Our Picks For The Best Beaches In Sithonia, Halkidiki

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Sarah-Jane has lived in Croatia for 10+ years. SJ, as she is known, has been traveling the Balkans & beyond since 2000. She now shares her passion for traveling with her husband & kids.

Here is a list of the best beaches of Sithonia, Halkidiki; there are, of course, many more Sithonia beaches, but these are the favorites we suggest you start with. 


Greece Travel Blog_Our Picks For The Best Beaches In Sithonia Halkidiki

The area of Halkidiki is one of Greece’s most famous spots for summer holidays. When you see the images of the beaches of Sithonia in our guide below, it’s not hard to see why. 

The Halkidiki area has three “prongs” to its coastline; one of those is Sithonia, a beautiful town with some eye-watering beautiful beaches to check out. 

It’s not hard to be spoiled for choice, but here are five of the best beaches in Sithonia, Greece. 

Karidi Beach

Best Beaches In Sithonia - Karidi beach

Karidi Beach isn’t known for its quietness during the summer months as it’s always rated as one of the best beaches in Sithonia, but that shouldn’t stop you, as the beach itself is simply beautiful and very photogenic. 

Despite its popularity, there are no bars or cafes on the beach, so you must take your parasol and towels. However, there is a small restaurant just at the entrance to the beach, where you can buy refreshments and food to take with you. 

The water here is shallow and extremely clear, and the sand is white and very soft. You can walk out quite far without the water passing your waist. This is a great family beach too. 

How To Get To Karidi Beach

You can take a bus from Sithonia town, and the journey should take around 50 minutes. 


Vourvourou Lagoon & Archiplego

Vourvourou is a longtime favorite of locals. Located in its own sheltered cove, this spot is ideal for those who love exploration. 

Rent a boat to uncover the beauty of Vourvourou’s archipelago of nine tiny islands, truly exquisite in nature. While adventuring, see if you can find the Blue Lagoon, known for its white sands and brilliant waters.

How To Get To Vourvourou Beach

Hop on the KTEL Halkidiki bus from Thessaloniki (2 daily departures, 2 hour duration) to reach Ormos Panagias. Vourvourou Beach is 10 km south of Ormos Panagias.

Alternatively, Vourvourou is 1.5 hours from Thessaloniki by car. 

Kalamitsi Beach 

Best Beaches In Sithonia, Halkidiki - Kalamitsi Beach

On the southern part of Sithonia, you will find Kalamitsi Beach, a relatively large beach that is ideal for families who want a day splashing in the sea. The water is calm, and there is plenty of shade. 

You’ll find restaurants and cafes backing onto the beach, and watersports are on offer too. There are parasols and sun loungers to use, but there’s also a large stretch where you can take your own towels and parasols if you prefer. 

How To Get To Kalamitsi Beach

There are regular buses from Sithonia to Kalamitsi Beach, and the journey time is around one hour. 

Tigania Beach

This is truly one of the more dreamy and exotic beaches in Sithonia, but it’s harder to reach, making it less touched by tourism. 

A beach bar and cape separate crystal waters and golden sands, creating the perfect little piece of paradise to get relax and unwind. 

How To Get To Tigania Beach

As we said, it’s a little harder to reach Tigania Beach. It is snuggled between two better known beaches (Kriaritsi & Klimtaria) at the tip of Sithonia.

When driving along the main road of Sithonia, look for signs leading to the beach between Sikia and Kalamitsi. The road down to the beach should be traveled with a bit of caution, but don’t let it deter you!

If you prefer scenic routes, a small seaside road starting in Sykia will also lead to the beach.

Kavourotripes/Orange Beach 

Kavourotrypes Beach, Halkidiki - Mainland Greece Beaches

Orange Beach is a series of small beaches in Sithonia that all merge into one. This is the main spot where you’ll find plenty of people. It’s a very chilled-out spot, and you won’t usually find crowds. However, the main part of the beach is a little larger and does have a beach bar where you can buy refreshments and use the sun loungers, etc. 

The sea is the most blinding blue, and you can see right to the bottom. As such, this is a good area for snorkeling, and you’ll see plenty of colorful marine life. 

It made our list of the ten best mainland Greece beaches to visit this summer!

How To Get To Kavourotripes/Orange Beach 

Orange Beach is about 10 minutes by road from Sarti, or you can take a bus from Sithonia town. 

Lagonissi Beach

For those looking to socialize while enjoying the soft sands and crystal waters of Sithonia, Lagonissi Beach is a perfect choice. A beach bar with sun loungers, umbrellas, and all the drinks you could want resides along most of the beachfront, giving you the perfect place to enjoy nature and the comforts of beach club life. 

How To Get To Lagonissi Beach 

Lagonissi beach is located south of Ormos Panaceas, on the east side of a small peninsula. You can reach Ormos Panagias via the KTEL and then walk to the beach from there. Alternatively, if you arrive via car, parking is available near the beach.

Sarti Beach

Best Beaches In Sithonia - Sarti resort town and famous long and empty sandy beach

For those who want all their beach day amenities in one place, Sarti is the spot. This is a Blue Flag beach, and plenty of amenities are available at this beach in Sithonia. It is also a huge beach, which means you’ll always find space. You can also see fantastic views over Mount Athos, so remember your camera!

There is a long promenade you can walk on if you get bored sitting on the beach, and there are watersports to enjoy. This is also a great diving spot. 

Water on Sarti Beach is shallow, and the beach is sandy, so it’s a good family spot and has everything you need in one place. 

How To Get To Sarti Beach  

Sarti Beach is around half an hour by road from Sithonia, and there are regular buses and taxis. 

Porto Koufo Beach

Porto Koufo is Greece’s largest natural harbor, and the bay is almost entirely enclosed. With deep waters, hills scattered with pine forests, and a calming vibe, this beach is a tranquil oasis. 

Local fishermen frequent the harbor, so be sure to visit the seaside tavernas for fresh fish!

How To Get To Porto Koufo Beach

You can find this unique harbor on the west side of Sithonia, facing Kassandra. Three buses from Thessaloniki (KTEL) travel to this area of Sithonia per day, and once in Sithonia, you will find Koufo off the main road. It is also an easy destination to reach by car. 

Trani Ammouda Beach, Livrohio

Trani Ammouda beach Halkidiki

Trani Ammouda Beach is a long beach that is relatively wide, therefore making it ideal for having your own space on a beach day! However, this beach is never particularly crowded despite it being one of the best beaches in Sithonia.

The beach is sandy and labeled as a ‘blue flag.’ There are a few bars and cafes just off the coast, and sun loungers and umbrellas are available if you purchase a drink or food from that particular establishment. 

Trani Ammouda Beach is a good option for families as the water is shallow and calm.

How To Get To Trani Ammouda Beach

There are regular buses from Sithonia town, and the journey time is around 1 hour. 

Koviou Beach

With shallow, calm waters and sandy shores, this is one of our favorite beaches for families looking to enjoy a day of swimming. 

The beach is tucked away, making it a quiet retreat and a popular place with locals. Bring some beach blankets or grab a sunbed for the day.

How To Get To Koviou Beach

Koviou Beach is just 5 km south of Nikiti, tucked between two more popular beaches – Agios Ioannis and Kalogria.

Take the Nikitis – Sartis road to reach Koviou beach. When you arrive, park at the northern end of the beach and walk down.

These are just a few of the beaches of Sithonia, Halkidiki; there are many more waiting to be explored. All you have to do is decide which Sithonia beach you’ll swim at first.

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