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Location: Halkidiki (Greece)
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Halkidiki, the 'Secret Paradise of Greece', is just 60 minutes from the international airport of Thessaloniki. Halkidiki is a resort area serviced by most international tour operators.

In recent years the Greek government has opened up parts of the coastline for diving. The colours of the Mediterranean are the most obvious demonstration of the wealth and the variety of the marine life forms that live in and colonise it.

The dive sites of the area offer almost virgin diving with sponge wall coverings, many varieties of Nudibranch, Moray Eels, Sea Stars, Octopus, Lobsters and much more in the clearest waters you can imagine. What is more, you are unlikely to encounter another group of divers underwater.

Shipwrecks are a great attraction. The 'Mytilini' a 36m long wine carrier sank in 1961, lies 22m down, in cruising position, on the sandy bottom.

The diving season runs from the beginning of April until the end of October.

As well as diving there are incredible landscapes to see and food to enjoy. Halkidiki was recently awarded more EEC Blue Flags for the cleanliness of its seas and beaches than any other location in the world.

Come and discover the 'Secret Paradise of Greece'.

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Scorpian fish
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Halkidiki was:
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Non diving activities: Lots to see and do!
Language: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish
Money: Euros
Stability: No travelling problems expected
More Information: Country Bio from Lonely Planet


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