Beaches

Agios Nikolaos

⇠ Thessaloniki 107km ⇠ Polygyros 45km

This is one of the oldest villages in Halkidiki, traditionally thought to have been created by a union of people from smaller communities. South-west of the village, at Vetrinos, there are traces of a prehistoric settlement. In the 14th century the area of Pyrgos was also inhabited, to the north-east; in classical times it evolved into the city known as Singos. Here too was the Monastery of Agios Chrysokamaros, a dependency of the Xenophontos Monastery of Mt. Athos. Documents from the 14th century also refer to a community known as Fourneia, the remains of which can still be seen in the area known as Paleofournos.
Sightseeing
• The tower on the coast of the little peninsula. Here was situated the prehistoric settlement Siggos and later on the monastery dedicated to Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicolas).
• The hill Vetrino, with prehistoric and ancient acropolis.
• The Chapel dedicated to Agios Georgios (St. George).

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Enjoy a romantic walk to the picturesque paved alleys and admire the traditional houses of the 19th century that constitute samples of folk architecture.

Beach Agios Nikolaos - Halkidiki - Greece
Beach Agios Nikolaos - 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
Psakoudia

Α Sandy beach, with small fishing settlement, surrounded by pine-trees. It has restaurants, bars and facilities for water sports.

⇠ Thessaloniki 81km ⇠ Polygyros 19km

A seaside resort with hotels offering amazing sea view, rented rooms, tavernas, bars, mini-markets and shops.
Sightseeing
The village’s four kilometre long beach. The pine forest and the olive trees reach all the way down to the beach.

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Taste the olives and the honey made from the local producers.

Psakoudia Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Psakoudia Beach - Halkidiki
Sani

In the coast of Sani there are plenty smaller beaches (at both sides of the Tower of Stavronikita Monastery Property). All of them are sandy and provide all comforts to the bathers (restaurants, bar and all kinds of water sports). In the region, there once was the ancient town Sani of Pallini, built by migrants from Eretria. Up to the Roman years, it was one of the most developed cities of Halkidiki. 

⇠ Thessaloniki 85km - ⇠ Polygyros 48km

This was site of the ancient Sani, a member of the Athenian Alliance until the 1st century A.D. Modern Sani is a luxury resort with hotels along the seafront and private villas set back among the pine-trees. One of the most impressive features is the Byzantine tower on the headland, once belonging to the Stavronikita Monastery on Mt. Athos, now the venue for the summer arts festival. Archaeologists believe the headland was the site of the acropolis of the ancient city.
Sightseeing
• The Byzantine tower of Stavronikitas (8 meters high), isolated in a prehistoric settlement, guards the village.
• The Sani wetlands is a large expanse of land, 110 hectares –located next to the Sani Resort- home to over 200 species of birds, many of them rare and endangered.
• The Sani Marina, with the luxurious setting and the spectacular Piazza.
• Helona (turtle) Beach, where tiny turtles share the waters with the swimming holidaymakers.

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• Hiking or biking among the unique natural treasures
• Attending Sani Festival’s concerts and performances during July-August

Sani Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Sani Beach - Halkidiki
ΜΕΘΩΝΗ - ΝΕΑ ΑΓΑΘΟΥΠΟΛΗ

Στο φυσικό όρμο της Μεθώνης και της Νέας Αγαθούπολης θα συναντήσετε την ομώνυμη όμορφη, αμμώδη ακτή, βραβευμένη με τη Γαλάζια Σημαία της Ευρώπης. Η περιοχή με τη φυσική ομορφιά και τη γραφικότητα της σας υπόσχεται ήρεμες διακοπές, χαλάρωση και ξεγνοιασιά.

Βρίσκεται δίπλα στο Δέλτα του Αλιάκμονα που αποτελεί έναν από τους σημαντικότερους Υδροβιότοπους της Ευρώπης. Στη Νέα Αγαθούπολη βρίσκεται το θεματικό περίπτερο του υδροβιότοπου, από το οποίο οργανώνονται επισκέψεις στο έλος της Αγαθούπολης, στο υπόλοιπο τμήμα του Δέλτα, αλλά και στην Αλυκή Κίτρους.

Για τη διαμονή σας μπορείτε να επιλέξετε ανάμεσα σε Ξενοδοχεία, Ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια και ένα οργανωμένο Camping που θα σας φιλοξενήσουν και θα σας προσφέρουν αξέχαστες διακοπές.
Γραφικές ψαροταβέρνες θα σας ενθουσιάσουν με τις άπειρες γευστικές απολαύσεις. Τσιπούρες, λαβράκια, χταπόδια και όστρακα σε μια πανδαισία γεύσεων και απολαύσεων σας περιμένουν να τα γευτείτε.

Απέχει 26 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 Μεθώνης) και της παραλιακής επαρχιακής οδού Ολυμπιακής Ακτής - Νέας Αγαθούπολης.

ΜΕΘΩΝΗ - ΝΕΑ ΑΓΑΘΟΥΠΟΛΗ - ΠΙΕΡΙΑ - ΕΛΛΑΔΑ
ΜΕΘΩΝΗ - ΝΕΑ ΑΓΑΘΟΥΠΟΛΗ - ΠΙΕΡΙΑ
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
ΜΑΚΡΥΓΙΑΛΟΣ

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.

ΜΑΚΡΥΓΙΑΛΟΣ - ΠΙΕΡΙΑ - ΕΛΛΑΔΑ
ΜΑΚΡΥΓΙΑΛΟΣ - ΠΙΕΡΙΑ
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
Stratoni

Vina: Beautiful sandy beach, next to the peninsula Liotopi, after Stratoni. 

⇠ Thessaloniki 111km ⇠ Polygyros 63km

Stratoni, a coastal village built in the gulf
of Ierissos, numbers today approximately 1000 residents. In this region, ruins of the Roman Period have been found. The foundation of Stratoni as a constituted settlement dates back to the mid 19th century but has always had an unbreakable tie with the mining activity.
In 1932 the village was extensively damaged by an earthquake. In the following years, the village was almost entirely rebuilt from the start.
Sightseeing
An ancient war memorial, which was found in the region (1st century b.c.) presenting impressive statues, tomb, vessels, e.t.c, indicates the position were the city Stratonikia flourished. From this, two statues clearly stand out, a man’s and a woman’s (the woman has been named “Lady of Stratoni”), which can be admired in the Museum of Polygyros.

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The cultural events that the residence of Stratoniki organize, such as: Carnival festival, St Varvara’s feast which lasts 5 days (in beginning of December)

Beach Stratoni - Halkidiki - Greece
Beach Stratoni - 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
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
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
ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΠΙΕΡΙΑΣ

Κοσμοπολίτικη ακτή, απλώνεται σε έκταση πολλών χιλιομέτρων με λεπτή, καθαρή άμμο και ρηχή θάλασσα, βραβεύεται επί σειρά ετών με την γαλάζια σημαία της Ευρώπης. Πλατιά και αμμώδης, κατακλύζεται κάθε καλοκαίρι από πάρα πολύ μεγάλο αριθμό τουριστών.

Από εδώ μπορείτε να ατενίσετε τον επιβλητικό Όλυμπο και τα Πιέρια, το βουνό των Πιερίδων Μουσών, καθώς και να επισκεφτείτε όλα τα αξιοθέατα της ενδοχώρας του Νομού. Διαθέτει λιμάνι για να αγκυροβολήσετε τα μικρά σας σκάφη.

Ο μεγάλος αριθμός των ξενοδοχειακών συγκροτημάτων και ενοικιαζομένων δωματίων όλων των κατηγοριών, τα πολλά εστιατόρια και οι ταβέρνες με την ελληνική και διεθνή κουζίνα, η πλούσια αγορά, τα θαλάσσια σπορ, οι σημαντικές πολιτιστικές εκδηλώσεις, καθώς και η μεγάλη ποικιλία σε κέντρα νυχτερινής διασκέδασης αποτελούν εγγύηση για τις αξέχαστες διακοπές σας.

Απέχει μόλις 8 χιλιόμετρα από την Κατερίνη και η πρόσβαση των επισκεπτών είναι πολύ εύκολη από τον Εθνικό Αυτοκινητόδρομο Ε75 (κόμβος Κατερίνης ή Κορινού), την παραλιακή επαρχιακή οδό Ολυμπιακής Ακτής - Νέας Αγαθούπολης και το Σιδηρόδρομο (Σταθμός Κατερίνης).

 

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ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΠΙΕΡΙΑΣ - ΕΛΛΑΔΑ
ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΠΙΕΡΙΑΣ
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
ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΚΟΡΙΝΟΥ

Πλατιά αμμώδης ακτή μήκους πολλών χιλιομέτρων με λεπτή, καθαρή άμμο και ρηχή θάλασσα, βραβεύεται επί σειρά ετών από το ευρωπαϊκό πρόγραμμα «Γαλάζιες Σημαίες» και αποτελεί πόλο έλξης των επισκεπτών.

Μοναδικά ιστορικά μνημεία της περιοχής είναι οι δύο μεγάλοι Μακεδονικοί τάφοι που έχουν ανακαλυφθεί τα τελευταία χρόνια και το μοναστήρι του Αγίου Γεωργίου.

Κατά μήκος της ακτής, υπάρχουν ξενοδοχεία, ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια, ένα κάμπινγκ, καθώς και πολλές ψαροταβέρνες, αναψυκτήρια, ντίσκο, κλαμπ και άλλα νυχτερινά κέντρα διασκέδασης.

Απέχει μόλις 11 χιλιόμετρα από την Κατερίνη και η πρόσβαση των επισκεπτών είναι πολύ εύκολη από τον Εθνικό Αυτοκινητόδρομο Ε75 (κόμβος Κορινού), την Παλαιά Εθνική οδό Κατερίνης - Θεσσαλονίκης (κόμβος Κορινού), την παραλιακή επαρχιακή οδό Ολυμπιακής Ακτής - Νέας Αγαθούπολης και το Σιδηρόδρομο (Σταθμός Κορινού).

 

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ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΚΟΡΙΝΟΥ - ΠΙΕΡΙΑ

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