Chalikidiki – Mount Athos
AREA: 2.918 s.khm. – COASTLINE: 550 khm. – POPULATION: 105.908
Halkidiki is a region of Macedonia in northern Greece and is geographically the end of Central Macedonia in the Aegean Sea, which penetrates deep into it, forming three elongated peninsulas, giving the region its characteristic shape (“Halkidiki’s feet”). To the north-east there is the Marmari peninsula, between Akanthio and Strymonikos bay.
Halkidiki is a big peninsula, being surrounded by the Aegean Sea and only Northwest Byron. is united with the trunk of Macedonia through the region of Thessaloniki. In the southern part of Halkidiki, three distinctive elongated peninsulas are formed from west to east: the peninsula of Kassandra, the peninsula of Sithonia and the peninsula of Athos.
Mount Athos is a self-governing part of the Greek State, located on the peninsula of Mount Athos in Halkidiki in Macedonia. It includes twenty Sacred Monasteries, their accessories and various shops and services. Unofficially it is described as “Autonomous Monastic State”.
Since 1988, it has been listed as World Heritage Sites.
Enjoy the route Halkidiki – Mount Athos
Route: Ormos Panagias – Ammouliani – Mount Athos – Karidi – Diaporos – Ormos Panagias.