Beaches

Kallithea

Sandy beach, in front of the homonymous settlement. It has bars, restaurants and facilities for water sports. Here begins the Toroneos cross-channel swimming contest.

⇠ Thessaloniki 86km ⇠ Polygyros 48km

The village probably took its name (‘fine view’) from the beautiful view enjoyed from the main square. Kallithea was founded after 1922 by refugees from Asia Minor. However, the coast area was the site of the famous sanctuary of Ammon Zeus and the sanctuary of Dionysos. Modern Kallithea is a magnet for young people and all those who enjoy a lively nightlife. The town is full of night clubs, bars and tavernas, as well as banks and shops selling folk art, jewelry and clothes. There are plenty of hotels and rooms to rent.
Sightseeing
• The ruins of Ammon Zeus’s sanctuary, on the coast of Kallithea. Ammon Zeus, the greatest of the Olympian gods, was served by this temple which dates from the second half of the 4th century BC. The temple, 10×21 m., was of a Doric order and had 6 columns on the short sides and 11 on the long sides.
• The temple of Dionysos and Nymfes southeast of the temple of Ammon Zeus. A stone stairway has been excavated, carved into the rock, leading to a hollow in the rock. Under the stairway there is a cave with stalactites.
• The small Byzantine church of the 10th century above the cave of the Nymphs. The walls are preserved up to a height of about 1m.
• At the location of “Solinas” was discovered an early Christian basilica of exceptional interest, dating back from the 6th century. Apart from the impressive architecture, the archeologists found out that the church was built on an older building that seemed to be a place used for torturing.
• The chapel of St. Panteleimon, built in 1865.

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Watch the sunrise after a long night of fun and dancing

Kallithea Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Kallithea Beach - Halkidiki
Sarti

Enormous, sandy beach, in front of the homonymous village. It has restaurants, taverns, bars and cafeterias.

⇠ Thessaloniki 141km ⇠ Polygyros 79km

This is a town built by refugees from Afissia, an island in the Sea of Marmara, in Asia Minor. The land was part of a dependency that belonged, in the 14th century, to the Xeropotamou Monastery on Mt. Athos. The ancient city of Sarti occupied the site, and gave the modern village its name. In the summer months Sarti is a vibrant tourist town, with hotels, rented rooms, tavernas, souvlaki shops, cafes, bars, clubs, ouzo bars, folk art shops, wine shops, supermarkets, travel agencies, car hire agencies, etc.
Sightseeing
• The “parade of monuments” (sculptures and paintings) of the folklore artist Zaphiris at a local cafeteria.
• The “metochi” of the monastery of Xiropotamou, 500 m. west of the village. Its small church was built in 1867.

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

Beach Sarti - Halkidiki - Greece
Beach Sarti - Halkidiki
Athytos

There are two beaches, one in each side of the village. They are small, with crystal clear waters. You can find restaurants and bars on both of them.

⇠ Thessaloniki 83km ⇠ Polygyros 46km

Also known as Athytos, the town is built on a rock with steep slopes and is one of the most attractive places in Halkidiki. References to Athytos date back as early as the 1st century AD. Until the 14th century it appears in documents under the name Afetos. The oldest part of the town lies around Agios Dimitrios church and along three main streets, two of which end at the church. Most of the houses are of two-storey, and fall into two main types: the broad-fronted house with a rectangular ground plan, and the square structure with a square ground plan. This city was a member of the Athenian Alliance, and was responsible for the sanctuary of Zeus Ammon, of Dionysius and the Nymphs. Modern Athytos attracts many visitors, from Greece and abroad mainly because the outcrop of rock -on which the town is built- presents a variety of tavernas, cafes, shops, hotels and traditional guesthouses, all with a great view to the sea.
Sightseeing
• The traditional village with the stone-paved alleys, the fountains, the houses, and the churches.
• The church dedicated to Agios Dimitrios
(St Demeter), a basilica with dome (1858).
• The traditional, renovated houses (the Katsanis mansion, the house of the painter Paralis, the house of the musician Mandakas etc.)
• The prehistoric mound known as Koutsomylos (now the site of a wine bar), the remains of the ancient walls and the traces of an ancient quarry all indicate that ancient Aphytis was founded in the mid-8th century BC by colonists from Halkida.
• The Aletra building, home to a folklore museum.
• Works of the sculptor Pavlis.

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Have a coffee or a glass of wine while admiring the sea from the 75 m. high cliff

Athytos Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Athytos Beach - Halkidiki
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Ακτή σπάνιου φυσικού κάλλους, στους πρόποδες του Ολύμπου, συνδυάζει με αρμονικό τρόπο βότσαλα και άμμο. Παράλιο θέρετρο με κρυστάλλινα νερά και πλούσια βλάστηση, βραβεύεται επί σειρά ετών με τη Γαλάζια Σημαία της Ευρώπης. Οργανωμένη και ασφαλής ακτή προσφέρεται για οικογενειακές διακοπές αλλά και για κάθε τύπο επισκέπτη.

Ξεχωριστό μνημείο της περιοχής είναι το θρυλικό Ενετικό Κάστρο (11ο αι.) όπου το καλοκαίρι πραγματοποιούνται θεατρικές παραστάσεις, μουσικές συναυλίες και άλλες πολιτιστικές εκδηλώσεις στα πλαίσια του Φεστιβάλ Ολύμπου.
Βρίσκεται πολύ κοντά στον αναπαλαιωμένο παραδοσιακό οικισμό του Παλαιού Παντελεήμονα. Εκεί θα συναντήσετε εξαιρετικές ταβέρνες και πρότυπους ξενώνες. Λίγο πιο πάνω από τον οικισμό, στην εκκλησία του Προφήτη Ηλία, βρίσκεται η αφετηρία για το αλεξίπτωτο πλαγιάς.

Πολυσύχναστη κυρίως τους θερινούς μήνες, διαθέτει άριστη υποδομή σε Ξενοδοχεία όλων των κατηγοριών, μικρές οικονομικές πανσιόν δίπλα στη θάλασσα, ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια, αλλά και πολλά αξιόλογα Κάμπινγκ για όλες τις προτιμήσεις. Εστιατόρια, ψαροταβέρνες, ουζερί, σνακ-μπαρ και άλλα μέσα εστίασης προσφέρουν μια ποικιλία γεύσεων για κάθε επισκέπτη.

Καφέ-μπαρ, αναψυκτήρια, κλαμπ, ντίσκο φροντίζουν για την ψυχαγωγία και την αξέχαστη διαμονή σας στην περιοχή. Εκτός από τα θαλάσσια σπορ σας παρέχεται η δυνατότητα να απολαύσετε το αλεξίπτωτο πλαγιάς με αφετηρία τον Παλιό Παντελεήμονα και τερματισμό την παραλία.

Απέχει 33 χιλ. από την Κατερίνη, με εύκολη πρόσβαση από τον Εθνικό Αυτοκινητόδρομο Ε75 (κόμβος Παντελεήμονα) και τον Σιδηρόδρομο (σταθμός Πλαταμώνα).

 

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Αμμώδης οργανωμένη ακτή, βραβευμένη με τη Γαλάζια Σημαία της Ευρώπης, πολύ κοντά στην οποία εκτείνεται ο Νεολιθικός Οικισμός του Μακρυγιάλου, που χρονολογείται στην 5η χιλιετία π.Χ. και είναι ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους της Ευρώπης.

Το λοφώδες της περιοχής με πανοραμική θέα στο Θερμαϊκό κόλπο, η θάλασσα και η ηρεμία του τοπίου συνθέτουν ένα ιδανικό περιβάλλον για τον επισκέπτη.

Διαθέτει μια από τις σημαντικότερες μυδοκαλλιέργειες της Ελλάδας με τη μεγαλύτερη παραγωγή και την καλύτερη ποιότητα μυδιών. Στο Μακρύγιαλο θα βρείτε γραφικές ψαροταβέρνες που προσφέρουν παραδοσιακή μαγειρική των παραγόμενων στην περιοχή οστράκων, καθώς και τουριστική υποδομή σε ξενοδοχεία και ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια.

Απέχει 22 χιλ. από την Κατερίνη, πρωτεύουσα του Νομού και η πρόσβαση γίνεται μέσω του Εθνικού Αυτοκινητόδρομου Ε75 (Κόμβος Νέας Αγαθούπολης), της Παλιάς Εθνικής Οδού Κατερίνης - Θεσσαλονίκης (Κόμβος Μακρυγιάλου) και της παραλιακής επαρχιακής οδού Ολυμπιακής Ακτής - Νέας Αγαθούπολης.

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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
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
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
Fourka

At the location called Skala lies a beach that assembles crowds of people in the summertime. The beach is sandy. It also has restaurants, bars and water sports facilities.

⇠ Thessaloniki 95km ⇠ Polygyros 58km

A village with old stone houses and courtyards full of beautiful flowers. Two kilometers along the road to the shore is Skala Fourkas -an amazing beach with crystal waters and gold sand- full of cafes and beach bars, picturesque tavernas, fast food shops, supermarkets, hotels and rented rooms.
Sightseeing
• The traditional houses and the village’s main church (1830).
• The chapel dedicated to Panagia Mavroutsa (Virgin Mary) on the northwest with murals of the 16th century AC.
• The chapel dedicated to Panagia Meleti (Virgin Mary) southeast of the old village, amidst the pine forest. It is a masterpiece of the Byzantine church architecture.

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The cemetery church with frescoes of the 16th century and early Christian sculptures built into the walls.

Skala Fourka Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Skala Fourka Beach - Halkidiki
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
Neos Marmaras

The beach of the village, on its left side, is sandy. It has restaurants and bars.

⇠ Thessaloniki 118km ⇠ Polygyros 54km

The town was founded in 1922 by refugees from the island of Marmara in Asia Minor. Until then the land had been owned by the Grigoriou Monastery of Mt. Athos. The history and tradition of the local people are symbolized by the boat Santala, which led the fishing fleet in their original home. The Church of Agion Taxiarchon houses the icons the original refugees brought with them from Asia Minor. Today Neos Marmaras is the most cosmopolitan of all the villages and towns of Sithonia, with hotels and rented rooms, camping sites, bars, cafes, patisseries, tavernas, ouzo bars and pizza parlours, clubs, bouzouki halls, supermarkets, wine shops, travel agencies, banks, folk art shops, clothes shops, a go-cart course and a health center. Just along the coast is a community known as Paradisos, presenting a sandy beach, rented rooms and tavernas. Just two kilometers south of Neos Marmaras is the big Porto Carras hotel complex.
Sightseeing
• A replica of the boat “Santala” can be seen in the town harbour.
• The “Tripotamos metochi” next to the road west of Marmaras, a building complex belonging to the Kastamonitou Monastery, built in the 19th century.
• The “metochi” of the Monastery Gregoriou, on the eastern boundary of Neos Marmaras. The church of the Assumption was built in 1865.
• Kelyphos island, 2 nautical miles from the coast, is a steep, rocky waterless island covered with pine-trees and wild olive trees. In Roman times there was a small installation on the northeast side on the small bay, probably a military installation.
• Porto Carras Grand Resort is one of the biggest hotel complexes in Europe. In the 1960’s the shipowner John Carras bought 4.250 acres and organized a unique tourist complex with 4 hotels, a private marina, a big conference center, a thalassotherapy & spa center, horse riding facilities, golf courses, tennis courts, football, valleyball, basketball facilities and 8 kilometers of crystal, sandy beaches.

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Visit the Porto Carras winery and taste the branded local wines.

Neos Marmaras Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Neos Marmaras Beach - Halkidiki
Polychrono

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

⇠ Thessaloniki 97km ⇠ Polygyros 59km
This is an old village, known since the 18th century, which now has transformed into a popular tourist resort. Polychrono is very lively in the summer, with a long beach, lots of tavernas and bars along the coast road.
Sightseeing
Three kilometers west of the village, at 300m above sea level, you will find Mavrobara Lake, a site of considerable ecological interest. It was declared a protected natural monument in 1997 and it is the only wetland with both rare species of the Emydidae turtle. There are walking trails around the lake, with natural springs and lots of rare plant life to admire.

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The 1km of the beautiful beach is ideal for snorkeling

Polychrono Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Polychrono Beach - Halkidiki
Possidi

This is a well organised, sandy beach, located in front of the homonymous settlement. It offers a great variety of restaurants and bars as well as facilities for all kinds of water sports. 

⇠ Thessaloniki 102km ⇠ Polygyros 65km

The village probably owes its name to the god Poseidon. Nearby is the headland on the western side of the peninsula which was known in ancient times as Poseidonio; the whole area belonged to ancient Mendi. There are hotels, rented rooms, beach bars, little tavernas and ouzo bars.
Sightseeing
• The ruins of the ancient sanctuary dedicated to God Poseidon.
• The lighthouse of Possidi cape, built in 1864.
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Take some photos by the lighthouse, the only building at the edge of the Possidi cape while waiting for the dolphins to show up in the sea!

 

Possidi Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Possidi Beach - Halkidiki
Nea Plagia

This is a wide, sandy beach, located in front of the homonymous settlement. The area is full of restaurants, bars and facilities of water sports. It is connected to the beach Flogita. 

 

Nea Plagia Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Nea Plagia Beach - Halkidiki
ΠΛΑΤΑΜΩΝΑΣ

Υπέροχη ακτή με θέα τον Όλυμπο και το Θρυλικό Κάστρο του Πλαταμώνα. Συνδυάζει βότσαλα και άμμο και για τα διάφανα νερά της βραβεύεται επί σειρά ετών με τη Γαλάζια Σημαία της Ευρώπης. Χαρακτηριστική είναι η πλούσια βλάστηση που την περιβάλλει.

Πρόκειται για οργανωμένη παραλία που προσφέρεται για οικογενειακές διακοπές αλλά και για τον επισκέπτη που αναζητεί έντονη διασκέδαση. Λειτουργούν πολλά εμπορικά καταστήματα για τις αγορές σας και διαθέτει λιμάνι για να αγκυροβολήσετε τα μικρά σκάφη σας.

Ξεχωριστό ιστορικό μνημείο της περιοχής το Κάστρο του Πλαταμώνα όπου το καλοκαίρι πραγματοποιούνται θεατρικές παραστάσεις, μουσικές συναυλίες και άλλες πολιτιστικές εκδηλώσεις στα πλαίσια του Φεστιβάλ Ολύμπου.

Κατά τη διάρκεια του καλοκαιριού φιλοξενεί πλήθος επισκεπτών στα πολυάριθμα Ξενοδοχεία και ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια όλων των κατηγοριών και στα πολλά οργανωμένα Κάμπινγκ που υπάρχουν στην περιοχή.

Εστιατόρια, ψαροταβέρνες, ουζερί, σνακ-μπαρ και άλλα μέσα εστίασης προσφέρουν μια ποικιλία γεύσεων στον επισκέπτη.

Πολυάριθμα καφέ-μπαρ, αναψυκτήρια, κλαμπ, ντίσκο φροντίζουν για την ψυχαγωγία και τη νυχτερινή σας διασκέδαση.

Απέχει 40 χιλ. από την Κατερίνη, με εύκολη πρόσβαση από τον Εθνικό Αυτοκινητόδρομο Ε75 (κόμβος Πλαταμώνα) και τον Σιδηρόδρομο (Σταθμός Πλαταμώνα).

 

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