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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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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.

Kivotos Mykonos Hotel

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Cyclades Islands / Mykonos / Ornos
Address: Ornos Bay 84600, Mykonos, Greece
Type: [Hotels] [Suites] [Hotel - Suites - Villas] [Beach Hotels] [Hotel - Suites]

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.

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: April - October...Welcome to Mykonos Grand, a haven of wonderment, basking in the warm glow of sun and sand and laughter, kissed by the gentle turquoise shimmer of the Aegean Sea.

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Aldemar Royal Mare - THALASSO SPA

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Crete / Heraklion / Hersonissos
Address: Hersonissos, Crete
Type: [Hotel Bungalows]

Open: April 05 - October... With its dream palace of health, harmony and wellness, Royal Mare Thalasso renews the tradition of the ancient Greeks, who enjoyed health care in an environment of art, comfort and luxury.

Porto Carras Meliton Hotel

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Macedonia / Halkidiki (Chalkidiki) / Sithonia - Neos Marmaras
Address: SITHONIA, 63081, HALIKIDIKI, GREECE
Type: [Conference Centers] [Beach Resorts]

Open April - October ... Along a 9 km stretch of the gorgeous, sandy beach of Halkidiki, with its crystal clear azure blue waters and amidst 1,763 hectares of natural grandeur, nestles the 6 times awarded by Cond Nast Traveller and proud holder of the Green Key Eco Label award Porto Carras Meliton 5 Stars Hotel.

 

Myconian Ambassador Hotel & Thalasso Center

Best Luxury Hotels Worldwide Greece / Cyclades Islands / Mykonos / Platis Gialos
Address: Platis Gialos 64, Mykonos 84600,Greece
Type: [Conference Centers] [SPA Resorts] [Beach Resorts] [Boutique Hotels]

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.