Chalkidiki Among Europe’s 10 Most Affordable Family Holiday Destinations



Travel editor Isabel Choat of British newspaper The Guardian presents the 10 most affordable holiday destinations in Europe for the summer of 2015, with “Areti Camping & Bungalows” in Chalkidiki, Greece, ranking second in her list.

1. Fattoria Santa Vittoria Farmhouse and Winery, Italy

Fattoria Santa VittoriaIn the rolling hills of the unspoiled Val di Chiana, between the blissful cities of Sienna, Arezzo and Cortona, you can find a new earthly paradise. The 18th-century “Fattoria Santa Vittoria Farmhouse and Winery” in Tuscany, Italy, offers a unique vacation experience with its five different apartments that are beautifully decorated with ancient family furniture by Marta, her mother Mary and her aunt Alessia.

 2. Areti Camping & Bungalows, Greece

Areti Camping & BangalowsSituated in Sithonia peninsula in Chalkidiki, Greece, among olive groves, eucalyptus and pine trees, “Areti Camping & Bungalows” is the absolute destination to rediscover the abundant beauty of nature. Enjoy sunbathing on the two pristine private beaches, dive into the crystal clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea or just surrender to enchanting sunsets you’ve never experienced before.

3. Eco Dome Camping Otro Mundo, Spain

Otro Mundo“Eco Dome Camping Otro Mundo” is located on the green slopes of the beautiful Sierra del Seguna in southern Castilla la Marcha in Spain. Pristine nature and tranquility coexist in harmony with people. Otro Mundo hosts two cute “retro chic” domes that share a kitchen. Outside, you can enjoy walking and cycling or just a rejuvenating dive in a spring-fed natural pool.

4. Layénie Under The Stars, France

Layénie Under The Stars, FranceIn the hand-built by Fred “Layénie Under The Stars” you can enjoy marvelous views over the lake, right from your comfy canopy bed. For the most energetic types, though, there are plenty of other options such as cycle routes and walks, and an open air swimming pool two miles away in Bajamont. You can also explore the surroundings, as well as the nearby historic town of Agen.

5. Kinderbauernhof Albeineler, Austria

AustriaThe “Kinderbauernhof Albeineler” in the Pitztal, Austria, is a traditional farmhouse with three apartments ideal for children and adults. Kids can meet lots of animals in the petting zoo, ride ponies and collect eggs while adults will be pampering themselves in the wellness area and enjoy the mountain view.

6. Petites Maisons Dans La Prairie, France

La Petite Maison dans la Prairie“Petites Maisons Dans La Prairie”, situated on a farm in the Côtes d’Armor in Brittany, France, overlooking fields of corn, prairies and a little orchard, are the ideal starting point for visiting popular tourist attractions, such as Saint Malo, Dinan, Dinard, Ile de Bréhat, Paimpol, the pink Granit coast and the Mont Saint Michel.

7. Tipi Algarve, Portugal

Tipi Algarve, PortugalCamping lovers will have the opportunity to experience a truly unique holiday at Monte Joao Afonso in the Algarve, Portugal. “Tipi Algarve” is an eco-friendly camp that offers safari tents, a cottage with a small pool, organic vegetable garden and a shaded yoga platform.

8. WeDubYou (France, Spain, New Zealand, California)

WeDubYouIf you are dreaming of a slow family road trip in France, Spain, New Zealand and California, WeDubYou is what you are looking for. You can now choose to travel by a 70’s VW classic camper van in which you can use iPhone/iPod/iPads all preloaded with films, music and local guides.

The Three Towers, Ireland

The Three Towers, IrelandThe “Three Towers” is a unique tourism and recreation center for rejuvenation and relaxation in the Slieve Aughty Mountains near Loughrea in County Galway, Ireland. The center hosts an organic garden, a horse riding facility, small conference facilities, workshops space and a nine bedroom guest house and restaurant called “The Three Towers Eco House & Organic Kitchen.”

10. Garden Village, Slovenia

Garden Village, SloveniaAt the “Garden Village” in Slovenia, visitors will be mesmerized by the staff’s hospitality, as well as the total concept of the six tree houses that are connected by a system of wooden and suspension bridges. In the interior of the enchanted tree houses you will find a small kitchenette, minibar, small bathroom, TV/internet, sitting area, balcony and two sleeping rooms on two levels.