With a total coastline of 550 kilometers, Halkidiki offers beaches of all preferences and moods, bustling with beach bars and water sports that you usually encounter on the peninsula of Kassandra, such as the beach of Fourkas, Kallithea, Pefkohori, Paliouri and others. On the peninsula of Sithonia, one finds some quieter beaches and is usually preferred by the camping enthusiasts, since the area, among others, offers several organized campings, many of which are famous, such as Armenistis and Kalamitsi.
The Athos peninsula is usually offered for family and quiet holidays and also has beautiful beaches such as Ierissos, Olympiada, Kampos near Pyrgadikia, the beaches of the islet of Ammouliani etc. In any case, in Halkidiki you can discover your personal paradise in one of the infinite small and beautiful beaches that are offered.
One of the particularities of Halkidiki is that it is combining paradise beaches with incredible dense vegetation and forest, giving to the visitor the feeling of being in the most perfect place in the world. With 34 awarded beaches and 2 marinas with the ‘blue flag’ for the year 2019, Halkidiki reached the 2nd place in Greece for its clear waters. The program ‘blue flag’ awards certification to the beaches, according to the following criteria: clear water and beach, degree of the organization of the beach, the safety of the visitors and the active environmental protection of nature. Visit blueflag.global for all Blue Flag awarded beaches in Halkidiki.
White sandy beaches stretch for miles inviting the visitors to enjoy their pristine turquoise waters. The purity of the crystal-clear waters is confirmed by the widespread presence of EU Blue Flags (45 in 2020, the highest number in Greece).
If bustling beaches and all-night partying is what you are looking for Kassandra is ideal.
Nature lovers, on the other hand, should head straight for Sithonia and its rugged nature.
In Mount Athos, the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, along with the spiritual influence of the monastic life, will guide you through a journey to the inner beauty of human existence.
Despite its northern location, Halkidiki’s climate is the Mediterranean, though don’t be surprised by a sudden, brief, yet refreshing downpour in the heart of the summer.