LOCATION: approx. 3 km from the centre of the town of PEFKOCHORI with shops, taverns and bars; approx. 100 km from the airport in Thessaloniki; bus stop in front of the hotel.
BEACH: Glarokavos, public, sandy, approx. 400 m from the hotel, access via asphalt road, free hotel bus to the beach, free umbrellas and sunbeds.
HOTEL: three-star, Greek category B, built in 1991, renovated in 2012, 92 rooms, main building - 2 floors, hall, 24h reception, main restaurant - buffet meals, international cuisine, vegetarian dishes, pool bar; free wireless Internet in generally accessible places; extra charges: safety deposit box in reception (approx. 5 EUR/week), credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
ROOM:studio: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds for children available), approx. 27 m², well-maintained, practically furnished, individually steered air-conditioning, bathroom (shower, wc), satellite TV, telephone, fridge, kitchen annex with basic equipment; free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony (table and chairs), view of the garden or swimming pool; family: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds available), approx. 31 m2, studio furnishing, view of the garden or swimming pool; family room at a charge.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: swimming pool, rectangular, sweet water, approx. 250 m², depth 0.9-2 m, paddling pool for children, approx. 20 m², depth 0.5 m, umbrellas and sunbeds available by the pool free of charge; gym; playground for children, evening animations for children and adults 2 times a week (July-September).
ALL INCLUSIVE: breakfast (7.00-10.00), lunch (12.30-14.30), dinner (19.00-21.30) in the main restaurant; soft drinks (7.00-23.00), local alcoholic drinks (10.30-23.00) in the pool bar; wearing all inclusive bands is required.
CONTACT: 0030/2374092000, www.portmarina.gr
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Flight duration: Poland-Thessaloniki: approx. 2 h.
Local time: GMT + 2h
Language: Modern Greek, communication in English and German also possible.
Currency: Euro (EUR).
Voltage: 220 V.
Prices in hotels and restaurants: lunch – approx. 20 EUR, beer – approx. 3 EUR, mineral water – approx. 1.5 EUR, coffee – approx. 3 EUR, wine – approx. 5 EUR.
Car rental: from approx. 50 EUR/day; petrol - approx. 2 EUR/litre.
Transport: taxi, within small cities: approx. 6-10 EUR.
Beaches: free entry; renting sunbed with umbrella: approx. 7 EUR (set: 2 sunbeds and umbrella).
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Chalkidiki Peninsula, east of Thessaloniki, has a distinctive "three-toed" shape which is formed by three narrow branches: Kassandra, Sitonia and Athos. This is the most popular holiday destination of the residents of Thessaloniki, and for several years also of many tourists from all over Europe. It is famous for its lush vegetation, many beautiful sandy beaches, pine forests and crystal clear sea Kassandra - the first toe of the peninsula, on its west coast we can find peace and quiet nooks, a view extends from here on Mount Olympus.
The east coast is a more developed tourist destination, it has to offer a little more taverns, shops and evening entertainment. Athos - the third finger of the peninsula is famous for its Theocratic Republic of Monks and beautiful monastic complexes. At the start of the finger is the charming town of Ouranoupoli - the so-called the last secular city on the Athos Peninsula. This is where tourist cruises begin their trips along the peninsula. The town has preserved its Greek charm and atmosphere, we will also find in it charming taverns and beautiful sandy beaches. We recommend Kassandra to all those who associate holidays with relaxing by the sea, sunbathing and entertainment. The wide range of possibilities of spending time causes that this region has for years been enjoying a great interest of tourists.
The diversity of Chalkidiki can be found also in the regional cuisine. Fans of seafood will taste moules served here in tomato and red pepper sauce - this is a specialty of the northern part of the peninsula. Siviri pine forests provide resin that is added to the local wine Retsina. You might want to go to the local market, where you can purchase specialties of the Greek cuisine On the west coast of the peninsula there is the town of Siviri – peaceful and secluded, you can find romantic corners, relax on the sandy beach and try Greek dishes in taverns right next to the sea Possidi is a small and peaceful town, which is famous for its nice beaches and crystal clear sea, as well as a gorgeous view of the shores of the Gulf of Thermaikos In Kriopigi - a small traditional Greek village surrounding by green hills with stone pine forests and olive tree groves, we will find a few taverns and pubs where you can enjoy delicious food. Sand and shingle beaches and blue water invites you to rest, this is an ideal place for those looking for peace and quiet. Sani is again golden beaches, luxury hotels by the shore of the Aegean Sea and surfing delight. This small former fishing village quickly turned into a paradise for tourists. Sani is a luxurious, picturesque and peaceful spot. Perfect holidays for all who wish to rest surrounded by beautiful scenery. It is close from here to the lively bars, clubs and discos. Peukochori is a small resort with many shops and taverns, where in the evenings in bars the night life thrives, and on the beach there are rentals with water equipment and diving centres.
Kassandra Tour - half-day trip; a trip to Nea Skioni and visiting the small mosque of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, situated on the shores of the sea. It is a place of religious worship in Greece due to the wonderful icon that sheds tears, when Greece is in danger. Transfer to Loutra, famous for its hot springs. Visiting the complex of pools with medicinal waters. Transfer to the beautifully located winery Akritas ev Zin: wine tasting (additionally payable: approx. 5 EUR). Free time in Hanioti. Price – approx. 32 EUR.
Thessaloniki - depart for Thessaloniki in the afternoon. The second largest port that connects Europe with the countries of the East is located here. The city was founded in 316 B.C. by King Kasandrosa and named after his wife, Thessaloniki. Sightseeing: Kastro old town, Basilica of St. Demetrius. After a short tour around the city, two hours of free time is planned. Return in the evening. Price – approx. 38 EUR.
Meteoras - day trip beginning in the early morning hours. Visiting the monasteries, which constitute an amazing picture, unparalleled anywhere in the world. On the tops of the steep and inaccessible Meteoras dozens of buildings were built, of which only about a dozen have survived to this day. Visiting two of six presently functioning monasteries. Then a drive to the workshop of icons, where you can get to know how they are created. Return in the evening. Price – approx. 55 EUR.
Cruise to Athos - day trip; depart in the morning, on the way to Ouranoupoli port a stop in the picturesque village of Arnea, famous for its production of honey and hand-woven carpets. Distinctive homes with bays, narrow streets, a church on the main square of the city – let you feel the atmosphere of Macedonia. Then a visit to the birthplace of Aristotle - Stagira. Aristotle's Park is located there, where we can see models of inventions that were created over the centuries. Travel to Ouranoupoli. Free time. A cruise along the coast of Holy Mount Athos. This is the only opportunity to explore the separate Theocratic Republic of Monks and see the monastic ensembles, especially for women (in 1060, the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Monomachos established the decree, which forbade women entry into the republic). Since then, the border of the monastic autonomy has not been crossed by any woman. At the moment there are 20 monasteries on the peninsula, of which 17 are Greek, one Serbian, one Bulgarian, and one Russian. During the heyday of Mount Athos 20,000 monks inhabited it, today there are approx. 1700, and there are as many lay helpers. Return to Ouranoupoli approx. 17.00, depart back to Kassandra. Price – approx. 47 EUR.
Toroneos - day cruise around Toroneos bay. Pleasant sea breeze, crystal clean water and beautiful beaches of Sithonia. Day full of relaxation and fun. Lunch included in the price of the trip. Price – approx. 42 EUR. Children up to 12 y.o. - 50% discount.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.