On Sithoniagreece.com we have listed 16 beaches with this designation. There is also a ‘Blue Flag’ marina in Sithonia. In 2016 Greece had 430 ‘Blue Flag’ beaches, which placed in 3rd position among 50 countries. Of these ‘Blue flag’ beaches in Greece, Halkidiki has the largest number of any municipality with 52 ‘Blue Flags’.
WHAT IS A BLUE FLAG BEACH?
‘Blue Flag’ is a prestigious, international award system which acts as a guarantee to tourists that a beach or marina they are visiting meets the standard as one of the best in the world.
The title is awarded to beaches that have attained to the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management. Over the years it has acted as an incentive to many beach managers to improve the quality of the coast.
See below more details about Sithonia ‘Blue Flag’ beaches.
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
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
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
Sykia or Sikia beach is just a short drive south of Sarti. Like Sarti beach it is long and wide with beautiful sand and has the “Blue flag” classification. The seabottom is also pleasantly sandy and has a good depth not being too shallow or deep. Since Sykia is not read more
Paradisos beach is the north beach of Neos Marmaras. It is a narrow beach that serves the local hotels and apartments that line the promenade. Here you can find several good restaurants and beach bars. The beach is well organized with sun beds and parasols. The beach itself is a read more
Metamorfosi beach is a chain of beaches that mark the beginning of the Sithonia peninsula. The main ‘Blue Flag’ beach is in the village of Metamorfosi, but as you continue moving west there are many smaller organized beaches that are part of hotels or organized by beach bars. These are 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
Platanitsi beach has been described as one of the most popular and beautiful beaches around Sarti. Considered a ‘Blue Flag’ beach, Platanitsi’s sand is ‘to die for’ and is a great swimmers beach. The beach is controlled by the campsite that requires an entrance fee in the high season. Platanitsi read more
The Neos Marmaras beach doesn’t get a lot of notice, but it comes with a ‘Blue Flag’ rating and will probably surprise you that it really is a good beach! Located south of town this beach continues on and eventually joins with the Porto Carras beach. There is good organization read more
The Porto Carras main beach is part of the Porto Carras resort and they have strict control about who can access this beach. It is a first-rate beach with ‘Blue Flag’ status and on the Blue Flag website site is called Porto Carras “Blue Flag 1”, since the resort has read more
Gerakini beach sits in nicely in the bay between the Kassandra and Sithonia peninsulas. It has a southerly disposition. Gerakini is a long beach that has been a popular destination for many years and recently has seen improvement with a new 5 star hotel. The beach is yellow sand, well read more
The Blue Dolphin beach is actually a continuation of the Metamorfosi beach. At this point, the beach widens and becomes sandier. The hotel Blue Dolphin is just behind the beach and they organize the beach and keep it clean. The beach is well managed and developed with sun-beds and umbrellas. read more
Kohi beach is the second ‘Blue Flag’ beach on the Porto Carras resort’s property. This is the smaller of the two beaches and is located south of the marina and has a direct view to Neos Marmaras across the bay. From here you can enjoy some vivid sunsets. The beach read more
Anthimou beach is part of the Elia coast south of Nikiti and is rated as the Elia ‘Blue Flag’ beach. At this point the beach turns into a beautiful sheltered bay and becomes wide. A 5-star hotel is located at this beach and develops it, but the northern part of read more