Kassandra is the first of the three peninsulas of Halkidiki, characterized as very cosmopolitan since it combines wild nightlife, music and traditional festivals as well as big resorts. On the other hand it is for its natural beauty and endless sandy coastline. Pick your side and enjoy the numerous beach bars, the blue-flagged beaches and don’t miss the historical villages for a taste of the delicious local gastronomy and traditional life.
The peninsula of Mount Athos, commonly known as the Holy Mountain or Virgin Mary’s Garden, is the spiritual capital of Orthodoxy and comprises of 20 monasteries, 12 skites and about 700 houses, cells or hermitages. It hosts approximately 2,000 monks and is listed in Unesco’s World Heritage Monuments. It can only be cruised along the west coast by women, men can visit it following the Protocol of the monastic state.