Close to the southernmost tip of Halkidiki’s first ‘leg’, Paliouri is a beautiful village that’s just a few kilometres from the sea. Paliouri holidays are ideal for those looking to relax in a laid-back setting, getting closer to nature. The village itself features narrow streets and traditional, 19th-century stone houses with wooden balconies. As you stroll through the bougainvillea-laced lanes, you’ll come across a selection of local tavernas and cafés.
The whole area, meanwhile, is surrounded by pine-clad hills, making Paliouri a fantastic base for hiking and forest bathing. When you want a break from the countryside and village, head a few kilometres northeast or southeast to the coast, where you’ll find plenty of fabulous beaches. The most popular is Chrousso, where various water sports are on offer, but there are numerous unmarked coves that are yours to discover on holidays to Paliouri.
Take a hike
Paliouri is an ideal base for hikers, and you’ll find plenty of great trails. The most popular is the 3-kilometre walk from Paliouri to Chrousso Beach.
Head to the beach
Whether you get there by foot or car, a visit to Chrousso is a must. You’ll be rewarded by sparkling blue waters surrounding a magnificent, golden-sand coastline.
Enjoy the food
Greek food keeps things simple but tasty, and there are several good tavernas in Paliouri where you can tuck into grilled seafood such as squid and prawns, tender kebabs and the freshest salads.