How to get to Porto Valitsa, the Kassandra Peninsula, Halkidiki?
Porto Valitsa is a complex ideal for a pleasant holiday. Located on the east coast of the Kassandra Peninsula, Halkidiki, it features a gorgeous environment. Porto Valitsa is near main resorts and beaches of the peninsula, yet tucked into a tranquil and lush setting. And with sea views, not to forget. Getting to Porto Valitsa is most convenient by car, owned or rented. If you like to learn more, please read on.
Arriving to Porto Valitsa via Thessaloniki
If you travel by car, arriving to Kassandra and Porto Valitsa via Evzoni and Thessaloniki is the most likely route. Evzoni is the border pass north of Thessaloniki on the E75 motorway. Once you enter Greece, drive southward until you reach the Ring Road. This road allows you to avoid the second largest Greek city and its notorious traffic. Once you get around the city, follow the road toward Nea Moudania.
After Nea Moudania, follow the signposts to Kassandra. In Nea Potidaea, you can continue driving along the main road or turn to the east toward Afitos. The main road leads to Kallithea little faster, yet the alternative route is more picturesque and beautiful. Once you arrive in Kallithea, follow the road leading to Chaniotis and Pefkohori.
After you leave Pefkohori behind, you’ll arrive to Paliouri/Chrouso/Xenia Beach soon. Note that the beach is before the Paliouri village. So, if you arrive to the village, turn around and return to the beach. From Chrouso Beach, a dirt road leads you through woods to Porto Valitsa within minutes.
Combining airplane and car to get to Porto Valitsa
“Makedonia” International Airport of Thessaloniki, is the nearest airport to Halkidiki and Kassandra. You can fly to Thessaloniki directly from Paris, Moscow, Istanbul and Athens among other destinations. Once you land, there are Avis, Sixt and Hertz car rental agencies available for you to rent a car.
From the airport, head to Nea Moudania by passing by Nea Kallikratia, Sozopoli and Flogita along the way. For the rest of the way, please refer to the previous section of the article.