Halkidiki (Chalkidiki) was once the prime destination for Europeans but due to the problems of driving through the former Yugoslavia, the area’s popularity started to decline. However, because Fourka is located really close to Thessaloniki, it’s quite easy to fly to Thessaloniki and then take a bus to Fourka.
Fourka is located at 105 km/ 65 miles from Thessaloniki, in the western part of Halkidiki.
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When to Visit
Fourka, as well all villages in Halkidiki area, tend to get very crowded in July and August. If you really want to spend your vacation during the high season, make sure to book well in advance.
The area is very beautiful during the spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom. It’s probably a very good idea to visit Fourka in spring, hence avoiding the crowds during high season.
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What to Visit
Fourka doesn’t lack historical sites. The Roman temple of Agiou Athanasiou and the Byzantine Temple of Agios Ioannis are worth visiting. Other churches and old buildings are restored, showing the magnificent old structure and ancient life.
Spend some time in the local market, which offers merchandise for any traveler and satisfies any taste. Mix it up with some shopping in town and a relaxing lunch at one of the numerous cafés or tavernas.
The nightlife is vibrant: café-bars are opened all night long. Sample the Greek cuisine and music, while enjoying a night out in the cool marine breeze. There is also a nightclub, open all night, where the Greek entertainment is at its best.
If you plan to enjoy the sun, you should know that the beaches are very clean and the water crystal blue.
Fourka is also a great start point for a day trip to Thessaloniki or Meteora.