In the southeast of the Kassandra peninsula, Pefkohori is one of the larger and more popular towns of Halkidiki, attracting thousands of tourists from around Europe each summer. It derives its name from the pine trees that are abundant in the region, and is surrounded by forests and olive groves. Pefkohori holidays are all about fun and convenience – you’re right on the beach, so it’s easy to spend your days lounging on the golden sand.
In the evenings, the beachfront and village turn into party central, with plenty of options for eating, drinking and dancing. But this friendly resort isn’t just for hedonists, and there’s lots to explore both in the picturesque old village and the countryside beyond. Because of its undeniable summer buzz, holidays to Pefkohori appeal to younger travellers looking to make the most of the nightlife and meet new friends on their beach break.
Relax on the shore
Head to the beach in the morning to grab the coveted first-row umbrellas and loungers, then spend the day sunbathing and swimming in the crystal-clear waters.
Watch a boat race
During the summer months, you’ll see sailing-boat races from Pefkohori. There’s no gambling allowed, but it’s still fun to watch the boats zipping past each other on the water.
Dance the night away
Pefkohori is known as one of Halkidiki’s nocturnal hotspots. Choose from beach bars where you can dance barefoot, and more upscale cocktail dens in the centre of town.