Given the area was once a volcanic region, there are some fantastic underwater adventures to be had within the three peninsulas, including steep drop offs and overhangs. Rich underwater flora vary depending on the dive site and season whilst the abundance of marine life make for a colourful spectacular.
Octopus, groupers, jacks, wrasse and mullets are sited all year with tuna making an appearance in these Mediterranean waters between May-September. Most of the dives in Halkidiki are shore dives and suit all certification levels. A popular spot amongst divers is Bahia Beach were you will find a stunning reef with sea anemones, lobsters, moray eels and many more.
Halkidiki is a region in northern Greece known for its sandy beaches and sheltered bays. Halkidiki welcomes a hot, dry climate in the summer with sea temperatures ranging from 22-26°C, to a cooler 15-18°C in the winter. These temperature mean scuba diving in Halkidi can be enjoyed year round.
A 3/5mm wetsuit is recommended in the summer and 5/7mm wetsuit in the winter months.
The closest airport to Halkidiki is the International Airport of Thessaloniki. Located about 15 km from the center of Thessaloniki, in the region of Thermi, this airport receives daily flights from Athens and also regular flights from various Greek islands and from abroad.
Divers coming to Halkidiki by train from other parts of Greece or abroad should arrive at the Train Station of Thessaloniki. Once arrived they should take a taxi or the bus to reach to the Coach Station of Halkidiki (KTEL), in Thessaloniki, and then take the coach to reach Halkidiki.