The best way to experience Halkidiki is to blend in and explore the traditions, the culture and the history of the area. In other words, live like a local! Porto Carras introduces Halkidiki to its visitors through organized trips and tours in various locations in Halkidiki and Thessaloniki. Moreover, here, you can find a list of all the well-known traditional and contemporary fairs and events, to help you plan your trip.



Get to know the centuries-old cultural heritage of Halkidiki and Central Macedonia, participating in tours and daily excursions of Porto Carras Grand Resort. From the miracles of natures to the numerous spots of cultural and historical interest, our program has it all!

Day trips and tours take place daily from the resort to:

-Domaine Porto Carras
-The coves of Porto Carras
-Parthenonas Village
-Olynthos (half day tour)
-Thessaloniki (full day tour)
-Petralona Cave
-Arnea, Aristotle’s Park & Stagira (full day tour)
-Mount Athos (cruise)
-Pella & Vergina (full day tour)

And many more!


Take a look at the most popular events of Halkidiki and Porto Carras that take place all year long :

– The fair of Saint Theodore in Agios Nikolaos in February.
– The carnival in Polygyros and in Simantra in February or March.
– Porto Carras Aquathlon in September and Porto Carras Golf Pro-Am in May.
– Gastronomy at Porto Carras every Saturday from June to September.
– The Saint Triada fair in Sykia on June 22nd.
– The first Tuesday after Easter in Ierissos (in memory of the people massacred in 1821).
– The olive festival in Olynthos in July.
– The sardine festival in Nea Moudania in July.

– The swimming crossing of Toroneos Gulf in Nikiti in July.
– The fair of Saint Panteleimonas in Parthenonas, end of July.
– The Fair of Saint Elias in Vavdos on July 20th.
– Porto Carras Festival in August.
– The fair in Megali Panagia on August 15th.
– The Beheading of St John the Baptist in Neos Marmaras, end of August.
– Trade fair of Saint Mamas, the origins of which can be traced back to the Byzantine era in early September.
– The fair of Panagia Koryfini in Nea Moudania on September 8th.