Love to spend your days lounging on golden sands with a good book? Or perhaps you’d like to have a go at some heart-pumping water sports? You can do both on Polichrono holidays – as well as hike through pine forests, check out ancient ruins and sit in a laid-back bar, cocktail in hand, gazing out to sea. Located on the east coast of the Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki, the charming village of Polichrono sits alongside a 7-kilometre-long Blue Flag beach, dotted with umbrellas and sunloungers for rent, plus bars and cafeterias for when you’re feeling peckish.
In the resort, you’ll find plenty of tavernas and restaurants, serving everything from grilled fish to meat souvlaki. When the sun goes down, a buzz descends on the village, as families stroll through the streets with ice creams in hand, and the bars fill up. Whatever you feel like doing, holidays to Polichrono will fit the bill.
Head to a quaint village
Just a short drive from Polichrono is the scenic village of Afitos, with picturesque stone houses, cobbled streets and peaceful squares, perfect for people watching.
Learn some history
Get a taste of days gone by at the Folklore Museum, featuring fascinating objects from the local farming, carpentry and textile trades, as well as traditional costumes.
Visit a lake
About 5 kilometres from Polichrono is the beautiful small lake of Mavrobara, where you can walk or hire bikes. Keep an eye out for the rare species of turtles.