Beaches

Toroni

⇠ Thessaloniki 138km ⇠ Polygyros 76km

The rocky peninsula proves that Toroni has been inhabited continuously since Neolithic times. This was one of the most important cities in ancient Halkidiki, which was destroyed in the 6th century AD by raiding barbarians. Traces of a prehistoric settlement have also been found here. The beach of Toroni extends to over 2km in length.
Sightseeing
• On the Lykithos headland stood the second acropolis of Toroni, and the remains of a Byzantine fort can still be seen, probably destroyed during the Ottoman occupation.
• The early Christian temple dedicated to Agios Athanassios (St Athanassios). It was built in the 5th century and is a three-nave basilica. A fire destroyed it in the 6th century and another temple was built on its foundations, which was also destroyed later. The mosaic of the middle nave is still preserved today.

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The Iron Age cemetery (11th century BC) where 134 tombs have been excavated and 500 fully preserved artefacts came to light.

Toroni Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Toroni Beach - Halkidiki - Greece
Pyrgadikia

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

⇠ Thessaloniki 97km ⇠ Polygyros 36km

The village lies on the northern coast of the Bay of Singos, the waters separating Sithonia from Mt. Athos. Also known as Agios Dimitrios, the village is built on an outcrop of rock. Its name is believed to be derived from a Phrygian word gordos, meaning town or city. It was founded by refugees from Afthoni in Asia Minor, in 1922. In the church of Panagia Kastrella you can still see the icon of the Virgin brought by the settlers that arrived from Asia Minor. According to an old story the Turks threw the icon into the sea, but it was later recovered by the local people inside a castle – hence the name Kastrella.
Explore the area some more and take the road from Agii Theodori to the Chapel of the Transfiguration. Here you can enjoy a panoramic view; the location was used as a lookout point by the Ottomans.
Sightseeing
• The church dedicated to Agios Dimitrios (St Demeter), built in the middle of the 17th century. It gave the village its second name.
• The tower dating from the 14th century AC in the area called Kambos, which was part of the monastery property.
• Remainders of a Byzantine castle among the village’s houses.

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Stop for lunch in one of the fish tavernas with build-in balconies offering amazing view to the sea and to the amphitheatre style village architecture.

Pyrgadikia - Halkidiki - Greece
Pyrgadikia - 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
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
ΛΕΠΤΟΚΑΡΥΑ

Αμμώδης παραλία με ψιλό βοτσαλάκι και πλούσια βλάστηση, βραβευμένη με τη Γαλάζια σημαία της Ευρώπης, στους πρόποδες του Ολύμπου. Οργανωμένη και ασφαλής προσφέρεται για οικογενειακές διακοπές αλλά και για κάθε τύπο επισκέπτη.

Βρίσκεται πολύ κοντά στον οικισμό της Παλαιάς Λεπτοκαρυάς, στα Αρχαία Λείβηθρα, τόπο ταφής του μυθικού Ορφέα, καθώς και στη Μονή Κανάλων (12ος αι.).

Πολυσύχναστη κυρίως τους καλοκαιρινούς μήνες, διαθέτει άριστη υποδομή με πολλά Ξενοδοχεία, πανσιόν και ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια για όλες τις προτιμήσεις.
Εστιατόρια, ψαροταβέρνες, ουζερί, σνακ-μπαρ και άλλα μέσα εστίασης προσφέρουν μια ποικιλία γεύσεων για κάθε επισκέπτη.

Πολλά καφέ, καφέ-μπαρ, αναψυκτήρια, club, disco, φροντίζουν για την ψυχαγωγία και τη νυχτερινή σας διασκέδαση. Καταστήματα όλων των ειδών σας εξυπηρετούν σε κάθε είδους αγορά.

Απέχει 25χιλ. από την Κατερίνη, με εύκολη πρόσβαση από τον Εθνικό Αυτοκινητόδρομο Ε75 (κόμβος Λεπτοκαρυάς) και τον Σιδηρόδρομο (σταθμός Λεπτοκαρυάς).

 

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ΛΕΠΤΟΚΑΡΥΑ - ΠΙΕΡΙΑ
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
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
Ouranoupolis

The sandy beach of Ouranoupolis begins from Tripiti and reaches up to the village. Along the shore there are many hotels as well as facilities for all kinds of water sports.

⇠ Thessaloniki 139km ⇠ Polygyros 64km

Another village built by refugees from the Marmaronisia islands and Caesarea, just after 1924. The land was owned by the Vatopediou Monastery as early as 1018 and was known as Prosforion. It was named Ouranoupolis in 1946, to commemorate the ancient city which once stood nearby. The main gateway to Mt. Athos, Ouranoupolis is now a busy towm resort with large hotels (2-3km outside the city center), rented rooms, small guesthouses, cafes, bars, restaurants, folk art shops, etc.
Sightseeing
• “Prosforios” Tower, the symbol of Ouranoupolis, which is a high imposing Byzantine tower, built in 1344.
• The Frangocastro (Frankish Castle or Monastery of Zygos), on the border of Mount Athos, a building dating back in the time of the Frankish Domination (9th century).
• The guardhouse of Mount Athos.
• Mount Athos. A cruise with the ferry boat around Athos peninsula is a “must” for every visitor of Ouranoupolis.
• The Drenia islands: a collection of uninhabited rocks bathing it the mid-day sun. A paradise of lonely coves and golden beaches. The larger island is called “The Donkey Island” after its only inhabitants. there. Drenia are just 2 miles from the coast of Ouranoupolis, near Ammouliani island.

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Easter in Ouranoupolis is celebrated with great reverence and the Epitaphs are real masterpieces

Beach Ouranoupoli - Halkidiki - Greece
Beach Ouranoupoli - Halkidiki
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
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
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
Flogita

Large, clean and fully organised beach in front of the homonymous settlement. You can find all kinds of restaurants, bars and facilities for water sports. It is connected with the beach of
Nea Plagia.

Flogita Beach- Halkidiki - Greece
Flogita Beach- Halkidiki
Sykia

Sikia - Kriaritsi: Splendid sandy beach in a beautiful landscape with a view over the islets Skepes, Ahinoi and Petalida. 

⇠ Thessaloniki 152km ⇠ Polygyros 90km

One of the oldest villages in Halkidiki, and formerly known as Logos, once belonged to the Megisti Lavra Monastery -according to Athonite documents. There are various explanations of how the village came to be called Sykia. The first explains the name as meaning the ‘shadow (skia) of Athos’; the second interprets it as a corruption of Singos, name of an ancient city in the vicinity, and the third claims there was once an ancient fig tree (sykias) in the center of the village. This is a traditional village, with narrow streets and quaint old houses. There are rooms to be rented in Sykia and the surrounding area, as well as camping sites and tavernas much prized for their local meat dishes.
Sightseeing
• The old quarter of Sykia, where many neighborhoods remain as they were in the middle of the 19th century.
• The Church of Agios Athanasios, dating from 1819, which was twice burned down. Next to it you can admire the remains of the old school, built in 1870.
• On nearby Koukos Hill are the remains of a castle; excavations has shown that the area had been inhabited since the 11th century BC.
• The windmills on the long sandy beach of Sykia, built around the middle of the 19th century.
• The ruins of the church in Episkopi, a 20 minute walk south of Sykia.

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Swim at the amazing beaches of Kriaritsi and Kalamitsi.

Beach Sykia - Halkidiki - Greece
Beach Sykia - Halkidiki
ΓΡΙΤΣΑ

'Ομορφη ακτή με αρμονικό συνδυασμό από βότσαλα, άμμο και καθάρια γαλανή θάλασσα, βραβευμένη με τη Γαλάζια σημαία της Ευρώπης, είναι η παραδοσιακή παραλία του Λιτοχώρου. Βρίσκεται πολύ κοντά στον μυθικό Όλυμπο, στον Αρχαιολογικό χώρο και το Μουσείο του Δίου.

Δίνει τη δυνατότητα στον επισκέπτη για αξέχαστες διακοπές στα πολυτελή Ξενοδοχεία, τα Κάμπινγκ και τα ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια με θέα τη θάλασσα και τον Όλυμπο.

Οι γραφικές ψαροταβέρνες με ολόφρεσκα ψάρια περιμένουν να σας φιλοξενήσουν μεσημέρι και βράδυ.

Στο λιμάνι της Γρίτσας μπορείτε να αγκυροβολήσετε τα μικρά σας σκάφη και να οργανώσετε τις ιστιοπλοϊκές περιηγήσεις σας.

Απέχει 16 χιλιόμετρα από την Κατερίνη, με εύκολη πρόσβαση μέσω του Εθνικού Αυτοκινητόδρομου Ε75 (κόμβος Λιτοχώρου) και του Σιδηρόδρομου (Σταθμός Λιτοχώρου).

 

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karydi

Perhaps the most beautiful beach of Sithonia. White, thin sand, turquoise waters. Small and quiet beach.

Beach Karydi - Halkidiki - Greece
Beach Karydi - Halkidiki

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