Pine forests and vineyards that reach the endless expanses of sand of beaches with the most translucent waters will persuade you all over again that Greece will never cease to amaze you. Kassandra and Sithonia, the two first “legs” of the peninsula will charm you not only with their scenery but also with the picturesque villages like Afytos. Another attraction is the impressive resorts that will nicely complement your luxury yacht holidays. In fact, many of them have their own private marinas where the yacht can moor while you enjoy world-class cuisine or indulge yourself in some of the best spas in the world.
The most important attraction of Halkidiki is the third “leg” of the peninsula, Mount Athos. The Orthodox Christian world calls it the Holy Mountain because it hosts a religious community of 20 monasteries, cells in caves or rocks and more than 2,000 monks. Some of the monasteries were founded there more than a thousand years ago. Mount Athos is listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Monuments. The men on the cruise are allowed to visit some of the monasteries and it is certainly a worthwhile experience. If you are a woman or a man who dislikes early rising and chanting, then stay on the yacht and cruise around the “leg” of Mount Athos. You will have the unique opportunity to admire from afar the majestic monasteries.