Beaches

Metamorfosi

Small beach, with pine-trees and sand, in front of the homonymous settlement. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of central Halkidiki with thin sand, idyllic creeks, dense pine-trees (that extend up to where the waves break) and amazing sunsets.

⇠ Thessaloniki 92km ⇠ Polygyros 30km

Carry on another 9km along the main road, a pleasant drive through pine-trees, and you come to Metamorfosi, another community founded by refugees from Asia Minor.
Today, it is a fully developed tourist resort, which extends to some of the most beautiful beaches of Halkidiki with smooth sand, idyllic little bays, thick pine-trees reaching to the coast and magnificent sunsets.
Sightseeing
The Monastery of Saint John the Baptist located 2km to the north.

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The traditional festival on August 6th in the church of Agios Pavlos.

Metamorfosi Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Metamorfosi Beach - Halkidiki
Nea Roda

Small sandy beach, in front of the homonymous village. There are taverns and cafeterias. 

Nea Roda

⇠ Thessaloniki 130km ⇠ Polygyros 55km
The village was built at the narrowest point of the Athos peninsula, where Xerxes had a channel dug in 480BC to allow his great fleet to pass. Nea Roda is the largest of all the refugee villages of northern Halkidiki, founded immediately after the Asia Minor catastrophe at the location known as Provlakas, by forty refugee families. It is now a resort town with a fine beach, hotels and camping sites, bars and tavernas.
Sightseeing
The channel was 12 stades in length (about 2,900m) and was wide enough to fit two triremes. It can just barely be made out today but it will be reformed soon.

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Admire the sunset while walking around
the beautiful village

Nea Roda - Halkidiki - Greece
Nea Roda - Halkidiki
Kryopigi

The beach in front of the village, also named Pigadakia, has thin sand and spotless sea. There is a refreshment stand and facilities for water sports.

⇠ Thessaloniki 91km ⇠ Polygyros 54km

Kryopigi, is built on a hillside 1.200m from the sea. According to Herodotus, ancient Neapolis was probably built here. The history books mention it, as an area that suffered during the troubles in Kassandra in 1821. It is worth leaving the car for a walk in the little streets of the village, above the main road, in order to visit the little square with its stone houses and tavernas. The town has a number of hotels, rented rooms, camping sites and children’s summer camps.
Sightseeing
Visit the “Educational Research and in Service Training Center” an offer of Dr Erhart and Sofia Ziegler. This center is a meeting point for tutors and education professionals from all over the world that meet here to discuss or participate in seminars about education.

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Explore the special paths -ideal for trekking and cycling- throughout the pine-tree forest

Kryopigi Beach- Halkidiki - Greece
Kryopigi Beach- Halkidiki
Kavourotrypes

The beach “Kavourotrypes”, with the amazing rocky shapes and the turquoise coloured sea.

A concealed lace of white small sandy beaches, turquoise waters, rocks sculptured by the waves and dense pine-trees that reach up to the shore. 

⇠ Thessaloniki 141km ⇠ Polygyros 79km

 

 Kavourotrypes Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Kavourotrypes Beach - Halkidiki
AGIOS GIANNIS

An attractive beach with rich golden sand, next to the beach of Makrigialos, where you can enjoy the peace of the scenery.

Hotels and rooms to rent right on the beach in the district of Makrigialos and Methoni will give you a friendly welcome.

The beach is situated a few metres to the North of Makrigialos.

 

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AGIOS GIANNIS - PIERIA - GREECE
AGIOS GIANNIS - PIERIA
Pefkochori

Wide, sandy and fully organised beach, in front of the homonymous village. During summertime it gathers crowds of visitors. It has all kinds of restaurants, bars and facilities for all water sports. 

⇠ Thessaloniki 104km ⇠ Polygyros 67km

Pefkochori is a quaint village, with pedestrian promenades, squares and gardens. The village gets its name from its pine forest (pefko means pine), which is an ideal place for a walk around nature. Also known as Kapsohora, Pefkochori was the site of the ancient city of Neapolis. A densely populated village with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, it has excellent hotels and rented rooms. Along the coast road and throughout the little streets the visitor can find a great variety of restaurants, bars, patisseries, supermarkets and souvenir shops.
Sightseeing
• About 4.5km from the village there is a road leading to Glarokavos, a beautiful lagoon.
• Following the road from Pefkochori to Nea Skioni, there is the male Monastery of St. John the Russian (Agios Ioannis Rossos).
• The old parish church, built in the middle of the 19th century.

Pefkochori Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Pefkochori Beach - Halkidiki
Gerakini

At the location called Scala, there is a harbor in which Gerakini’s magnesite, digged out from mines close-by, is shipped away. Around it there is a small coastal settlement. The beach is enormous and sandy, fully organised (with restaurants, bars and facilities for all kinds of water sports).

⇠ Thessaloniki 76km ⇠ Polygyros 14km

Once a small community of workers in the magnesite mines, Gerakini is now one of the main and most cosmopolitan resorts in Halkidiki. The area offers a wide choice of hotels, rented rooms, tavernas and bars. There are also many privately owned holiday homes.
Sightseeing
3km north of the village there can still be seen the old mines of granulite and magnesium of Gerakini.

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The main beach of the village is Skala and it is characterized by a long white sandy beach, surrounded by two impressive pine-covered hills.

Gerakini Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Gerakini Beach - Halkidiki
GRITSA

A beautiful beach where sand, pebbles and deep blue sea come together in harmonious accord, holder of the European Blue Flag, this is the local beach for Litochoro. It is near to the mythical Mount Olympus and the Archaeological site and museum of Dion.

It offers visitors the chance of a relaxing holiday in excellent hotels, campsites and rooms to rent, with views both of the sea and Mount Olympus.

Fish taverns with their freshly caught fish are open for your pleasure from noon till night. Small craft can moor in the harbour and boat trips are available.

Gritsa is situated 16 kilometres from Katerini with easy access from the National Motorway (Junction Gritsa) and also by train. (Station: Litochoro).

 

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GRITSA  - PIERIA - GREECE
GRITSA - PIERIA
Ammouliani island

Alykes: Beautiful sandy beach with a few trees.
Megali Ammos: A quiet beach with a beautiful landscape and a view over the rocky islets Drenia.
Agios Georgios: Splendid beach with sand and clear waters. There is a restaurant.
Karagatsia: Very quiet beach.
Kalopigado: Small lovely beach.
Nisakia: Tiny, quiet beaches on the northeast side of the island.

⇠ Thessaloniki 119km (to Tripiti port) 
⇠ Polygyros 57km (to Tripiti port)

This is the only island in Halkidiki with a permanent population since its formation. About 600 people arrived as refugees from Asia Minor after the catastrophe. Until 1925 Ammouliani was a dependency of the Vatopediou Monastery of Mt. Athos; two or three monks lived here to administer the monastery’s estates. The island has a surface area of 4.5km. There are hotels here, as well as rented rooms
and studios, camping sites, picturesque tavernas (serving fresh fish), cafes, bars, night clubs, supermarkets, etc. The island has wonderful beaches with picturesque bays. It can be reached by ferry from Tripiti and lies just two nautical miles from the coast.
Sightseeing
• The majestic church of Agios Nikolaos, built in 1865 on the island’s central square.
• The old shipyard or “Arsanas” is an important landmark of Ammouliani. It is a typical example of the distinctive architecture of Mount Athos, where the monks used to shelter their boats when the weather would not allow them to sail safely.
• The building of the old school (the oldest school in Halkidiki, dating back to 1871).

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The most beautiful beaches of the island are Alikes, Megali Ammos, Ai Giorges,
Karagatsi, Faka, Tsaska, Nisakia

Ammouliani island - Halkidiki - Greece
Ammouliani island - Halkidiki
Olympiada

Astonishing sandy beach with white, thin sand and a plane-tree forest, situated in front of the homonymous village. It has restaurants, taverns, bars and cafeterias, as well as facilities for water sports

⇠ Thessaloniki 91km ⇠ Polygyros 66km

Olympiada lies on the north-eastern coast of Halkidiki, on the road to the Athos peninsula. It was built by refugees from Asia Minor on the site of the ancient Stagira. At that time the location was known as Limbiada, because according to tradition it was here that Kassandros exiled the mother of Alexander the Great, Olympiada. The modern village, set in a natural harbour and stretching along a fine beach, is surrounded by green mountains and magical coastline, attracting large numbers of tourists the summer.
Sightseeing
• Ancient Stagira: Ancient Stagira located about 500 meters southeast of the current settlement of Olympiada, on a small, mountainous and beautiful peninsula called “Liotopi”. The city occupied the two hills of this peninsula, i.e. the coastal North and a greater South, which are separated by a low strip of land. The location of the city is known as the birthplace of Aristotle. The excavations in the region began in 1990. The most impressive piece that was brought to light is the wall, at the top of the hill that was built in the classic years.
• The privately-owned island of Kapros (or Kafkanas), opposite Olympiada at a distance of about 2 miles. Behind its port there are traces of a small settlement. One can see two water cisterns and the ruins of a structure which must have been a two-storey building, which -according to legend- was a church.
• An exhibition center with photographs, archaeological findings, and folklore items.
• Between Olympiada and the picturesque mountainous village Varvara, the 15m high Varvara’s waterfalls.

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Each year, at summertime (7 July), cultural events are organised here. The “Aristotelia” take place within the archaeological area, continuing this age-old feast.

Beach Olympiada - Halkidiki - Greece
Beach Olympiada - Halkidiki
Ormos Panagias

The beach of the homonymous settlement is sandy. There are restaurants, taverns and cafeterias.

⇠ Thessaloniki 107km ⇠ Polygyros 45km

The Byzantine church located here gave its name, Panagia, to the district. In the picturesque harbour of Ormos you will find tavernas, bars, cafes and a few rented rooms.
Sightseeing
The Byzantine Temple dedicated to Virgin Mary, which was destroyed and rebuilt many times.

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Daily cruises start here for Mt. Athos

Beach Ormos Panagias - Halkidiki - Greece
Beach Ormos Panagias - Halkidiki
Agia Paraskevi

Loutra Agias Paraskevis: Beautiful, sandy and quiet beach, 2km, away from the village of Agia Paraskevi, with the homonymous thermal baths. It has small taverns. 

⇠ Thessaloniki 110km ⇠ Polygyros 72km

Agia (Saint) Paraskevi is located in the inland of Kassandra, surrounded by a pinewood. It was named after the church of Agia Paraskevi, which is situated in the village. The Agia (Saint), as the habitants call the village, has a rich historical tradition and it was ruined three times by the Ottoman conquerors -the last one was in 1821. The visitor has the chance to wander around the peaceful alleys of the village and escape through beautiful routes that are traced in the woods.
Sightseeing
The village is best known for its healing springs, whose sulphur-rich waters are believed to help in curing various ailments. The spa is 5km outside the village. Facilities include pools, saunas, steam baths, showers, hydromassage, for individuals and groups. The spa provides treatment and rejuvenation, a relief from the stress of a fast-paced modern lifestyle. All offered within a superb environment, with medical advice and support available. Information H +30 23740 71358 & 71810 fax: +30 23740 61439

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The springs of the spas are located in small caves in the rocks along the coast. The visitor can descend by a steep cement stairway.

Loutra Agias Paraskevis Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Loutra Agias Paraskevis Beach - Halkidiki
LEPTOKARYA

Sandy beaches with fine pebbles and rich vegetation, a European Blue Flag holder, Leptokarya is situated on the edge of Olympus. Supervised and safe, it is suitable not only for families but also for every category of visitor.

It is near the settlement of Paleia Leptokarya and Ancient Livithra, site of the tombs of the mythical Orpheus and the Monastery of Kanalon (12th century).

Particularly during the summer months there is an excellent tourist infrastructure, with many hotels, guesthouses and rooms to rent in all categories.
Restaurants, fish taverns, ouzeries, snack bars and other places where you can feast yourself to your heart's content offer a wide choice of tastes for every visitor.

Many cafes, cafe-bars, refreshment bars, clubs and discos are there to take care of your pleasure and entertainment for the night. Every type of shop is available and you can purchase whatever you need in the many different shops at your disposal.

Situated 25 kilometres from Katerini, with easy access from the National Motorway E75 (Junction: Leptokarya) and the railway (Station: Leptokarya).

 

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LEPTOKARYA - PIERIA - GREECE
LEPTOKARYA - PIERIA
PARALIA - PIERIAS

Paralia is a Cosmopolitan beach stretching for many kilometres, with clean sand and shallow sea. It has been awarded the European Blue Flag for many years. Wide and sandy, it attracts a great number of tourists every summer.

From here you can gaze at the imposing sight of Mount Olympus and at Pieria, the Mountain of the Muses of Pieria.

Paralia is also a good starting point to visit all the sights of the hinterland of the county. There is a harbour where you can yachts and small craft can moor.

A vast number of modern hotels of all categories, rooms to rent, many restaurants and taverns offering Greek and International cooking, plentiful shops, sea sports, important cultural displays as well as a great variety of night clubs guarantee a holiday free of worry and care.

Situated just 8 kms from Katerini, it is easily reached from The National Motorway E75 (Junctions: Katerini or Korinos) and from the recently completed coastal road from Olympic Beach (Katerinoskala) to Nea Agathoupoli.

It is also served by the railway from Salonika to Athens (Station: Katerini).

 

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PARALIA - PIERIAS - GREECE
PARALIA - PIERIAS
NEI PORI

A wide sandy beach with a view of Mount Olympus, it has regularly been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness. Supervised and safe, it is next to an important wetland site, and is ideal for the family holiday.

It is situated next to the traditional settlement of Palei Pori where there are stone buildings dating from the 17th and 18th century, with the Byzantine Church of Agios Georgios in the Square, surrounded by forest and above the village there are two stunning churches, those of Agion Apostolon and the spring of Zoodochon.

Particularly during the summer months, there is an excellent tourist infrastructure with hotels and rooms to rent in every category next to the sea, at every price level.

Restaurants, fish taverns, ouzeries, snack bars and other establishments offer a wide range of tastes for every visitor.
Cafe-bars, refreshment bars and clubs provide for your entertainment and your enjoyment.

Situated 42 kilometres from Katerini, access is easy from the National Motorway E75 (Junction: Nei Poro) and from the railway (Station: Platamonas).

 

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NEI PORI - PIERIA - GREECE
NEI PORI - PIERIA

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