Halkidiki, the three-fingered peninsula juts out into the Aegean Sea from the north of the Greek mainland.This resort offers beautiful green scenery and is a much slower paced island than some of the other Greek holiday destinations. The ancient city of Stageira in Halkidiki was the birthplace of the great philosopher Aristotle. Kassandra, the most western peninsula is the most popular out of the three as it is much more built up and lively than the other two. The neighbouring peninsula is called Sithonia, people come here to enjoy the scenery, there are many charming fishing villages and forests scattered over this peninsula. Mount Athos is the eastern peninsula, to get a look at this peninsula go on a boat ride along its coast.