedonia).
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The Cholomontas or the Cholomon mountains lie in the northcentral part. It consists of a large peninsula in the northwestern Aegean Sea, resembling a hand with three fingers - Pallene (now Kassandra), Sithonia, and Ayion Oros (the ancient Acte), which contains Athos. The monasteries of Mount Athos are located on the easternmost finger.

In ancient times, Chalcidice was part of Thrace. The first Greek settlers in this area came from Chalcis (the area around Chalcis was also known as Chalcidice) and Eretria, cities in Euboea, around the 8th century BC who founded cities such as Mende, Torone and Scione, a second wave came from Andros in the 6th century BC. The ancient city of Stageira was the birthplace of the great philosopher Aristotle.

Capital of Chalcidice is the city of Polygyros, located in the center of the peninsula.
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In June 2003, at the holiday resort Porto Carras located in Neos Marmaras, Sithonia, European Union leaders presented the first draft of the European constitution. See History of the European Constitution for developments after this point.

The only prefectural boundary is with the Thessaloniki prefecture located to the north.

Prefecture Of Halkidiki
Area (sq.km): 2.918
Population (2001): 105.156
Population Density(hab/sq.km): 36
Capital City: Poligiros
Number of Hotels: 418
Number of hotel Rooms: 34.023
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Tourism Police Stations
Name: Tourism Police Station
Location: Poligiros
Address: 8, Polytechneiou Street, P.O. Box 631 00 Polygyros
Telephone: 23710 23496
Fax: 23710 22820

Carnivals

Name: Poligiros's Carnival
Location: Poligiros
Description: Carnival celebrations, many decades ago, were established in Polygyros. Nowadays, they last 12 days. The spirit of the Polygyros Carnival like most of festivities throughout Greece, can be traced back in antiquity. During the Carnival, local delicacies, such as fine wines, sausages, traditional halva, and pies are served free of charge.
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Chalkidiki or Halkidiki as some know it is a three-pronged peninsula, located in Northern Greece, roughly in the center of Macedonia. To the North it shares borders with the prefecture of Thessaloniki the country's second largest city. To the South, East and West Chalkidiki juts into the Aegean Sea.. The main peninsula terminates in three smaller ones, namely Kassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos, well known as the Holy Mountain (an independent administrative district). Its winding coastline is marked by four sizeable gulfs - the Thermaic Gulf to the west, the Gulf of Orfanou to the east as well as the Gulf of Toroni and the Mt Athos Gulf in the south. According to latest statistical data of the National Statistical Services, Chalkidiki has a population of about 80,000 inhabitants. The capital city is Polygyros. The vast majority of the locals are Christian Orthodox and the currency is Euro since 1 January 2001.

The prefecture of Chalkidiki covers an area of 2,886 sq km. It's special shape resembles a trident piercing the Aegean. Due to the area's geomorphology, Chalkidiki has the longest stretch of coastline in mainland Greece, estimated to be more than 500 km of sandy beaches and attractive bays. To the north of the coastal region the country becomes mountainous. In the center of the prefecture lies Mount Holomodas or Holomontas (Holomon) (1165 m) and at the eastern lies Mount Athos (2033m). Recently, Chalkidiki was divided in 14 municipalities.
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Chalkidiki can be easily accessed by car and bus, with regular bus schedules. It is also very close to Thessaloniki (60 km) and the airport Macedonia. The road network is among the best in Northern Greece. However, its close distance to Thessaloniki results in traffic congestion during high season periods.

The climate in Chalkidiki is generally mild with limited rainfall whilst sunshine and warm summers are well known. It enjoys over 300 days or around 3,000 hours of sunshine on average annually. In the northern part of the area the number slightly decreases. Average temperatures display limited fluctuations during the year. Naturally, fluctuations are more vigorous from south to north. The lowest temperatures occur during December to February ranging between 3.5C to 19C, while highest temperatures occur during summer months and range between 23C and 34C. Temperatures below 0C are limited in the mountainous areas.

The whole region is heavily wooded with pines and olive trees, while inland there are vineyards and fertile farmlands. There are no rivers in Chalkidiki, which is said to be why the sea is so blue and clean (with 41 E.U. blue flags awards). The chief occupations of the people of Chalkidiki are farming, fishing and tourism. The main farming products are wines, honey, olives and oil.

Rapid tourism development nationally, also affected Chalkidiki. By exploiting its resources, natural beauties, warm climate, culture and history it managed to develop tourism quite rapidly and is now established as a successful tourist destination. Tourist development started in the early '60s when the National Tourist Organisation (GNTO) built the so-called Xenia-Hotels, the first tourist installations. During the period 1968-1975 big tourist complexes were built in the further area. Supplementary, other forms of tourist enterprises and ancillary services were developed. Furthermore, Tour Operators discovered lately "Greece's secret paradise", an unspoiled primitive destination, uncrowned, interspersed landscape, and different from the already saturated Greek islands. As a result of this, tourist arrivals increased rapidly. Nevertheless, Chalkidiki did not loose its character. Throughout, an effort has been made to develop tourist infrastructure and facilities that are in keeping with the natural surroundings. Rational tourism planning prevented environmental deterioration and entrepreneurs tried to make their resorts as appealing and as ecologically sound as possible.

Chalkidiki is obviously an excellent choice for a relaxing holiday. Sunny golden beaches, deep and picturesque gulfs, traditional villages and modern tourist resorts, small islands and sheltered bays, rich history, competitive cultural heritage, and warm people, Mediterranean climate and magnificent natural beauty, this is today's Chalkidiki.

To get detailed information about Chalkidiki, its sightseeing, Chalkidiki map, facilities and Chalkidiki tours, please click on the link below
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GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
Athens Corfu Kavala Mitilini (Lesvos) Paros Skiros
Arachova Heraklion Kefalonia Mykonos Rethinmon Thassos
Chalkidiki Hydra Kithira Nafplio Rhodes Thessaloniki
Chalkis Igoumenitsa Komotini Naxos Samos Volos
Chania Ikaria Lefkada Ag. Nikolaos Santorini Zakinthos
Chios Ios Limnos Patra Skiathos  
           

 

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