Beaches in Halkidiki
Shaped like Poseidon’s trident and sticking out into the Aegean Sea, Halkidiki is a treat for visitors. Lush green forests that reach right down to the beach; golden sunlight reflected in the turquoise waters; a traditional style with a rich gastronomic and cultural heritage. Endless coves, unique architectural sites, perfectly preserved Christian monument and a host of unexplored treasures all add their own rich touch to the unique canvas that is Halkidiki.
The coast around Halkidiki is close to 500 kilometres in length. It is home to countless superb beaches, almost all of them blue flag winners. The area also has other hidden gems for you to discover.
Anyone who wants to truly feel the vastness of the Aegean and O.D. on adrenaline at the same time needs to devote a little time to some serious sea sports! Windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, water skiing and many other sea sports activities are all on offer for you here – and the facilities in Kassándra and Sithonia are excellent. Every July a major swimming event takes place here at Toronéos, one of the world’s largest events at 26 km. The competition attracts swimmers from all over the world.
According to mythology, Kassándra, the first peninsula of Halkidiki, was the site of the mythical Clash of the Titans. Today, Kassándrais one of Greece’s most modern tourist resorts. You can find some of the largest hotel complexes in the country here, with amenities of the highest quality, such as golf courses, marinas and spas. You can also enjoy gourmet meals prepared by renowned chefs.
If you like things a bit more organised on the beach, Kassandra is the place for you! It’s also home to some of Greece’s best known beach bars. Keep a note of these places: Floyitá, Áthytos, Kallithéa, Hanióti, Kryopiyi, Polýhrono, Pefkohóri, Palioúri, Posídi, Síviri, Sáni, Potidea!All of them have beaches to die for with the trendiest beach bars. If you need a bit of peace and quiet after a dancing session, hop in a car and discover some of the area’s untouched beaches. There’s no better way to recharge your batteries ready for the next party!
Those who are into hectic nightlife scenes might like to know that the Kallithéa area is home to some of the biggest best bars in Greece, while just about anywhere in Halkidiki you’ll find some nice quiet little bar which is just perfect to kick off your evening in.
The second leg of Halkidiki, Sithonía, is home to the ancient city of Olynthus with its unique mosaics. It also has beaches that will take your breath away! The vegetation on Sithoníais dense. The forests – pine chiefly – reach down to the beaches –a real treat for the senses.
There is a good balance of facilities for tourists in Sithonía. There are plenty of campsites but, in addition, visitors will also find superb major hotel complexes. Most beaches offer facilities such as umbrellas but there are plenty of others hidden away which have escaped any residential development.
Wander from beach to beach, beating your own well-worn path. You’ll find creek after creek with turquoise water, white sand and stunning underwater landscapes.
Akti Kaloyriás, Spathiés, Eliá, Lagomándra, Marmarás, Toróni, Tristiníka, Porto Koufó, Kalamítsi, Platanítsi, Kavourótrypes, Armenistís, Aktí Zográfou, Órmos Panayiás and Vourvouroú just some of the unique beaches you will find in Sithonia.
Take a look at some of the beaches further east in Halkidiki too in the Ouranoúpoli area at the start of the third “leg” and don’t forget the outstanding beaches at Néa Róda and Ierissós.
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|East coast beaches
|The rest beaches in Halkidiki|
For your stay in Halkidiki, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Sarti, Vourvourou, as well as in many other areas of Halkidiki, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
You can access Halkidiki by car through the road network.
The best way to explore the area is to have your own car and is worth to visit places that are not accesible by the local public transport and tours.
Moving around within Halkidiki is made possible by using the bus from Halkidiki, with regular routes between areas.
The airline connection of Halkidiki is via the "Macedonia" airport.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.