When reading the descriptions of the peninsula (southeast of Thessaloniki, size: 3000 square kilometres), whose name goes back to the numerous settlers and immigrants from Chalkis, you will inevitably come across the figure “three”.


On the one hand, the peninsula bears a resemblance to a hand with three fingers, on the other Halkidiki is often compared to the three pronged spear (trident) of Poseidon, God of the Sea and the Seafarers, which he flung into the Aegean Sea. The peninsula is mainly characterized by three eye-catching colours: the red-brown soil, the lush green vegetation and the dark blue sea.