The mainland region of Halkidiki is the jewel in the crown when it comes to a family holiday on the beaches of Greece, with its wonderful sandy and pebbly bays.

Family Holidays in HalkidikiThe majority of the resorts sit on Kassandra, the westernmost of the three peninsulas.  Here you will find Sani, rebuilt on the site of an ancient city and equipped with upmarket resorts.  The lengthy beach shelves gently into the sea and watersports activities are available.  Restaurant facilities and nightlife are confined to the hotels, making this a perfect spot for a relaxing family holiday if you don’t feel the need to leave the complex.

Transfer time to Sani is around 1 hour from Thessaloniki, which as Greece’s second city is well worth a visit, especially if shopping is on your list of must-dos.

Situated to the east on the Athos peninsula, the resort of Ouranoupolis, little more than a fishing harbour, welcomes you with gorgeous sand and gravel beaches and rocky bays.  Watersports are available and the local seafood is renowned – and a relaxing evening in a fine restaurant forms the basis of a good night out in Ouranoupolis!