From Place To Space: Chalkidiki

July 15, 2012 1


That I am a huge Greece lover is no secret here. I used to live and study in Greece and my love for the country and its people has grown even bigger during that period. And I was lucky enough to travel almost the entire country. One destination I would like to highlight today, is the northern Greek peninsula of Chalkidiki. 

The three fingers of Chalkidiki – Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos – are a popular holiday destination for the Greeks and many foreigners. However, sometimes this region is a tad neglected due to the high popularity of the Greek Aegean islands. So, apart from Santorini and Mykonos, there is more to see in this beautiful country. And Chalkidiki will most certainly not disappoint.

Especially when it comes to nature, the peninsula has a lot to offer. It has vast green spaces, untouched forests and dream-like bays and beaches. The shades of blue are immense – some beaches on the Sithonia finger resemble their Caribbean kinfolk. Even though the region is popular for camping tourism, you will find a good number of simple yet cosy hotels and apartments to enjoy the full Greek experience – just as I like to put it here: from place to space. Happy new week, folks!

Photography: Old man via Pinterest; Interiors via Marie Claire Maison; all others by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Maria Matiopoulou July 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I’m from Thessaloniki and I’ve spend every Summer in Chalkidiki. The inside joke between Thessalonikians is the phrase ‘There’s no place like Chalkidiki” ;) Kind of arrogant but also kind of true! Kassandra is for endless clubbing and beach-ing and Sithonia has the most amazing beaches. I can’t wait to go back there in a couple of weeks! I loved the photos!

    Have a lovely day Igor!


  • Reply Angel of Berlin July 16, 2012 at 5:05 am

    We spent our first holiday there in September 2010. Unfortunately we were very unlucky and it rained the whole week. Actually it was purring. Your pictures tell a whole different story than the one we experienced in Chalkidiki….

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily July 16, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Love the man and his donkey! How wonderful to get a glimpse of warmth and sunshine in your post Igor! :-)

    • Reply Igor Josifovic July 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Caroline, I needed this as well:-) I am freezing here in Munich currently…

  • Reply Holly July 16, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Great! Now I know which island to choose! As someone who has never been to Greece, it can be so overwhelming to choose one. The beaches look fantastic and with your recommendation, can’t go wrong! Thanks Igor :)

  • Reply Floor Number Four. July 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    It looks so lovely and cool next to the sea in your photos! I do agree with you, if you are into swimming Chalkidiki has the best beaches for it! I wish we could send some sun over to Munich right now, here in Thessaloniki (not so far from Chalkidiki) we are boiling!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic July 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Send some sun & heat over:-) Would be greatly appreciated!

  • Reply Beauty Follower July 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Eixa παει ενα μηνα διακοπες με γονεις οταν ημουν 14 χρονων, στο μεσαιο ποδι στον Ν. Μαρμαρα… ηταν σουπερ!

  • Reply Manoela July 20, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Que lugar lindo! O mar e a vegetação juntos é muito agradável de ver.
    Amazing place! Thank you for sharing these picture with us. :)

  • Reply Tim July 20, 2012 at 1:53 am

    so inspiring. .. . a road trip to Greece is calling my name!

  • Reply amaris July 21, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Nice post Igor! You make me want to abandon my pretty island Karpathos for at least 10 days there!

  • Reply Christina D August 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Nice!!I am Greek and living in Sweden, i missed my home this summer, it’s the first that i am not there.

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