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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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Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Cyclades Islands / Mykonos / Agios Ioannis
Address: Agios Ioannis, Mykonos
Type: [Suites] [Beach Resorts] [Rooms] [Hotel - Resort]

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

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Hersonissos
Address: Hersonissos, Crete
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Open: April - October... Knossos Royal Villas are both an ideal refuge for a calming and relaxing break, and a cosmopolitan holiday destination.

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Aldemar Olympian Village - Royal Olympian

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Peloponnese / Ilia / Skafidia-Pirgos
Address: Skafidia, Pirgos Ilias
Type: [Conference Centers] [Hotel - Bgls - Villa - Suites] [Beach Resorts] [Beach Resorts - SPA]

Open: April - October... Spend your holidays in the delightful accommodation facilities of Aldemar Olympian Village Hotel, the Aldemar group’s latest Hotel. This Resort possesses all the facilities and amenities for a relaxing family holiday.

Gennadi Grand Resort

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Dodecanese Islands / Rhodes / Gennadi
Address: Gennadi Village, Rhodes, 85109, Greece
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Open:April to November...Gennadi Grand Resort is your peaceful place in the sun, your genuine hideaway to escape from life's hassles creating precious memories of a holistic summer experience in Rhodes.

Kivotos Mykonos Hotel

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Cyclades Islands / Mykonos / Ornos
Address: Ornos Bay 84600, Mykonos, Greece
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Open: May - October... The unique identity of this 5 star Kivotos hotel in Mykonos  -that was initially meant to be a family villa -created a distinctive legacy and became a holiday sanctuary for art connoisseurs and modern travel aficionados who desire the finest, most exclusive experiences imaginable.

Myconian Imperial Hotel & Thalasso Spa Center

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Cyclades Islands / Mykonos / Elia
Address: P.O. Box 64, Elia Beach, 84600, Mykonos Greece
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Open: May to October ... We are a proud member of Leading Hotels of the World and an exclusive address on Mykonos, poised on the foothills of Elia Bay, immediately above the aquamarine waters and famously fine sand of our private beach.