Local Gastronomy

The rich soil and mild climate of Halkidiki have made it famous for its olives and olive oil, its fine breads and cheeses, as well as traditional sweets and pastries made with delicious local fruit. The region is also famed for its bees and honey, and is an important stopping point on many ‘wine trails’. A place to enjoy all the healthy properties of the Mediterranean diet, to savor dishes prepared from the purest of ingredients.

When you find yourself in an enchanting landscape, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, the air rich with the scent of wild herbs, with rich farming land, bees producing sweet honey renowned the world over – wherever you eat you will be enjoying a gastronomic adventure, an unforgettable experience for the palate. 

On the one hand there are the delights of Mediterranean cuisine, the superb olive oil, the cheeses, herbs and honey, the wine from local vineyards and the powerful tsipouro. And on the other, the fresh fish, cooked and eaten at the water’s edge, and the local meat products, mouth-watering when simply cooked on a charcoal grill. 

Alongside restaurants and tavernas praised by top food critics, there are also festivals of haute cuisine offering gourmet experiences prepared by eminent chefs from all over the world. We should never forget that fine cuisine is an important part of human civilization!

Local products

OLIVES – OLIVE OIL  Halkidiki due to its climate produces virgin olive oil and olives, well known for their flavor and quality. Producing regions: Mt


Visit the traditional wineries and taste the unique flavors of wine selections. This is trully a unique experience.. Agios Pavlos – Evangelos Tsantalis Central Halkidiki,

Street markets

Monday: Ormylia, Nea Triglia Tuesday: Kassandria, Nea Kallikratia, Ierissos Wednesday: Nea Moudania, Arnea, Megali Panagia, Galatista Thursday: Neos Marmaras, Agios Nikolaos, Lakkoma Friday: Nikiti, Simantra