If you're looking for a holiday destination that's a bit off the beaten track, then Halkidiki in Greece is the perfect choice. This three-fingered peninsula juts out into the Aegean Sea from the north of the Greek mainland and offers visitors a go-slow atmosphere and some of the best scenery in the country. The westernmost peninsula, Kassandra, is the most popular and is home to the town of Hanioti, with its village square and evening markets, and the purpose-built resort of Sani with its Blue Flag beach and yacht-filled marina. The middle peninsula, Sithonia, is wilder and more rugged, with tiny fishing villages and sprawling pine forests, and secluded coves and virgin bays along the coast. Finally, the easternmost peninsula, Mount Athos, is a monastic republic that's off limits to visitors, but you can get a good look at it with a boat trip around its shores. So if you're looking for a unique holiday experience, why not try Halkidiki?