The beaches of Halkidiki or Chalkidiki in Greece are world famous for their fine sand, crystal clear waters and lush surroundings. Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki is home to the most popular beaches such as Hanioti and Sani. If you are looking for privacy, you can head to the hidden coves in adjoining Sithonia peninsula. In this article, we describe a few of the dream beaches of Halkidiki and why tourists cannot get enough of them.

The highlights of this beach are the clear blue waters and fine sand. It has won awards and accolades for maintaining cleanliness. Nature lovers can bask in the coastal line of pine trees and rare flora and fauna species around here. Since this beach is an established resort, one can have easy access to many conveniences. Sani beach is a bustling hub of activities as it hosts a multitude of festivals and environmental seminars, throughout the year.

This is a quiet beach surrounded by beautiful pine forests. It has organized camping facilities and hence is a major tourist attraction. Campers can avail of useful services like safe deposit lockers, ATM, kiosks, supermarkets and medical aid. One can also find safe and comfortable rental apartments and hotels close to the beach. Basic amenities such as umbrellas, sun-beds, beach volleys etc and be rented on the beach. The nearest village is Sarti in Sithonia.

This well-organized beach is among the most popular in Halkidiki. Highlights are the lush green surroundings and crystal water where kids and adults alike can have a whale of a time. Tourist’s can avail of many facilities on this beach and it is also close to Kallithea village.

The beach is a favorite among families and couples as it is a holiday resort with many amenities. The long beach has rough sand but warm and amazingly clear water. Privacy lovers can bask in the many secluded spots in the area. The luxury hotels based here offer plenty of water sport facilities and options. Tourist’s can while away the cool evenings sipping peacefully at the plethora of beach bars on the coast. The local taverns are renowned for their traditional recipes and fresh fish dishes.

Gerakini beach gets its name because it nestles snugly on the magnificent Gerakini bay in Sithonia peninsula. Nature lovers will delight in the surrounding beautiful landscape with pine-covered hills. Some of the pine trees grow right up to the beach in a few places. The beach has an abandoned mine which can be fun to explore. It is in fact a historical relic of the olden days when this place was a hub of mining activity. Tourism took off in the 1960s and today this beach attracts thousands of fun-lovers who spend their holidays here dining out and sunbathing. Despite the popularity, this beach is not too touristy and is pretty classy compared to others on Halkidiki.

The small beach is wedged between Sarti and Ormos Panagia villages in Sithonia. It is renowned for scenic beauty thanks to the surrounding coniferous forests, sea caves and tiny rock islands. The beach is safe and shallow and ideal for children and families. Water sport aficionados can have a ball by renting and using sail boats, water bikes and surf boards here. One can hop across to the nearby Diaporos island across Vourvourou bay to bask in the tiny coves there blessed with golden sands. Another landmark close by is Mount Itamos where you can get a breathtaking view of Vourvourou bay.

The beach in Kassandra is popular for the many taverns that offer delectable sea food. Colorful fishing boats throng the port creating a picturesque atmosphere. Major tourist attractions are the historical monuments of the Church of Apostle Paul and an impressive Byzantine tower dating back to 1407. You can set base in Nea Fokea to start exploring the beautiful tourist spots in Halkidiki.