Info About Chalkidiki - Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide


Info About Chalkidiki - Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide

Chalcidice or Halkidikí (in Greek: Χαλκιδική, alternative transliterations Khalkidiki, Chalkidikí, Khalkidhikí) is one of the prefectures of Greece. It is located in the southeastern portion of [Macedonia (Greece)] (Central Macedonia).

The Cholomontas or the Cholomon mountains lie in the northcentral part. It consists of a large peninsula in the northwestern Aegean Sea, resembling a hand with three "fingers" – Pallene (now Kassandra), Sithonia, and Ayion Oros (the ancient Acte), which contains Athos. The monasteries of Mount Athos are located on the easternmost "finger".

In ancient times, Chalcidice was part of Thrace. The first Greek settlers in this area came from Chalcis (the area around Chalcis was also known as Chalcidice) and Eretria, cities in Euboea, around the 8th century BC who founded cities such as Mende, Torone and Scione, a second wave came from Andros in the 6th century BC. The ancient city of Stageira was the birthplace of the great philosopher Aristotle.

Capital of Chalcidice is the city of Polygyros, located in the center of the peninsula.

In June 2003, at the holiday resort Porto Carras located in Neos Marmaras, Sithonia, European Union leaders presented the first draft of the European constitution. See History of the European Constitution for developments after this point.

The only prefectural boundary is with the Thessaloniki prefecture located to the north.

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Elivi Skiathos

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Open:April to October...ELIVI SKIATHOS, located where the old Xenia once stood (hotels once famous for their chosen location and their architectural excellence) enjoys the fame of the past and becomes a 5-star hotel in Skiathos, the emerald island of the Sporades, with its lush vegetation and reflection to the turquoise waters, with respect to history and the natural environment.

Myconian Ambassador Hotel & Thalasso Center

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Address: Platis Gialos 64, Mykonos 84600,Greece
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Open: May to October... The Myconian  Ambassador Hotel is a luxury hotel in Mykonos, capturing the essence of Myconian charm and the celebrated art de vivre of Relais & Châteaux.Mere steps from the fine sand of Platis Gialos, and built in sympathy with the slope, its architecture blends contemporary chic with tones and textures borrowed from the local vernacular.

Aldemar Knossos Royal Village

Aldemar Knossos Royal Village

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Address: Hersonissos, 700 14
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Open: April - October... At the Knossos Royal, time moves in a different space and the pleasure and relaxation never end.

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

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Address: Agios Ioannis, Mykonos
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Open: May  to October...Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort is located right on Agios Ioannis beach. It offers 5-star boutique accommodation with stone-paved paths overlooking the island of Delos. 

Aldemar Knossos Royal Villas

Aldemar Knossos Royal Villas

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St George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel

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Address: Str. 2 Kleomenous106 75 ,Athens,Greece
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Open:All Year .....The St George Lycabettus affords breath-taking panoramic views over Athens to the Acropolis and the Saronic Gulf beyond. Guests are also perfectly positioned right in the pulsing heart of Athens, just steps away from Kolonaki’s alluring shops, museums, galleries and eateries.