Greece’s beaches are among the world’s cleanest with the region of Halkidiki in the lead this year! Check out here all about Halkidiki’s blue-flag beaches.
Greece has always been famous for its many stunning sandy or colorful pebbly beaches with pristine waters. And again this year, Greece proved to have some of the cleanest beaches in the world. In fact, 581 Greek beaches were awarded a blue flag. Greece ranked second after Spain among 48 countries. Halkidiki is at the top of the list with the cleanest beaches with 87 Blue Flags, followed by Rhodes with 55.
Let’s check out some of the best areas and beaches in Halkidiki worth visiting, experience and marvel at the clean azure waters.
Both Nea Heraklia and Nea Kallikratia are very popular and awarded a blue flag. They are large white sandy beaches, well-organized and perfect for families on the west coast of Halkidiki. Small traditional taverns are scattered throughout the area, serving delicious mezes and Greek cuisine.
Drive further, and you’ll meet more blue flag beaches such as Nea Plagia, Flogita, and Dionysiou beaches. Some are rather lively and others quiet, suiting all types of sea lovers.
Along the coast of Kassandra, you will find several impressive and very long beaches, beach bars, and water sports facilities. From Sani, Fourka, Possidi, Paliouri, and Kallithea to Pefkohori, Polychrono, Hanioti, and Kriopigi, it’s an area that will undoubtedly fascinate you.
All of these are awarded a blue flag, making them the best for endless time on the beach, family-oriented activities, or a cosmopolitan atmosphere surrounded by lush nature and turquoise waters.
Sithonia`s spectacular landscapes of coves, emerald waters, and powdery white sand will steal your heart. As will the famous blue flag beaches Kalogria, the pine-studded bay of Paradisos Beach, and the fully-organized Nikiti that spans kilometers. Furthermore, Sarti is a magnet for surfers, or perhaps you’ll prefer the beautiful beaches of Porto Carras and Elia.
For adventurous souls, in Sithonia, you will find large camping sites with spectacular beaches, such as Armenistis and Koutloumousiou Beach, both awarded with a blue flag.
Ouranoupoli, the gateway to the monasteries of Mount Athos, with its impressive tower and long, organized coastline, and the islets of Ammouliani and Drenia with their emerald waters, steal the show on the northwestern side of Halkidiki.
The beaches in Kambos, Ierissos, Alykes, Porto Agio, Agios Pavlos, Olympiada, Kampoudi, and Ouranoupoli will prove that even the less popular side of Halkidiki has a unique beauty. After all, they are all awarded with a blue flag.
Furthermore, the beaches of Aristotelis will give you the chance to swim with a view of Ancient Stagira and the sacred land of Mount Athos.