Lagomandra Beach Hotels & Spa, Ελιά Νικητής, Χαλκιδική, Ελλάδα
Emerald and turquoise waters, heavenly beaches, exceptional nature, beach bars, seaside resorts for family holidays and a vibrant nightlife. Awarded with 33 Blue Flags in 2014, exotic Halkidiki gives you the gift of 550 kilometres of beautiful beaches!
The land of Halkidiki is famous for its fruitful soil as well as the variety of its natural scenery.
The west coast is rich in picturesque plants, while the center and the east region count three beautiful mountains, Holomontas, Itamos and Athos. Furthermore, Halkidiki’s three peninsulas dive into the Aegean Sea offering a coastline of about 550 km – the longest one in Greece. When exploring the amazing natural environment do not miss out on the ancient Petralona Cave, as well as the wetlands region protected by the Natura newtwork.
Mini-club for children (4-10 years)
Halkidiki (Halkidice) is a peninsula of distinctive shape located roughly in the center of Macedonia.Geographically it is separated from the rest of Macedonia by an imaginary line throygh Cape Karabournou, Mt. Chortiatis, the hills south of the Langada and Volvi Lakes and the hills south of the Redina Pass. The main peninsula terminates in three smaller ones: Kassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos (better known among Greeks as Aghion Oros - the Holy Mountain). The geomorphology of Halkidiki is interesting. It is a sloping geological table, rising from the west to the east. Thus in Kalamaria (west coast) and Kassandra we find most of the plains which are also the most fertile areas, in the center Mt. Chortiatis (1201 m.), Mt. Cholomon (1165 m.) and Itamos (in Sithonia, 811 m.) and at the eastern end the magnificent massif of Mt. Athos (2033 m.). The three peninsulas which jut into the Aegean Sea make Halkidiki the prefecture with the longest stretch of coastline in mainland Greece. The coastline of halkidiki is estimated to be more than 500 km., comprising every type of landscape. One finds long sandy beaches in Kalamaria, Nikiti, Toroni and Ierissos; alternating rocks and trees in Sithonia; picturesque small bays in Vourvourou; and impressive rocks at the Capes of Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos. Halkidiki does not have any rivers, and this is one of the reasons why the sea surrounding it, is one of the clearest in greece. The prefecture of Halkidiki occupies the greatest part of the peninsula, the northwest section is part of the prefecture of Thessaloniki, and the peninsula of Mount Athos is an indepedent administrative district.
The perfecture of Halkidiki, Northern Greece, is considered one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Greece. Its long and sandy beaches, the amazing landscapes, the lush vegetation and the lovely seaside villages have make this area popular for summer vacations, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Halkidiki is a region with many sightseeing options, from ancient sites and Byzantine towers to monasteries and caves. The Cave of Petralona is a very popular sight in Halkidiki, where prehistoric human traces have been found. Very interesting is also the tower of Prosforio in Ouranoupolis, where the boat to Mount Athos departs from.
What to do:
KOUTSOUPIA-SIVIRI HIKING TRAIL
This is one of the most beautiful walks in Halkidiki. It follows a wetland path which meanders along the cliff tops between Sani Resort and Siviri village, with stunning views from the forest to the sea. Rabbits, lizards, turtles and butterflies abound in these woods, depending on the season. Halfway between Sani and Siviri (approx. 5 km) you will walk past the ancient excavations area. People wishing a shorter walk could finish at that point. If you choose to continue on, it will be necessary to arrange a transfer for your return, unless you decide to retrace your steps (20 km). The area is home to unique natural treasures which are not to be found anywhere else in Halkidiki.
BOUSOULAS BIRD SANCTUARY HIKING TRAIL
This is an easy walk through the woods which skirt the long sandy Bousoulas beach, with views across the wetlands and the bird sanctuary. The sea is never too far away for a dip, and the forest provides natural shade. This trail eventually meanders through the wetland bird sanctuary, which stretches over hundreds of acres and has been declared a European Important Bird Area, by the international organisation BirdLife International as well as being a Natura protected area. It is ideal for birdwatching, and home to more than 180 different kinds of birds, depending on the season, including migrating mute swans, black winged stilts and little egrets.
ATHITOS VILLAGE EXCURSION
Just 15 km distance from Sani, Athitos or Afitos is one of the most picturesque villages in Halkidiki and is very different to anything else around it. The village has its own architectural style, with old stone-built houses, coming straight from previous centuries. You can stroll down the cobblestone alleys, smelling the flowers that are everywhere and relax at one of the traditional taverns. The village overlooks the peninsula of Sithonia and offers a fantastic view to the Toroneos Gulf. It’s a relaxing way to pass the time and you can also make the best of the turquoise waters and relaxing beach bars.
Vibrant Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city and the capital of Macedonia (also voted “Best Mid-Sized European city for human capital and lifestyle” by Financial Times in 2014). It offers a rich cultural and historical heritage as well as a cosmopolitan café life. On this excursion, you will visit the Archaeological Museum, the White Tower, some of the splendid churches including the Byzantine church of St. Dimitrios and climb up the Acropolis (highest point) to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Naturally, there’s also time to enjoy the shopping and cafés downtown.
HOLOMONTAS COUNTRYSIDE EXCURSION
An incredible chance to discover the secrets of Halkidiki. Driving through mountains and forests you will visit the capital, Poligiros before visiting the traditional village Arnea. Enjoy one last stay at the small village of Pyrkadikia before returning to Sani.
SITHONIA PENINSULA AND PARTHENON VILLAGE EXCURSION
Enjoy the ever-changing landscape pass you by on this wonderful day out towards Porto Koufo, where you will find some stunning scenery and beautiful views across the southern tip of this middle peninsula. Sithonia is more rugged than the Kassandra peninsula and therefore less populated. The scenery has been likened to that of Switzerland with its pine trees forming a backdrop to the lonely beaches. The Parthenon of the North Parthenonas, 10km from Marmaras (an abandoned and forgotten village until the late 1980’s), is definitely worth exploring. With its traditional architecture and stone-paved streets, this is a village of unusual beauty – with fabulous views out over the Aegean.
PETRALONA CAVE EXCURSION
The caves of Petralona lie about 30 km from Sani and are a very popular half-day excursion. When you enter the caves of Petralona, it’s like embarking on a voyage to the beginning of time with fascinating stalactites and stalagmites including the remains of what is thought to be the oldest in Europe - 700,000 years old. The caves are also considered among the most important monuments of human prehistory with finds including the fossilised cranium of a prehistoric man.
CRUISE N. MARMARAS / ORMOS PANAGIAS BAY / MOUNT ATHOS
Travel to Ormos Panagias on the top eastern corner of the Sithonia Peninsula and then sail with a boat towards Mount Athos – where you can take amazing pictures of the “Holy Mountain” and its fantastic monasteries. The Garden of the Virgin - the Mt. Athos peninsula - and even when viewed from the sea its rare and unspoiled beauty will cast its spell. This peninsula is the only monastic republic within Europe and is ruled by the 1700 monks who live in its monasteries. The monasteries are built in a unique style and are located at the most beautiful parts of the peninsula. After the cruise, you can stop for lunch in the traditional village of Ouranoupolis.
Be prepared for an early start for this day excursion to Vergina (80km south-west of Thessaloniki) and one of the most historic places in Greece and the old capital of the ancient Macedonia state. Some of the most important remains are the palace, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. The tomb of the Macedonian King Philip, father of Alexander the Great is recognised as a Monument of World Heritage by UNESCO. Philip's tomb complete with its unique valuables are kept in a specially designed museum.
An early start takes you through fertile plains to Mount Olympus then on to Kalampaka, a small town at the foot of Meteora - the “stone forest of Christ”. Those who see Meteora for the first time believe it to be a geological miracle with thousands of rocks, merging to form an almost unearthly sight. Wanting to be closer to God, bold monks built monasteries on the peaks of these rocks and lived as true hermits for more than 600 hundred years. The katholika (central parts of churches) of the monasteries have been painted by skilled religious painters from the late Byzantine years and still hanging from the towers are the nets that the monks used for ascending and descending. Today, six monasteries survive and are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
WINE TASTING TOURS
The excursion takes you through mountains, forests, vineyards, gardens and fruit fields. You will visit the capital of Halkidiki, Poligiros and continue to the picturesque Arnea, famed for its excellent wines and wonderful textiles. You can meet with members of the local wine union for a wine tasting. Alternatively, you can combine a visit to the sights of Thessaloniki with a visit to the small town of Epanomi and a tour of a local winery.
Washington, D.C. (United States)
Departure: 20h 30m
Return: 16h 35m
€666* / person roundtrip
*Final price may be different and will be paid separately.
You will be contacted by our travel agents with a quota.
The Lagomandra Beach Hotel and Suites is located exactly next to the enchanting Lagomandra beach, a beach with rich natural and interesting sea treasures. It is each year awarded with a “Blue Flag” not only because of its natural beauty but mainly for the organisation and its cleanness. The beach of Lagomandra, as well as the Lagomandra Beach Hotel and Suites are just six (6) km away from cosmopolitan Neos Marmaras and thirteen (13) km from Nikiti. The beach is very easily accessible both from the main Sithonia road as well as our hotel. Visit the Lagomandra Beach Hotel and Suites and the Lagomandra beach and experience the beautiful and fully organized beach.
The Lagomandra Beach Hotel and Suites in Chalkidiki and its experienced personnel would like to welcome you and are at your disposal so that your holidays in beautiful Sithonia are really unforgettable. Tha hotel has “Votsalo” restaurant where you can find gastronomic creations from the traditional Greek and European cuisine by experienced chefs only for you. Served daily for dinner, you can choose among a plethora of dishes that covers all tastes. Of course choices do not stop here. In our tavern, you can find traditional Greek dishes that you can accompany with Greek drinks, such as wine, tsipouro and ouzo and an assortment of meze. At the Pool Bar, next to our big pool, you can enjoy cool cocktails, coffees, and various hot drinks that can help you relax in a really wonderful setting. Apart from the Pool Bar, there are reclining chairs and umbrellas around the pool for our visitors, so that they can enjoy their swim in the pool in comfort and peace. There is a children’s swimming pool for our young friends, with the proper dimensions for this age, and also a lifeguard to prevent accidents. A play ground has also been created, specially designed, cared for and equipped with whatever a child needs during holidays in order to have fun but also be safe. For anything you may need during your stay at the Lagomandra Beach Hotel and Suites, there is the Mini Market- Gift Shop, where you can buy whatever you need or small gifts for your friends, mementos from Chalkidiki. Finally, for unending hours of fun and relaxation, you will find at Lagomandra beach, which is next to our facilities, a Beach Bar-Snack Bar, to enjoy a cool drink or coffee or a tasty cold snack during your morning swim.
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