Halkidiki offers a lot of options for active time. The nature and coast of this Greek peninsula are conducive - there is enough active and vibrant entertainment for both children and adults.

Water activities in Halkidiki: yachts, SUPs and boats

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Motorboat for rent in Halkidiki
Boat recreation area
Sailing yacht from Aktis Yachts for rent in Halkidiki
Yachts and boats from Aktis Yachts for travel along the amazing coast of Halkidiki

Since Halkidiki is one of the main summer holiday destinations in Greece, active entertainment here is associated primarily with the incredible coastline and cool beaches. In fact, there is an excellent selection of water activities for every taste and level of training.

For a serene experience of exploring the coastline from the water, kayaking is an excellent choice. It requires no special effort and you can paddle either solo or with a partner. Additionally, you can try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), rent a catamaran, or take a motorboat for a breezy sea excursion. For those seeking more active pursuits in Halkidiki, water skiing or windsurfing are thrilling options.

Many beaches, particularly on the first finger of Halkidiki, Kassandra, offer equipment rentals. Prominent centers for water activities include Aquaride near Nea Moudania, which rents out SUPs, water skis, and kayaks; WaterOrama near Pefkohori; and Aquaspeed in southern Sithonia.

Halkidiki is equally engaging for children, with several water entertainment centers located in scenic resort areas. Among the most renowned is Crazyland Water Park near Pefkohori in Kassandra. Another notable water park, Magic Bloom, is near the village of Kassandra, and Seas Water Park is situated in Sithonia.

For a more leisurely holiday, consider renting a yacht to explore the peninsula's most beautiful spots. For a worry-free boating experience, we recommend Aktis Yachts, offering a range of reliable motor and sailing yachts, catamarans, and pleasure boats for rent.

Activities on land in Halkidiki

Halkidiki is a true natural paradise, where you can revel in the local beauty from any spot on the peninsula. Both Kassandra and Sithonia offer stunning views, though the latter is known for being a bit greener and more secluded. Numerous hiking trails wind through pine forests, providing glimpses of Athos from the east coast and Olympus from the west on clear days. This region is also perfect for exploring hills, coves, and even waterfalls.

You can take your family or friends on a forest walk, have a picnic on a hill overlooking the coast, and enjoy the breathtaking local scenery. Near the village of Polychrono in Kassandra, there is also a karting track, adding to the variety and excitement of your holiday in Halkidiki.

See Halkidiki from the air

For a more unusual active holiday in Halkidiki, consider aerial adventures. While they may require some courage, the incredible views and unforgettable experiences make it worthwhile.

The main aerial activity in Halkidiki is parasailing, where you'll be lifted into the air by a parachute attached to a motorboat. This exhilarating activity not only provides an adrenaline rush and a boost of serotonin but also cools you down with the refreshing sea breeze on hot summer days. Parasailing is available in several locations, including near the historic village of Afitos in Kassandra and near Kalyves beach.