Visitors can enjoy magical beaches with golden sand and traditional local cuisine, visit the spectacular sights and get acquainted with picturesque settlements and villages.
The Kassandra peninsula consists of the following regions: Afitos, Polihrono, Hanioti, Fourka, Kalandra, Kallithea, Kriopigi, Kassandria, Nea Fokea, Nea Potidea, Pefkohori, Posidi, and Sani.
It is no wonder that Halkidiki’s first leg has been called “paradise on earth”, given its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches.
Among others, some of the beaches you should visit is:
Afitos beach combines the picturesque view of Punta port with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the numerous beach bars.Polihrono-Hanioti
Two unique neighbouring beaches, both awarded with a blue flag. The wonderful sand, emerald waters and water sports facilities attract numerous visitors.Kallithea
One of the most popular beaches, especially for younger ages, thanks to its white sand and the numerous beach bars.Nea Fokea
Quiet bays with heavenly waters, next to the namesake harbour with its fishing boats.
The golden sand and turquoise waters will amaze you. You can enjoy the sunset in one of the numerous bar and restaurants next to the sea.Posidi
This immense beach is located in the south-western part of Cassandra and is perhaps the most impressive in the entire prefecture of Halkidiki.Sani
One of the most favourite destinations of both locals and visitors. The beach is private and admission is by ticket only.Porto Koufo
The beach of the namesake village. The natural bay is so closed and surrounded by sandstone cliffs that it looks literally like a lake, creating a safe harbour. In ancient times it was called Toroneos Limin or otherwise Kofos Limin (Deaf Port), as the ancients believed that inside the bay you could not hear the sound of the sea. In fact they called those who could not hear well “deafer than the Deaf Port”.
A long beach in the village of Toroni beach with golden sand and crystal clear waters.Sarti
A heavenly beach, with white sand and beautiful emerald waters and picturesque small creeks, ready to offer you an unforgettable experience. The beach has infrastructure for water sports and is the starting point for many excursions, such as the tour of Mount Athos.Sani
One of the most favourite destinations of both locals and visitors. The beach is private and admission is by ticket only.Porto Karras
Superb beach in front of the namesake hotel complex.
It is a cluster of beaches with beautiful waters in an idyllic natural landscape. It is a private area and access is permitted only to the customers of the hotel complex.
Sithonia is the second peninsula of Halkidiki. It is characterized by the exceptional beauty of the mountain landscape and sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. In the regions of Sithonia there are modern tourist infrastructures such as rooms to let and luxury hotels, and visitors can enjoy peaceful holidays as well as partying until the early hours.
The regions that make up the peninsula of Sithonia are the following: Vourvourou, Nikiti, Agios Nikolaos, Ormos Panagias, Meggapitsi, Metamorfosi, Neos Marmaras, Parthenonas, Toroni, Porto Koufo, Sarti, Sykia and Kalamitsi. Whichever area you choose for your holidays you will definitely enjoy magnificent beaches and excellent local food in the diverse villages of the area.Neos Marmaras
One of the most organized and easily accessible beaches, with many taverns and beach bars all throughout.
Mount Athos towers imposingly above the sea covered by virgin forests, and a landscape of breathtaking natural beauty. Mount Athos has been inhabited only by monks since 885 AD, when the Byzantine Emperor Basil I declared it sole property of monks and hermits.
The establishment of the first organised monastery took place in 963, and a century later the “avaton” was declared, i.e. the female presence was prohibited entirely. During the period of its prosperity in the 15th century AD there were 40 active monasteries in the peninsula, which hosted about 40,000 monks. Today, that number has diminished to 1,700, and the functioning monasteries are 20.
Male guests are admitted with special permission. Otherwise guests can enjoy the seaside route around the beautiful peninsula.