The 10 best beaches in Sithonia can also be considered as Halkidiki’s top beaches. Sithonia beaches are favorites to tourists who come to Halkidiki since they have perfect white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and they are generally not over developed or crowded. While many Halkidiki beaches may look the same, Sithonia beaches are often unique in their own way.
When you are faced with almost 100 fabulous beaches, how do you narrow down the list to the 10 top beaches? Not easy we admit. We looked at different criteria since everybody has different needs. The best beach for you may not be the best beach for everybody. We took into consideration the following … what would: appeal to families with children, allow for good water sports, is well organized, is unorganized and quiet, even isolated, and how popular is the beach. We also used the “wow” factor, meaning, what beach upon first seeing it gives you the feeling of… “Wow! I just want to be there!”
Our 10 best beaches list has also changed over the years as the beaches change. For example Agios Ioannis was a spectacular camping beach but recent hotel development has at least for now forced us to reconsider this as a top 10 beach. Yearly we try to look at our top 10 beaches and make minor adjustments if needed. If you have a suggestion we would be happy to hear about it.
Livrohio Beach is the main Ormos Panagias beach just north of the village. This beach is a long and wide strip of fine sand that has been given the status as a “Blue Flag” beach. If it is quiet that you are looking for you will have no problem finding read more
Karidi beach has its main beach and a second beach to the south. These beaches are real magnets for tourists in the summer and one of Sithonia’s most sought after beaches. Photogenic Karidi is often in websites and magazines as a picture to lure you to Sithonia’s fantastic gems. There read more
Orange beach is also called Portokali and Kavourotripes, the later one meaning crab holes. This pretty well describes this beach that is actually many small beaches or small white sand coves that are found over kilometers of coastline. Be brave and explore as there are many small beaches that are read more
Sarti beach is Sithonia’s pragmatic beach, everything you need is here. The ‘Blue Flag’ Sarti beach seems to have no end, the wide stretch of yellow/white sand goes on for kilometers. The direct view to Mt. Athos is a real distinguishing feature of Sarti beach, you can’t find a better read more
Kalamitsi beach is considered a medium sized beach and is located on the southern tip of Sithonia. Situated in a beautiful bay, the water is quite sheltered and calm. The bay has a direct opening to the sea, which allows for remarkably clear water. The beach is well organized with read more
Toroni beach in the village of Toroni is an extremely long “Blue Flag” beach that lives up to all the hype. This beach is so large and the tourists so few that it almost always appears to be quite empty. The setting of Toroni beach is quite spectacular with the read more
Armenistis beach has been coined as one of Greece’s greatest camping beaches. With a kilometer of pure sand and shallow water this beach has definitely earned its title and also has the rating as a “Blue Flag” beach. The size of Armenistis assures that you will always find space for read more
Kriaritsi beach is a long bay that is actually 2 beaches divided by a crag. The southern smaller section of beach is frequented by nudists who set up camp over the summer. The northern larger part is also very much a campers beach but the more clothes friendly kind. Facing read more
The beach is long and narrow and consists of good soft sand. What makes Kalogria such a lure is actually more the water than the beach. The water is shallow and calm and ideal not just for children to play, but for those who like to swim far out or read more
Lagomandra beach is actually 2 beaches that are considered ‘Blue Flag’ beaches. Located north of Neos Marmaras, Lagomandra beach is one of the more popular ones in the area. The beach is very well set up for water sports and is great if you are looking for some activity. The read more