Centrally located in Pefkohori of Chalkidiki, the family-run Kripis Studio offers self-catering units with free WiFi and a balcony. It lies within 70 metres from the beach and a short walk from a bakery, restaurants and mini markets.
The Studio Kripis located in the most central point of Pefkohori, down the main street next to the chapel of St. George.
Only 50 meters from the beach of the village, you have your Patisserie, supermarket, bakery, restaurants and all kinds of fun for all ages.
There are 4 diferent apartmentsnad they are spacious and can accommodate families and groups of 4.5 people.
They have organized kitchens with refrigerator and stove.
Also big balcony, air-conditioning, TV and free internet.
About Pefkohori :
Pefkohori is a small village, located on the south east side of the Kassandra peninsula, between the villages Hanioti and Paliouri. Distance to Thessaloniki airport is approximately 100 km and transfer time from the airport to Pefkohori is 1.5 - 2 hours. Pefkohori is a typical and popular village to stay and it has a remarkable long paralia (boulevard) and beach. Explore the surroundings of Pefkohori and you will find other beautiful beaches that are certainly worth a visit. In Pefkohori you can walk around with a brilliant view over Kassandra's Gulf on one side and Greek taverns and shops on the other side. Pefkohori beach - a fabulous beach of golden sand and amazingly blue waters, Pefkohori is located at the south-east end of the Kassandra Peninsula. This is a nice beach resort, although at high season it gets very busy. The waters are so calm and clear, making it a popular swimming spot for families with children. The waterfront promenade of Pefkohori is lined with taverns with charming terraces. Besides sunbathing and swimming, Pefkohori beach offers many snorkeling sites
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You must not miss in your visit in Kripis Studio Pefkohori
• Pizza Capri (on the main road) one pizza is enough for 3
• Bakery Lemonis - (on the main road)
• Mon Amour patisserie
• Eat souvlaki and giros
• go to the old village, for walk or for a beer.
• Go to the famous beach bars
• Swim at Glarocavos and explore the ghost port
• Swim at Chroussou beach, the best of the area
Considered as the best beach of the area you should definitely go for a swim there. It is a little bit organised as there are sun beds and a small canteen for refreshments but don't expect anything more than that. As I told you, sun beds and umbrellas are completely free, so first come - first served. Usually is very crowded but when I went there (beginning of May) it was like an isolated paradise
• Visit Paliouri Beach
• go to Hanioti village
• go to Paliouri village
• go to Agia Paraskevi village
• Mount Athos
Mount Athos in Halkidiki, Greece: Mount Athos (Hagion Oros), or Holy Mountain, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a self-governed part of the Greek State, administrated by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Mount Athos consists of 20 Orthodox monasteries and is also known as the Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain. It stands on the eastern peninsula of Halkidiki. The origins of its name vary. One source says that while the Gods and the Giants were fighting, the Giant Athos threw a massive rock at the god Poseidon which fell into the sea and became Mount Athos. Another legend has it that while on her way to Cyprus, the Virgin Mary's ship was blown off course and docked there. She was so amazed by the beauty of the place that she blessed it. Thereafter, Mount Athos is called the Garden of Virgin Mary. The first monks to inhabit the place arrived at Mount Athos in 5 AD and found this area perfect for worshiping God without the counterplots of everyday life. The governing body of the Holy Mountain is the Holy Community (Iera Kinotita), which constitutes of representatives from the 20 Holy Monasteries. 17 out of the 20 monasteries are Greek and the other 3 are Serbian, Bulgarian and Russian. Apart from the monasteries, there are 12 smaller communities of monks and many solitary hermitages. Life in Mount Athos is simple and monastic. The monks believe that the way of man to find God is through solitude, prayer, exercise, obedience to the Spiritual Father, service and fasting. Women are not allowed to enter Mount Athos, only men. Both monks and visitors leave a simple life, without any modern facility. They eat small quantity of food, every day, mainly bread and olives, because they want to exercise their body in deprivation. They stay in the monastery cells or in caves, pray to God and do agricultural works. The monasteries are rich storehouses of medieval history. You can see paintings from 13 AD, music manuscripts from the Byzantine era, marble sculptures of columns, turrets, chalices, icon screens and exquisite miniatures in gold and silver dating back to the 12th century. Approximately one quarter of all the Greek works in the world are collected there in the form of books and handwritten manuscripts that number some 15,000. Mount Athos is approached by ferry from Ouranoupolis or Ierissos. Most visitors can take a public bus from Dafni to Karyes, the capital of Mount Athos. Visitors must obtain their diamonitirion, a pass entrance, from the Hagion Oros office in Thessaloniki. Apart from their passport, foreign visitors must possess a letter of recommendation from their embassy in Athens or consulate in Thessaloniki. Another required document for them is the entry permit from the Administration Division of Church Affairs at the Greek Foreign Ministry in Athens or Administration of Foreign Affairs at Ministry of Northern Greece in Thessaloniki. Source: (URL HIDDEN)
• Spend a morning at the SPA in Loutra (URL HIDDEN)
Loutra is a village located just 15 minutes far from Pefkohori and you can easily get there by car or by taxi (one way drive costs 15 EUR). The area is famous for its thermal waters that have healing capacities.
The thermal spa of Loutra were first discovered by a farmer looking for sulfur to "feed" his vineyards. After the end of World War II, residents blew the rocks with dynamite and hydrosulfide water came out creating the Hot Springs.
The spa building we visit today was built in 2000 and has two swimming pools (indoor&outdoor), a sauna, a hamam and offers massages for healing and rejuvenation. Thermal water is famous for its therapeutical powers against many diseases in bones, joints, muscles and skin diseases.
The water temperature reaches up to 39 degrees and is really wonderful to swim inside. The cost is 5 EUR for a 30-minute swim in the pool. The smell is not really nice, yes it is like spoilt eggs but in 5 minutes you get used to it and you will be so relaxed that who cares about the smell?
• Cave of Petralon(URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN)
Location: Petralona Petralona Cave in Halkidiki: Petralona cave is located near Nea Moudania, at 300 metres above sea-level on the west foot of Mount Katsika in Halkidiki, Macedonia. It is world famous for the stalactite and stalagmite decoration as well as for a fossilized skull and bones of the Archanthrope of Petralona. The cave was discovered in 1959 by a local of Petralona village called Filippos Hatzaridis. Six years later, in 1960, the anthropologist and founder of the Anthropological Association of Greece, Aris Poulianos, started systematic excavations on the site. These excavations have brought to light many Paleolithic tools, bones and fossilized animals that have been extinct thousands of years ago. The famous archanthrope of Petralona was discovered in 1960 by another local, Chistos Sarrigiannidis, and is dating from 700,000 years ago. Findings as well as replicas and reconstructions from this exceptionally beautiful cave are exhibited at the Anthropological Museum of Petralona. The cave is open to visitors every day from 9 a.m. until one hour before sunset. Cameras and cell-phones are not allowed as this cave is still being studied and flashed may cause serious damage to the stalactite and stalagmite decoration.
• When you get back, make a stop to Afitos village.
The small seaside village of Afytos is located 46 km south of Poligiros, the capital of Halkidiki, on the northern side of the Kassandra peninsula. It is known as a traditional village with great vibes and beautiful paved alleys. You should definitely visit the ruins of the Ancient Afytos in the wider region as well as a folklore museum. Also there are many remarkable churches around the village and the amazing springs of Moudounou and Vrysitsa. Afytos village was a flourishing city-state in the ancient times and had even minted its own coin, with the depiction of Ammonas Zeus on the one side, whose 4th century temple still lays in the area, and a taurus on the other. Furthermore, Afytos village contributed a lot to the Greek War of Independence, counting many war victims among its residents. The special architectural feature of Afytos is that its houses are stone-built and have an inscription on it, which usually indicates the date of their construction and teh name of their owner. Among the buildings of the village, there stands the church of Agios Dimitrios, constructed in 1859 in the central square and having a wooden roof with a dome. The tranquility of Afytos and the nearby beautiful beach make it popular in summer. That is why this small village of Kassandra peninsula is so well-developed in terms of tourism. Its facilities include a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let, as well as a good number of restaurants, taverns and cafes, most of which provide great views to the Toronaios Gulf. The beach of Afytos is long and sandy and its waters are crystal clear, surrounded by verdant hills.
• Visit Thessaloniki!
The best city of Greece! Being only a 1,5-hour drive from Pefkohori you can easily get there. In case you do not have a car, everyday buses are going to Thessaloniki (various times, check the schedule first) and the journey lasts about 2,5 hours and one way ticket costs 13 EUR.
If you want more, ask me.