With a fascinating history, a complex cultural tapestry that is the result of generations’ worth of interplay between different peoples, excellent cuisine, beautiful sea views, and a vibrant local character, Thessaloniki is easy to love. The city’s different neighborhoods are like small worlds onto themselves, each with its own distinct history and atmosphere. All around the city, old meets new as Roman monuments and Byzantine churches overlook modern buildings and busy streets. No more than an hour’s drive from Thessaloniki, gorgeous Chalkidiki is a place of unparalleled beauty. Verdant pine tree forests, picturesque seaside villages and scenic Orthodox monasteries perched atop soaring rocky cliffs synthesize an absolutely breathtaking scenery. Perfect for relaxation, Chalkidiki offers some of the finest beaches in northern Greece, as well as some of Greece’s most luxurious resort hotels.