The 10 best beaches of Halkidiki


  • Kavourotrypes Beach - Sithonia

Kavourotrypes, known also as Portokali (Orange beach) is located in Sithonia. Undoubtedly, it is the real paradise on earth; it is a golden sandy beach with crystal-clear, emerald and shallow waters with great view to Mt. Athos surrounded by pine trees and white rocks. It is partly organized and not easily accessible, though it always gets overcrowded. A light sandy beach with numerous rocks, Kavourotrypes beach is ideal for tourists looking for the perfect tan. Since it provides no natural shade, it is advised you carry your own umbrella to the beach. This beach impresses by its beauty and colors of the water and is considered among the best beaches of Greece. This small beach is ideal for swimming and is also safe for children. Kavourotrypes beach was a nudist beach initially, though now no nudity is allowed at this beach. Lined with refreshingly green trees and rocks that slide into the water, Kavourotrypes beach is surely a must visit, guaranteeing a fun day out. It is located 72 km south-east of Poligiros, the capital of Halkidiki.



  • Possidi Beach - Kassandra

One of the most beautiful sandy beaches. The coast of Possidi, has miles of continuous sandy beach, green hills and crystal clear waters. The sand combined with the pebbles, offers peace and relaxation in the eyes. It is a well organized beach with many beach bars and all kinds of services that every visitor needs. Near the beach you will find the ruins of the ancient temple of Poseidon, while the beacon at Cape Possidi is remarkable, with a height of more than 14.5 meters. The beach promenade is dotted with cafes, restaurants, beach bars and taverns. Tourists have the opportunity to choose among a great variety of accommodation options, all set in a peaceful spot. Possidi is not popular for its lively nightlife, as it is more like a quiet settlement. However there are some lounge bars along the beachfront. On the one side of the beach, there is a tall white lighthouse, which is the trademark of the village.



  • Agios Ioannis Beach - Sithonia

One of the top and busiest options to visit in your summer escapes. It is located between the area of ​​Nikiti and Neos Marmaras. It has a well organized beach bar, which throughout the season organizes parties for the beach visitors. Its waters are crystal clear and calm, while its sandy beach is fine and rich. Its name is due to the chapel of Agios Ioannis, located at the edge of the road. The region has managed to keep away from mass tourism, retaining its beautiful and unspoilt environment that attracts many tourists. The beach is not far from the organized beaches of Nikiti and Neos Marmaras. The wild landscape makes it quite amazing. Plenty of accommodation options can be found in the area covering all your requests.



  • Kallithea Beach - Kassandra

One of the most beautiful and popular beaches of the peninsula of Kassandra, as it offers a wonderful view of the hills of Sithonia. Its waters are warm, calm and crystal and its sand is clean and fine. It has a great expanse and organized beach bars. Access is easy and is considered a point of attraction for thousands of bathers and visitors every year. A strong combination of sun and fun. Ammon Zeus beach is all about lush beauty spot blessed with emerald waters and golden shimmering sand. It is ideal for families and travelers seeking for a well-organized beach resort, located near the well-known village of Kallithea. It is just another one Blue Flag awarded beach in Kassandra, with disabled access available and lifeguard supervision.



  • Trani Ammoudia Beach - Sithonia

Of the leading summer destinations in Sithonia. Trani Ammoudia also called as Ormos Panagias is an extremely large, exotic and quiet beach; is probably one of the largest sand surface areas in Sithonia. The water is calm and shallow with white sand that makes it a perfect destination for families. It is partly organized and never gets crowded, ideal for those who need to relax beside the sea. The beach of Ormos Panagias can impress the most demanding visitor. It has incredible, clean and crystal clear waters, as well as dense sand. The bather can use the beach bar services, as well as the beach volley of the beach. A visit to the village of Ormos Panagias provides an interesting diversion after a long day under the sun. Nestled in the foothills of a mountain, the village offers a rare beauty of landscape and has traditional architecture.



  • Kalogria Beach - Sithonia

One of the most famous beaches of the Sithonia peninsula. The huge and spotless sandy beach with crystal clear waters is a special attraction for thousands of visitors every year. The green pine and its rocks embrace harmoniously the rest of the natural landscape. It has a beach bar, while the sea is suitable for families with children. The best in Kalogria beach is the calm, shallow, super crystal and emerald waters which make it such exotic and ideal for children. It is well-organized with disabled access available; it is the perfect choice for those who like water sports facilities and snorkeling; for that reason, it usually gets overcrowded.




  • Kakoudia Beach - Athos Peninslula

Kakoudia was made for nature lovers and it is a pure, non-organized coast. Wild white rocks and golden-white sand make the scenery astonishing. Kakoudia beach is located approximately 2 km from Ierissos village and it's one of the most virgin and exotic beaches of Halkidiki! The white rocks formed in various shapes and the white-golden sand make Kakoudia beach unique!  There is usually no crowd on this beach, and there are no facilities so you have to bring your own equipment, food and water.





  • Megali Ammos Beach - Ammouliani Island

Megali Ammos beach is located on the south coast of Ammouliani and it's supposed to be one of the best on the island. It is a white sand beach with shallow crystal clear water that is very shallow and ideal for children to play. There is a beach bar with sun beds and umbrellas and a lovely tavern if you get hungry! There are sculpted formations of rocks around the beach that give it a unique character. It is a quiet place in a beautiful landscape with an astonishing view towards Drenia, the rocky islets, also known as Donkey Islands and the tower of Ouranoupoli on the mainland.




  • Olympiada Beach - East Coast Halkidiki

Olympiada is an astonishing sandy beach with white, fine sand and a plane-tree forest nearby which is under the protection of the environmental organization, Natura 2000. There are plenty of typical restaurants, taverns and cafeterias, as well as water sports facilities. For those who like camping, Olympiada is a really good choice. It's a great choice for families with children! Next to the village, you can find numerous little bays and secluded coves where you can relax and enjoy the crystal-clear water by yourselves.





  • Nea Flogita Beach - West Coast Halkidiki

It is a very popular resort just 32 km south west of Poligiros, the main town of Halkidiki. Due to its close proximity to Thessaloniki and other resorts, Nea Flogita gets very busy in the summer. It is situated between Nea Moudania and Nea Plagia and is regarded as a nice swimming destination. There are many residents of Thessaloniki who have built their summer houses around this region. Large and sandy, the coast of Nea Flogita is organized with sun beds and umbrellas. The water is clean and short vegetation surrounds the beach, offering some shade to visitors. Many hotels and rooms can be found around the beach, while some fish taverns have delicious meals. Sometimes in the afternoons, the beach gets windy.