Travel Tales – Halkidiki Greece Special

This is a Travel Tales with Fergal Podcast Greece special episode focusing on my recent trip to the Halkidiki region in northern Greece.

The Halkidiki region is made up of three peninsulas or fingers with something for all types of travellers. The first finger is called Kassandra and is the most developed for tourism with glitzy hotels and huge nightclubs that would give Ibiza a run for its money.


The middle finger is Sithonia which is less developed with some of the best secluded beaches in Greece and the third finger is Mount Athos which is an independent theocracy called the holy mountain and considered the holiest site in the Orthodox church.

My ideal place is a small fishing village with a crescent shaped soft white sand beach protected by a sheltered cove and surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains.

The village is small enough to have very few tourists but big enough to have a few fish restaurants you don’t mind going back to again and again. The last piece of the jigsaw is accommodation with a pool but also a few minutes’ walk from the beach and the village.

I found that place at the very end of the stunning Sithonia peninsula at my new favourite place called the Porto Koufo Resort situated around two hours’ drive from Thessaloniki airport.

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