Beaches and a bubbly vibe
Kassandra takes you to a small peninsula on the south east coast of mainland Greece. It’s a little town with a vibrant energy, lively bars, restaurants and clubs and a host of beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters. Surrounded by pine clad hills and luscious farmland, it’s perfect for those wanting to explore by mountain bike or on foot as well.
Families and couples will find something for them in Kassandra. The beach has soft golden sands which gently shelve into the warm sea, making it perfect for little paddlers. Water sports are available for the more active, and include jet skiing, scuba diving and even banana boat rides. If you prefer to simply relax and take it easy there are sun loungers and cool beach bars where you can spend the day ordering snacks and refreshments straight to your towel or relax as you listen to chilled music.
Holidays in Kassandra bring you cool beach bars, excellent local restaurants and a chance to admire the natural beauty of Halkidiki on mainland Greece. Surrounding farmlands provide the town with an excellent range of local produce, including fresh olives, wines, seafood and more. There are plenty of opportunities to explore, with the little fishing village of Nea Fokaia just minutes away and the quiet beachy cove of Afitos within easy reach by car.
Book your luxury holiday in Kassandra with Sovereign and we’ll help you create memories to last a lifetime. Our Trusted Advisers will choose you the ideal hotel from our carefully curated selection. Stay at the IKOS Oceania for chic, elegant architecture, spectacular sea views and an all inclusive holiday like no other. The dining options are excellent and include local and international options, while children will love the Kids’ Clubs and adults can spend their days unwinding in the extensive onsite spa.
Flight time from the UK to Halkidiki is around 3 hours.
Transfer time from Thessaloniki airport to Kassandra is approximately 35 minutes.
May to September is Halkidiki’s main beach-going season. Temperatures hover in the comfortable early- to mid-20s throughout the shoulder months (May and September), which are often good for fewer crowds and quieter hotels. Things start heating up in July and August, when the temperature can get as high as 31°C.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.