The merriment of the summer commences on Halkidiki’s beaches, one of the most treasured things in this iconic destination. Spreading across a coastline of 550km, some of the beaches are rocky and wild while others boast velvet sands and dreamy shorelines all to yourself. Irrespective of their nature, all of them are of top quality and 71 of them have been awarded the prestigious accolade of the “Blue Flag” (list of 2017).
Below, we have compiled a list of our favorite beaches, all of them situated in the first leg of Halkidiki, i.e. Kassandra:
Ideal for lovey-dovey couples, families who seek serenity and individuals who are not fond of beaches with vibrant life and packed with people. The beach of Mesonisi is off the beaten track, a hidden beach wedged between sky and land. Do not forget to caption the bewildering beauty of the pine trees that reach the sea; your new cell phone wallpaper! In the mornings you will calm under the mellow sun, in the noon you will wish you could live forever in the constellation of summer listening to the cicadas, the lullaby of the seagulls and the dance of the summer breeze, and in the evenings, you will chase rose-colored sunsets in this pristine dreamscape. A seascape at the threshold of magic.
Rarity: The adjacent wetland of Nea Fokea where you can see rare species of colorful, tweeting birds.
Driving distance from the Potidea Palace: approximately 15min.
One of our heart’s favorites owing to its rarity: the beach dovetails with a lagoon, creating a seascape of sheer beauty. Bring your book, apply your sun cream, shut down your cell phone, bask in the scintillating hot sun and leave yourself marooned in pure relaxation. The bedrock of paradise. A destination de rigueur for couples.
Rarity: The lagoon at the end of the beach.
Driving distance from the Portes area: approximately 42 min (45.4 km).
The sea life
aficionados will adore this place surrounded by pines and replete with restaurants,
bars, and water sports facilities. In the evenings, when the sky becomes
incandescent and fiery, the sublime sunsets take over, and serenity dominates,
the beach is
transformed into your postcard-perfect hideaway.
Rarity: The calm twilights that you can spend sipping sparkling wine at one of the seafront bars.
Driving distance from the Potidea Palace hotel: approximately 34 min (40.5 km).