Flights to Halkidiki, Greece from the United Kingdom range from about 3h-11h. Your flight time will be on the longer end of the spectrum if you’re departing from a city as far north as Edinburgh, which does not provide direct flights, while flights from London will be on the shorter end of the range, given that London is in the southern end of England and you can choose from several daily direct flights.
You can book direct flights to Halkidiki from London airports Stansted and Luton, with flights that last just over 3 hours. These daily flights are serviced by airlines including Wizz Air UK, Ryanair, and easyJet. If you’re departing city is from one of the UK’s other major airports, such as Manchester or Glasgow, there are no direct flights to Halkidiki, so expect a layover or two. Should you book a flight with stopovers along your journey to Halkidiki, you will likely stop at common layover cities like Dublin, London, Brussels, Munich, and/or Istanbul.
When your destination is Halkidiki, you’ll fly into Thessaloniki Airport (SKG), about 55km northeast of Halkidiki city centre. You can take an airport taxi directly to your Halkidiki destination for about £80-£125, which is the fastest and most direct option, with a journey time of about 35 minutes. The price and time will vary based on your destination, with New Potidea being the most affordable as it’s the closest, while Porto Koufo being the priciest for the opposite reason. You can also opt for taking the bus to Halkidiki, although this is less direct. You’d have to take a taxi to Halkidiki bus station and choose your destination’s local bus service.
Halkidiki is renowned for its incredible climate, beach and pine-strewn shorelines, and its unique triple-peninsula geography. During your holiday, be sure to take a stroll through Arnaia, a scenic and historic village along Mount Cholomontas. Here you can see the ancient temple of Agios Stefanos as well as the Katsangelos’ Mansion and its Historical and Folklore Museum. A trip to the capital city of Polygyros is a must, allowing you to experience classic and modern Greece culture everywhere you look, complemented by a visit to the famed Archaeological Museum of Polygyros. Vourvourou is a picturesque summer destination in the Peninsula of Sithonia, where you can enjoy its nine islands and its stunning beaches, scenic hiking trails, and welcoming taverns. Celebrate Halkidiki’s most famed son and spend an afternoon at Aristotle Park, which provides incredible vistas over Stagira-Akanthos and interactive displays to enjoy the works of the philosopher.
British citizens travelling to Halkidiki, Greece do need a valid passport to enter the country, although a visa is not required for your visit.