If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday in Greece, look no further than Pefkohori. The village is located Kassandra, the ‘first toe’ of Halkidiki Peninsula, and is known for its beautiful blue sea waters, sandy beaches and tranquil atmosphere. Here are some of the very best ways to enjoy peaceful Pefkohori to its full potential…
Make the Most of the Beaches
It wouldn’t be a holiday to Greece without a day or two at the beach. The vast sands stretch all the way to Glarocavos, so you can always guarantee a spot to set up camp. If you decide to walk along the coastline, you will come across a number of beach bars so you will never be short of refreshments. Sitting on the sand and admiring the surrounding scenery is a great way to enjoy the majesty of this beautiful village.
Indulge at the Spa in Loutra
Why not venture just 15 minutes from Pefkohori into the village of Loutra? Treat yourself to a spa day at the famous thermal spa, where the water temperatures in one of the pools can reach up to 39 degrees. The spa also offers healing and rejuvenation massages and has a Hammam and a sauna. It is definitely worth spending a few hours here – you will leave feeling completely refreshed.
Enjoy Traditional Cuisine
There are numerous restaurants, cafes and food stalls all over Greece offering various types of cuisine (to various standards!). The best of the best when it comes to traditional delicacies can be found in Pefkohori’s Oveliskos restaurant. I personally recommend sampling the delicious souvlaki – a traditional Greek dish consisting of grilled meats and vegetables served on skewers alongside a generous serving of tzatziki. The restaurant has a laid-back, friendly ambience which is the perfect accompaniment to the gentle waves lapping onto the sand just a few metres away.
If you’re planning to spend one or two days out while relaxing in Pefkohori, I would suggest a trip to Thessaloniki. Here you have the option to either explore the interesting landmarks on foot, or use the tourist bus and experience a leisurely ride around the most popular parts of the city. Otherwise, simply stroll along the picturesque streets and browse the quaint shops, cafes and restaurants. There are some wonderful treats on offer around Thessaloniki if you’re feeling peckish – the famous ice-cream parlour, Pagoseto is a must. Sample the array of wonderful flavours while enjoying the spectacular views of the coastline…what could be better?
Top Tip: Want to stay longer in Thessaloniki? Check out this blog post for all the unmissable culture spots.
Where to Stay
Alia Palace Luxury Hotel and Villas – If you enjoy having everything on your doorstep, then you will love spending your holiday here. The hotel is just a short bus ride from the beach and the shops and restaurants in the village barely require a journey at all. Alternatively, you can relax onsite, as there are plenty of facilities to keep guests entertained throughout their stay. These include fabulous restaurants serving a la carte or buffet-style menus, a large pool and a mini-market selling various everyday necessities. The rooms are decorated with simple, modern furnishings and have a fresh, airy feel.
Kassandra Village Resort – This luxurious resort is a fantastic option if you prefer a more self-catered style. Facilities include a verdant garden, lavish swimming pool and a BBQ available to guests. The apartments are simply gorgeous; the décor compliments itself in every room and it truly feels like luxury. Each one is equipped with a fireplace, a modern kitchen and an amply-sized balcony or patio. Restaurants, cafes, and a golden sandy beach are all just a short walk away.
Asterias Premium Holiday Apartments – These stylish apartments are Premium by name and indeed by nature. This is a wonderful option for couples as the rooms have plenty of space for relaxation but still have a quaint, cosy feel. The beach is only a three-minute walk away, but if you’re keen to stay around the apartment, you can enjoy the spacious garden and seating area.
How to Get There
To begin your tranquil travels, you must first fly into Thessaloniki Airport with any of the five airlines offering direct flights from the UK. Flight time is usually just over three hours, and each week around 17 flights leave from London.
Once you have arrived, a pre-booked airport shuttle to Pefkohori with Shuttle Direct is your quickest and safest option. Booking your transfer online before your trip means you can travel to your accommodation without the hassle of public transport, making the whole travel process considerably easier.
About Shuttle Direct
We provide excellent airport transfers here at Shuttle Direct. If you’re looking to get your holiday off to the best start possible, pre-book with us today via our website. It couldn’t be simpler!