The clear and awarded beaches of Halkidiki

The clear and awarded beaches of Halkidiki

Did you know that Halkidiki has the most blue-flag beaches in all of Greece? Check out the 5 most popular and cleanest beaches of Halkidiki that you must visit.

Everyone knows that Greece has beautiful sandy or colorful pebbly beaches with pristine waters. Recently, Greece proved to the world that indeed it has some of the cleanest beaches, thanks to the 2022 Blue Flag quality awards.

Second, only to Spain, Greece’s 581 beaches, 15 marinas, and six recreational boats received the blue flag.

The Halkidiki region has by far the best and cleanest beaches in Greece with 87 (2022) receiving a blue flag. Let’s check out the top 5 that were awarded.

Kalogria Beach

Kalogria Beach is located near the village of Nikiti in Sithonia. The beach is long and narrow with fine and soft sand. What makes Kalogria so attractive is actually the water rather than the beach. The water is shallow and calm, so it’s perfect for kids to play and those who like to swim far and float on air mattresses. Also, the crystal-clear water is perfect for snorkeling.

Sarti Beach

Sarti Beach has everything you need. This blue flag beach feels endless thanks to the wide soft sand stretched for miles. The direct view of Mount Athos is fantastic, and the countless restaurants and bars, as well as water sports such as sun loungers, umbrellas, beach sports, and diving, make it one of the most popular beaches in the Sithonia peninsula.

Kalithea Beach

Kalithea Beach is located about 50 km south of Polygyros, the capital of Halkidiki, and east of Kassandra. It is one of the most visited and well-organized beaches in Halkidiki. Its crystal clear waters and lush background provide an ideal environment for all visitors, especially children. The area is blessed with golden sand and a beautiful sea. It offers many facilities such as umbrellas, sunbeds, and water sports equipment, and it is within walking distance from the village of Kallithea.

Pefkohori Beach

Pefkohori Beach is a beautiful beach with stunning blue waters and great facilities. The water is very calm and clear, making it a great swimming spot for the family. Furthermore, Pefkohori is a lively seaside resort that gets very busy during the high season. The waterfront of Pefkohori is lined with cozy taverns with charming terraces overlooking the beach. Besides sunbathing and swimming, Pefkohori Beach has many snorkeling spots. The area is also ideal for nature lovers as it is surrounded by beautiful places for hiking and camping.

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Alykes Beach

Alykes is one of the most popular blue flag beaches in Ammouliani. Hundreds of meters long, the combination of white sand and green water evokes an unimaginable exotic oasis. The beach is shallow, making it ideal for families with young children. There is a campground and several beach bars, but there is plenty of space if you want to bring your own gear.

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