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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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Danai Beach Resort & Villas

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Macedonia / Halkidiki (Chalkidiki) / Sithonia - Nikiti
Address: 63088 Nikiti Sithonia – Halkidiki – Greece
Type: [Hotel - Suites - Villas]

Open: April to October ... The Danai Beach Resort & Villas, a splendid Greek hotel and member of “The Leading Hotels of the World”, resides within the renowned destination of Sithonia, Halkidiki, a Greek peninsula located by the turquoise Aegean Sea.

Aldemar Royal Mare Village

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Hersonissos
Address: Hersonissos, Crete
Type: [Hotel - Bgls - Villa - Suites]

Open: March - October... Royal Mare Village, an Aldemar Deluxe Hotel, is situated on the north coast of Crete. It is 2 Km away from Hersonissos, 23 km to the east of Heraklion Airport and 25 Km away from Heraklion City, offering its own Golden Beach.

Elivi Skiathos

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Sporades Islands / Skiathos / Koukounaries
Address:
Type: [Hotel - Suites]

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.

Aldemar Knossos Royal Village

Aldemar Knossos Royal Village

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Hersonissos
Address: Hersonissos, 700 14
Type: [Hotel - Bgls - Villa - Suites]

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

Fodele Beach Water Park Holiday resort

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Fodele
Address: P.O. BOX 1354 Heraklion 71500 Crete, Greece
Type: [Suites] [Beach Resorts] [Beach Hotels] [Rooms] [Hotel - Suites] [Resort] [Hotel - Resort]

Open:April to October...Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort, 25 km west of Heraklion international airport in Crete, lies on a unique location with a breathtaking view, on the exquisite sandy beach of Fodele area (birthplace of the world-wide famous painter Dominikos Theotokopoulos, well known as EL GRECO).

Aldemar Knossos Royal Villas

Aldemar Knossos Royal Villas

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Hersonissos
Address: Hersonissos, Crete
Type: [Luxury Private Villas]

Open: April - October... Knossos Royal Villas are both an ideal refuge for a calming and relaxing break, and a cosmopolitan holiday destination.