Macedonia Journals

Chalkidiki,

A September 2000 trip to Macedonia by cheryl morris

mount athos Photo, Macedonia, Europe More Photos
Quote: The birthplace of Alexander the Great is the perfect base from which to explore this historical and beautiful region. Full of pine scented forests, sand and pebble beaches and charming villages, the resorts in this area are good for couples or those after a relaxing, quiet holiday.

Chalkidiki,

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Overview

hotel kassandra Photo, Macedonia, Europe
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Besides relaxing on the beaches or climbing through the forested hills, you can see the ancient monestary of Mount Athos; explore historical Thessaloniki; marvel at the natural beauty of the Petralona caves or take a cruise around the various peninsulas.Quick Tips: Accommodation is plentiful, especially self catering apartments. There are many supermarkets in the ara, and in general, the food is excellent, fresh and cheap, especially stuffed grape leaves, seafood and Greek salads. The weather after September tends to be a bit cold and rainy, so if you are after a beach holiday, go between May and August.Best Way To Get Around: The best way to get around is by bike or scooter. Both ca...Read More

Las Brisas

Hotel | "Hotel Kassandra"

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This is an amazing value for the price, and has a Club Med feel to it, but at budget prices. There is a large outdoor pool and pool bar, organised tours and activities, a children's club and park, non-motorised water sports like windsurfing and banana and pedal boats, and two restaurants to choose from. The basic price includes a buffet breakfast, and the hotel is located in the sandiest part of a fairly quiet and secluded beach. You have a choice of staying in a more expensive guesthouse on the compound, with full kitchen and living room, or in a regular hotel room in the larger complex. There is a photo of the hotel included in this journal.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2000

Las Brisas
Yaiza
Lanzarote, Spain
928517130

Iron Blosam Lodge

Hotel | "Mount Athos Hotel"

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Located right on the beach, this is a great place to stay if you want to get away from the crowds of summer, or if you are visiting the neighbouring monestaries and would like to stay in the region for awhile. There is a TV room, pool and kid's pool, and two restaurants.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2000

Iron Blosam Lodge
Highway 210
Snowbird, Utah 84092
(801) 933-2222

Things to do in Chalkidiki

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Story/Tip

mount athos Photo, Macedonia, Europe
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There are many tour operators who will show you the various attractions of the region in day tours that cost up to 10 dollars per head. We went with Zorpidis, whose phone number is 0374 54060. They took us to the Hanging Rock Monestaries at Meteora, which have to be seen to be believed. These are huge, piercing rocks topped with Byzentine monestaries that can only be reached by climbing hundreds of very steep steps etched into the side of the mountains. There is another, more famous Byzentine Greek Orthodox monestary, Mount Athos, which we could only see from the outside via a cruise, as women are not allowed into the place, and men may only enter by appointment. This area is so sacred, it has its own...Read More