Sunday, 7 June 2015

Kalimera - 5 things I know about Halkidiki.

A belated kalimera, alas not from the wonderful hotel in Halkidiki 
where I struggled with internet gremlins all the time we were away, 
but from back home, once again, in sunny Normandy.

5 things I know about Halkidiki

Aristotle was born here in 384 B.C.
Also known as Chalkidiki it is a peninsula situated in the north of Greece 
and resembles a hand with three fingers.
From the ikos Oceania resort I could look across the Aegean sea to Mount Athos.
The people of Halkidiki are kind and friendly.
The large green olives grown there are very “moreish”, 
I’m remembering delicious tapenades, sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese. 

joining Judith @ Lavender Cottage
for Mosaic Monday
and dreaming of returning to Halkidiki later in the year
for our anniversary getaway.


  1. Looks divine, Maggie. Beautiful, blue and warm! Hope all is back to normal with the 'net!

  2. How great to see this post! I have a beach house in Chalkidiki near Moudania!I can't believe you were so near if I knew we could have met!AriadnefromGreece!

  3. You look so very relaxed in that first photo, and ready to take advantage of this superb region, Maggie :) Too bad about the internet, but occasionally it is good to be reminded: we can live "without" and much of the world does so quite happily ;) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hello Maggie, Halkidiki looks like a gorgeous place to vacation. Lovely images, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  5. A nice photo of you Maggie, I'd love to sit down to the dishes of food you shared.I hope you can make it back to Greece for your anniversary.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  6. Not sure what "moreish" olives would be like, but they sound interesting. Can you elucidate?

    1. Chris, "moreish" simply means you want to eat more of them!

  7. Definitely love Greek food and a dream of ours to visit Greece...this looks fabulous.

  8. Reading your post five facts prooves that blogging can teach you something new every day. Halkidiki must be a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the sunshine!

  9. What a lovely place! And some interesting facts to go with it.

  10. Maggie, it sounds like a perfect spot. I can see why you plan to return. ;-)


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