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Halkidiki (or Chalkidiki) is located in northern Greece, about 100 kilometres from Thessaloniki.
Halkidiki is formed from three peninsulas of Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. Halkidiki is relatively easy to reach because of airport, ferry, road and rail connections at Greece’s second city of Thessaloniki. Most Halkidiki holidaymakers fly in to Thessaloniki airport on package tours and get bussed out eastwards to the various resorts.
Independent travellers can reach Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos by bus from both Athens and from Thessaloniki. The usual route is Thessaloniki by plane, boat or train and then a bus to Nea Moudania or Poligiros and travel from there onto the resort of choice. German and East Europeans often travel by rail or road to Thessaloniki.
Thessaloniki is the starting point for any trip to Halkidiki. The National Airport “MACEDONIA” of Thessaloniki is connected to the biggest towns in Greece and Europe on a daily basis (several flights).
Taxis and busses take you from the airport to the Coach Station of Halkidiki (KTEL) in Thessaloniki. There you can take the coach to reach the destination of your choice.
There is no train network in Halkidiki. Travellers coming by train from other parts of Greece or from abroad arrive at the Train Station of Thessaloniki. After arriving at the Train Station of Thessaloniki, take a taxi or the bus to reach to the Coach Station of Halkidiki (KTEL), in Thessaloniki, and then take the coach to reach Halkidiki.
Train Station of Thessaloniki – Information: +30 2310 517517, 517518
All the villages and the beaches of Halkidiki are connected by coaches to Thessaloniki. There are buses that run daily and several times per day, throughout the year.
Information – Coach Station of Halkidiki (KTEL): Thessaloniki Station +30 2310 924444, 924445
Polygyros Station +30 23710 22309
Nea Moudania Station +30 23730 21228
Arnea Station +30 23720 22278
Kassandria Station +30 23740 22214
The Egnatia Motorway (Egnatia Odos), which crosses Greece from its westernmost edge -Italy (Igoumenitsa)- to its easternmost borders with Turkey (Kipi, Evros), is a modern motorway of international standards, equipped with devices and safety systems that aim at protecting and helping the motorists. Egnatia Odos meets the Ring Road of Thessaloniki which leads to the National Road towards Halkidiki.