It was July 2000 when I went to Chalkidiki for the first time in my life. I can’t describe how I felt seeing the amazing landscapes. It was remarkable for its extensive beaches, pine forests and small villages.

The entire Kassandra peninsula has several major hotels surrounded by woods and close to the beaches. The beaches, the lifestyle, the restaurants, the cafes and friendly people gave me the impression that Chalkidiki is the best and most beautiful place for someone to live. I thought to myself at the time that one day I would like to buy something here to come every year and enjoy everything Chalkidiki offers.

The dream of buying a property there kept me warm for many Melbourne winters. These days I consider myself very, very lucky as I was able to go back in 2008 and make my dream a reality. We bought an apartment in Pefkohori 200 metres from the beach, 50 metres from the restaurants and cafes. The fresh air, the fragrances of the pine forest, the narrow streets of the old village with the neo-classical buildings, the rose-bushes and the lemon trees are some of the unique picturesque offerings of Pefkohori to whoever chooses to visit it. Pefkohori wins hands down for us.

Today my children aged 24 and 21, my parents, me and my husband are enjoying the comfort of own home in Greece. We found that Pefkohori catered for all our needs. It was the best decision we ever made. Both my husband and I are not from Chalkidiki but I recommend to all travelling to Greece that Chalkidiki is a must for everyone.