The Halkidiki region of Greece is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Sitting in northern Greece on the Aegean Sea, the region is known for its stunning forests that flow down the region’s three huge peninsulas that also feature magical beaches and secluded bays.
The region isn’t just home to stunning natural scenes, you will also find Greek archaeological sites including the birthplace of Aristotle as well as Stageira and Olynthus with its magical mosaic floors.
As you can see, Halkidiki is a great place to spend a holiday and in this article, we are going to take a look at the best resorts in the Halkidiki region so you can choose the perfect place to stay.
TIP: If you are traveling from Thessaloniki to Halkidiki, read our detailed guide to learn about the best options to get to these beautiful resorts.
One of the top hotels in Halkidiki to stay at if you are traveling as a family is without a doubt the Sani Beach Hotel.
Sitting on the end of a beautiful peninsula surrounded by 1000 acres of pine forests, this Sani resort is a magical luxury resort to explore the coastline. You will have easy access to Sani Beach as it is right out of the garden gate, the Sani wetlands are close by for birdwatching, and the stunning views from the pool are spectacular.
The spacious family rooms are decorated with modern furniture and the floor-to-ceiling windows give you an awesome sea view.
The beach hotel also has excellent amenities including an in-house restaurant and bar, kids club, and lots more. You can book treatments at the Spa, go to the beauty salon, and enjoy the sauna and steam room, plus there is WiFi and great room service.
During your stay, you will be a short walk away from Porto Sani (the marina), Sani treetop adventures, and lots of other restaurants, bars, and plenty of fun things to do.
Located in the village of Kassandra, Halkidiki on the northern side of the Chalkidiki peninsula the Kassandra Village Resort is a great place for families to stay who like their own space.
This resort offers numerous self-catering apartments of different sizes from one to two and up to 4 bedrooms. You can book for any number of people from 4 to 12 and each apartment comes with all the facilities you need to have a great family holiday.
You will have a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, a fireplace, satellite flat-screen TV, bathrooms equipped with toiletries, WiFi, and a spacious patio or balcony to enjoy the views from. Some apartments come with a private pool and there is also a pool for everyone to use along with BBQ facilities and a playground for the kids.
The resort is just a 5-minute walk from the magnificent beach where the crystal clear waters are perfect for swimming in and enjoying some water sports too. You will find a load of beach bars in the area as well as some great restaurants and cafes in the village.
The Petrino Suites is one of the best small luxury hotels in the Afytos area of Halkidiki. This boutique hotel is built in an old Greek stone house and is incredibly chic. It has a very relaxed feel to it and its uniquely decorated rooms overlook the seasonal outdoor swimming pool.
This is a fabulous hotel for families as the apartment-style rooms and family suites provide a spacious place to relax and enjoy your vacation. Spend your days hanging out around the pool sunbathing, enjoying the private beach the resort gives you access to, and enjoying a stroll around the resort’s lovely grounds and garden.
The private sandy beach is a great place to hang out with the family or as a couple and enjoy the crystal clear water in seclusion. The surrounding area of Afitos is nothing short of beautiful and features ancient monuments and excellent Greek architecture.
This is one of the more tranquil resorts in Halkidiki and it is the perfect place to get some seclusion and tranquility. It also has one of the best on-site restaurants you can find so be sure to enjoy the fine dining on offer.
The Ekies All Senses Resort is one of the more secluded luxury hotels in Halkidiki that offers fantastic variety when it comes to the resort facilities and the surrounding area.
You can book a range of family suites that are very fancy while being set up perfectly for kids. Every room has its own style but all feature lovely wooden furniture and lots of light.
There is a large outdoor pool that the kids will love hanging out by, a beautiful beach at the end of the hotel garden, and lots of sandy beaches you can walk to from the hotel too. It’s in the perfect location to explore the surrounding coastline on foot.
You will also find four restaurants onsite that serve up delicious Greek and international cuisine which you will love after a day of exploring the ancient sites around Agios Isidoros. You can also stroll into town along the beach to find great local restaurants and bars.
Ikos Olivia is one of the best hotels for families in Halkidiki and it truly does have it all. This five-star luxury hotel has more facilities and activities on offer than you can shake a stick at plus with its beachfront location, you couldn’t be in a more beautiful setting.
All the spacious rooms come with a private bathroom, feature huge windows that provide a lot of light, and all guestrooms have either a garden or a sea view. The rooms are super clean and come with super comfy bed linen too, to the point that getting out of bed might be a little tricky.
You will find an outdoor pool to hang out by, an on-site restaurant, a kids club, sauna, gym, spa and loads more. The extensive range of activities available is endless and includes everything from beach volleyball to tennis, canoeing, cycling, diving, yoga, live music, and more.
The surrounding area is also lovely to stroll around and you won’t want to miss out on the beautiful sunset views that are best seen from the sandy beach.
Another of the best hotels for families in Halkidiki is without doubt the TUI Blue Lagoon Princess hotel, a 5-star beach resort on the white sand beach of Kalives. The luxury resort sits on the Turonian Gulf nestled in between two of the stunning Halkidiki peninsulas.
Spread over a luxurious complex you can choose from a huge range of rooms and suites. The most affordable is the sea and garden view rooms, or you can opt for a junior suite with a shared pool or a deluxe suite that comes with your own private pool.
All rooms come with free wifi access, air conditioning, a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV, plus bathrobes and slippers. The amenities on offer are also incredible and feature everything from massage treatments to a spa, sauna, gym, and lots more.
There are numerous pools around the hotel with sun beds, a kids pool, a tennis court, a great restaurant, and lots more. The best bit is without doubt the clear shallow waters of the lovely beach and surrounding pine forest.
The Renaissance Hanioti Resort is one of the best hotels in Halkidiki for both couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday.
While this hotel doesn’t come with a prime beachfront location there is a lovely beach only around a 5-minute walk away. The beach is long, covered with white sand, and the sea is as idyllic looking as it gets.
The room options at this luxury hotel are excellent and you can choose from junior or family suites split over 9 different buildings that all have a view of the lagoon-style pool or the magical gardens.
The rooms feature tasteful decor, are super comfy, and come with a kitchenette so you can make your own meals if you want to. There is also an onsite restaurant, poolside bar, sauna, and luxurious spa facilities too.
A good breakfast is included in the price and you can choose to eat at the restaurant or have it delivered by room service to your room.
You will find the Pomegranate Wellness Spa Hotel in the coastal Nea Poteidaia Town and what makes it one of the best hotels in the area for couples are its incredible location and amazing amenities.
Set on its own private beach and facing west, you can bathe in the stunning sea with lots of privacy and enjoy the daily sunset views that will simply blow your mind.
The hotel’s wellness center provides incredible wellness facilities with a sauna, steam bath, and all the spa treatments you could ever want. After relaxing at the spa, you can hang out at the large pool area or take your kids to the children’s pool.
The onsite activities available are excellent too and you can do anything from volleyball to tennis, and billiards, and there is a fully equipped gym to boot.
Each room is individually decorated and features a sea, garden, or pool view from the private balcony as well as air conditioning, satellite TV, and a fully equipped private bathroom.
You will find free wifi all over the hotel, free private parking, as well as traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine at the numerous on-site restaurants. There are also multiple bars around the complex worth spending some time at.
This popular resort is famous for its luxurious spa as it offers unique treatments such as hydrotherapy jets, thermal pools, experience showers, and lots more but these do come for an extra price.
As well as the amazing spa center, you can enjoy the pool, numerous restaurants, and a great bar that serves up excellent cocktails. There is also a Kids Planet Restaurant that offers cooking lessons for kids too.
You can also book water sports such as sailing, run out of their own marina, and use the onsite tennis courts too.
The hotel is located next to some of the best nightlife in the area with lively bars just a short walk away plus numerous restaurants too. And after a long night, you can come back to the elegant rooms with amazing views, some of which have private pools.
The Acrotel Athena Pallas is quite unique since it has its own private beach making it some of the best seafront accommodation around. With access to your own little slice of sea, you can enjoy the water in privacy and take in the amazing sunsets while sipping on a delicious hotel cocktail.
The hotel is home to five restaurants that will take you on a journey through Greek Cuisine. One of the restaurants, Hierion, won the 2018 Tourism Awards for Gastronomy so you can expect the food to be amazing. There are also five bars to hang out at and the spa services are pretty fantastic too.
In keeping with luxury, the rooms are immaculate and you can choose from a range of activities from tennis to using the bowling alley, numerous pools, cinema, and fitness center too.
Sitting on its own private beach on the Toroneos Gulf, Afitis Boutique Hotel is by far one of the top Boutique Hotels in the region and is an ideal place for a romantic couple’s getaway.
All the rooms, at what is one of the best hotels around, feature an incredible ocean view that extends into the east to the other peninsula. You will enjoy the king-size bed and super comfy linens as well as Air-conditioning, Satellite TV, your own terrace or balcony, and more.
You can enjoy the two lovely pools, the private beach, and great activities such as diving, snorkeling, and lots more. The Spa treatments are also excellent and you can choose from an outdoor massage to beauty treatments.
There are two restaurants available to guests, one poolside that uses only local organic ingredients, and one ocean side that serves up a la carte seafood with incredible views.
If you are looking for one of the best hotels to stay at when it comes to price then the Alia Palace Hotel might be your best bet. Sitting above the popular nightlife town of Pefkohori, the hotel overlooks the Cassandra Gulf.
This is not a beachfront hotel and is around 800 meters from the beach, so a quick walk away. If the heat and the hills put you off strolling, the hotel provides a free shuttle to and from the town and beach.
The village of Pefkohori is home to great shops and restaurants plus we highly suggest you enjoy some of the nightlife of the town as it is a lot of fun.
The rooms at this hotel are immaculate and you will also have access to the hotel pool, gym, spa, and 2 restaurants. One restaurant serves up a buffet while the other is a la carte.
For a trip filled with luxury then the Danai Beach Resort & Villas is one of the best hotels you can opt for, especially if romance and seclusion are what you are looking for.
You can enjoy the private beach area that overlooks the stunning Aegean Sea and there are even three seaside restaurants serving gourmet Greek, Italian, and Asian cuisine plus a seaside bar with sofas that is delightful for sipping cocktails at.
The rooms at this spot are a little different from other beach resorts as each one is hand-designed by the owner and you can only choose from villas or suites, some of which come with private pools.
To top it all off, this amazing resort also has Beach Cabanas, an outdoor, a holistic spa, a kids club, lush gardens, and even a private yacht you can take out for a sunset sail.
Sitting on the beachfront of the Athos Peninsula is the stunning Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas that offers an incredibly luxurious experience to its clients.
While the price of staying here is high, the experience is even higher. Each room comes with its own private pool that overlooks beautiful Mediterranean gardens and views of mountains and the sea too.
The private onsite restaurant is nothing short of incredible and the onsite mixologist and food pairing expert will create a meal like nothing you have tasted before, all while staring at great views of the ocean.
The hotel also offers amazing excursions like a sailing cruise around Holy Mount Athos, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, horseback riding, diving, snorkeling, fishing, walking trail tours, and lots more.
If luxury villas are what you are after and an all-encompassing oceanside Greek experience, this is the place for you.
The Porto Carras Grand Resort is set amongst a large private estate on Mt Meliton that features everything from Greece’s largest organic vineyard and winery to a private marina, Padi Dive Center, and Nautical Club, as well as 9 km of sandy beaches and 25 pristine coves too.
This is one of the hotels in Halkidiki that truly is set in paradise, a bit more so than the other hotels in Halkidiki since it is on a private estate. There are 3 helipads on-site to put it more into context for you.
The rooms at the five-star hotel are world-class and come with either a mountain or ocean view which you can gaze upon from your private balcony.
At what is one of the best hotels in the area, you can also book horse riding, play tennis, enjoy a round of golf, chill at the Thalassotherapy & Spa center, or simply enjoy the privacy of the beaches, coves, and swimming pool.
The Xenios Anastasia Resort & Spa is also a contender for one of the best hotels in the region as it is packed full of luxurious amenities, amazing rooms, and great food that will simply blow you away.
You will find a heated indoor pool, outdoor swimming pool, and private beach with sun beds, as well as excellent bars and restaurants on-site too. The activities on offer are incredible too and you can choose from boating to diving, hiking, canoeing, tennis, table tennis and lots more.
If you are traveling with young children there is a great kids club and the hotel offers babysitting too so you can have a relaxing time or romantic evening when you want to.
Set on a large swathe of private land at the tip of a Halkidiki peninsula, Villa D’Oro – Luxury Villas & Suites is the perfect place to enjoy a slice of Greece if you want luxury, privacy, and seclusion all at one.
The hotel is set right on the beach with reaching views across the sea and the rooms come in the form of suites or family rooms, some with their own private pools. There is also a shared swimming pool or two available onsite and other great activities like snorkeling on offer.
The Portes Lithos Luxury Resort has probably one of the best views of any hotel featured in this article and that is a hard thing to say. Sitting beachside on the Thermaikos Gulf with views of Mount Olympus and the Aegean Sea, it couldn’t be more iconic and when the sunset is added to it, the view is simply breathtaking.
While staying at this hotel you will fall in love with the amazing rooms and the facilities on offer mean you can enjoy the best of Greece from the comfort of your hotel. You can rent watersports equipment for free, learn to dive, go windsurfing, and lots more.
The onsite bar and restaurant are excellent and you won’t want to miss out on all the amazing spa treatments either. There are yoga and fitness classes you can join every day after which, relaxing by the swimming pool or on the beach is a must.
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