Kassandra Peninsula

Kassandra Peninsula: Our most recommended tours and activities

Chalkidiki: Scuba Diving for Beginners in Kassandra

1. Chalkidiki: Scuba Diving for Beginners in Kassandra

During the 3-hour class, learn the basic rules about scuba equipment and practice essential diving skills in the shallows, before going on a unique, guided, and safe underwater adventure with your PADI instructor. Get the experience of personalized training as you dive in small groups of 3 students or fewer. Progress at your own pace while you meet new friends. The dive site is selected for its ideal conditions for beginners and abundant sea life. The area is well known for its crystal clear water assuring excellent visibility, the absence of currents and of dangerous species and the easy access to a multitude of dive sites. See all the typical marine life in the Mediterranean sea: octopuses, sea anemones, starfishes, moray eels, sea slugs (nudibranchs), and a lot of fish varieties swimming around you. The program is aimed at beginners, so no license or previous experience is needed. All diving equipment is provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old which makes it an experience suitable for the whole family. Furthermore, once you realize that you want to become PADI certified, you will have already done the first step. The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program can be credited towards your PADI Open Water Diver course, the world's most popular and widely recognized scuba course.

Halkidiki: Kassandra 4x4 Jeep Safari Off-Road Experience

2. Halkidiki: Kassandra 4x4 Jeep Safari Off-Road Experience

Visit hotspots only the locals know about during this off-road Jeep safari tour. With an experienced driver and guide you will get to explore unknown landmarks such as the village of Kassandrino, a prehistoric volcanic lake, Agia Paraskevi, and eat a delicious lunch at a family-owned tavern. Start your day of adventure at 9:00 AM by meeting your guide in front of your hotel. Your guide will introduce you to the day's itinerary before you set-off on your expedition. Stop at the old village of Kassandrino and witness one of the oldest temples in the area. Learn the history of the village while tasting local products from nearby farmers. Commence your off-road experience whilst travelling to a prehistoric volcanic lake. Spot beautiful turtles bathing and swimming in its waters. Continue on to the highest point of Kassandra. This is the perfect spot to see all 3 Peninsulas at the same time and some of the North Aegean islands. Follow an uncharted path through a pine forest to the south side of Kassandra and see the volcanic area of Agia Paraskevi. Climb down to the West Coast and enjoy your final stop at a family tavern with views of the gorgeous ocean. Enjoy a relaxing drive back down the West Coast to return to your starting destination.

2 hours sunset sail to West Sithonia

3. 2 hours sunset sail to West Sithonia

After meeting your skipper at the Neo Marmaras port, head straight into the stunning waters of the Aegean for a sailing trip to remember. Leave the crowded beaches of the mainland behind and head straight for the stunning Kelyfos Island. Uninhabited and undeveloped, the island’s pristine beach and coral reefs make for one of the best locales for relaxing, swimming, and taking some time away from the bustle of the city. Afterwards, head to the Porto Carras coves, a series of 25 hidden beaches with smooth sand and crystal-clear water. All the while, enjoy commentary from your expert crew, and the company of Jabaar, the small beagle who lives on board the ship. As the sun sets, drop the anchor down and watch the technicolor display over the waters of the Aegean Sea.

From Kassandra: Halkidiki Half-Day Beach Private Cruise

4. From Kassandra: Halkidiki Half-Day Beach Private Cruise

Enjoy a private sailing tour along the coast of Halkidiki onboard a yacht departing from Kassandra. Discover the beautiful views of the Toronean Gulf, with a stop for swimming in a tranquil location. Board the yacht at the marina of Kassandra and set off on a relaxing private sailing cruise along the coastline of Halkidiki. Enjoy a relaxing experience away from the crowds as you take in the beauty of your surroundings. Discover the magnificent bays of the Toronean Gulf. Be escorted by an expert crew and skipper, with soft drinks and fruits available on board. Soak up the sun as you glide across the waves. Stop for a refreshing swim in a tranquil location, far away from the usual tourist hotspots. At the end of your experience, relax on the journey back to the marina in Kassandra.

5 hours sailing trip to West Sithonia, Halkidiki

5. 5 hours sailing trip to West Sithonia, Halkidiki

Sail across the turquoise sea of the Aegean on board a private boat and enjoy plenty of free time to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Marvel at the marine life surrounding the islands and shore at locations such as Kelyfos and Gerochristso Island. Your first stop will be Kelyfos, also known as "Helonais," where you can admire the rocky bottom with its cascades of aquatic life. Continue to Gerochristos Island and Lemos Beach, where the sandbar that connects the peninsula with the mainland has sea on both sides. Follow in the footsteps of the many movie stars who have sailed their yachts to the beach. Next, stop at a nice spot to enjoy your sandwiches on the yacht. After lunch, tour the secret coves south of Neos Marmaras and stop for one last swim before returning to Kamenos, one of the most scenic beaches of Halkidiki. See the green of the trees as they come all the way to the clear waters. The itinerary may change due to the weather or if you prefer to do something else. You can eat lunch on the way for more sailing time. There is also the option of a big game fishing experience to fish for tuna, bluefin, albacore, yellowfin and other fish. Game fishing equipment is provided.

From Kassandra: 2-Day Kassandra Peninsula Private Cruise

6. From Kassandra: 2-Day Kassandra Peninsula Private Cruise

The winds are generally mild. There are countless beaches you can visit, most of them have no access from the land. Halkidiki has many small fishing villages of unique beauty that provide a safe haven for boats and fresh fish! Kassandra peninsula has tourist developed & crowded, with many beach bars, restaurants, clubs and festivals. The weather is quite nice and warm from May to October. It is a calm and relaxing destination with many beaches and small bays for swimming and diving with crystal clear water. Halkidiki is an ideal destination for sailing trips because: The winds are generally mild. It has many natural harbors for mooring. It has a variety of options for relaxing or intense vacations. Ideal for open sea fishing and diving. It has many beaches with pine trees touch the sea, inaccessible by land. Many traditional villages and sites of archaeological interest. Ideal for family and youthful holidays.

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What people are saying about Kassandra Peninsula

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 83 reviews

It was a great experience and the instructor (Emilios) was very nice and showed and explained everything well. Even during the diving process, he made sure that everything was okay or that help was needed. We felt very safe with him. You could see a lot of fish at the dive site. We would do it again and again. Don't forget to take pictures of yourself!

Gladly again, the trainer really great explained everything well, the diving progress was great, I found everyone who didn't do something like that, it was really fun for the whole family. And we will do it again.

It was a very nice experience, at first we were a bit exited. But during the course we felt safe and it was very fun.

Wonderful kind English speaking guide. Very experienced and felt well looked after.

Excellent Service and really nice trip! Recommending for families!