Among all the beautiful places Greece has to offer, Halkidiki is one of the most wonderful and magical ones. Only a breath away from Thessaloniki, you can find miles of never-ending sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking views.
Vourvourou is an extreme natural beauty of its own, located in the second peninsula of Halkidiki, Sithonia. It forms real heaven on earth and it’s a must-visit destination, just a couple hours from Thessaloniki. It is a village near the sea with numerous beaches, small islands, and natural beauty found all over the place that attracts thousands of tourists every year.
You can rent a boat for excursions to the islands of Vourvourou, which are very close to the shore and it won’t take you long to reach even the farthest of them (20min.)
Here we have gathered the 5 must-visit beaches in Vourvourou islands that will stay in your memories forever.
Kryftos is located in the southern part of Diaporos Island, the biggest one of the islands in Vourvourou. It is a natural bay with shallow, warm, emerald waters that reveal a marvelous translucent quality. There you will see many boats as this bay with its extraordinary natural beauty is protected from the winds and it’s the ideal spot for relaxing on a boat and swimming in crystal clear waters.
If you are also interested in adding some sightseeing to your day trip, then this place is perfect for you since you can reach the shore and visit the ruins of St. Andreas temple, a pre-Byzantine temple and the oldest one in Sithonia (500 B.C.).
2. MYRSINI BEACH
Only a few minutes away from the Vourvourou shore, this little gem is a true paradise on earth. With its natural blindingly white sand and green pines, it rightfully earned the unofficial name “Hawaii” by the locals. Once you reach this place on the southern part of Diaporos island, by boat you will be amazed by the exotic beauty that it has also to offer mesmerizing, deep, calm waters to swim endlessly in. This beach is definitely as close to tropical paradise perfection as you can get!
Situated at an idyllic location, the unique beauty of Elia island makes it a true hidden gem, not known by many, and that is why it’s worth visiting. White pebble-and-sand beach, glimmering turquoise waters, which are perfect for swimming and snorkeling, and small indigo natural lakes adorn this flawless location, which will definitely be an unforgettable experience.
This amazing beach will take your breath away and if you like the idea of fluffy golden sand and aquamarine water, you’ll want to stay here forever! The calmness of this unspoiled and undeveloped paradise-like place creates an idyllic scenery perfect for relaxation.
4. BLUE LAGOON
This narrow passage between Diaporos island and another small island, Agios Isidoros, may not be a beach where you can reach the shore but it is definitely a must-visit spot, accessible by boat. Its glacier, sparkling azure waters combined with the white sand at the bottom reminds you of the exotic scenery of the Caribbean sea and looks like an infinite pool, making it impossible to resist a dive from your boat deck!
Blue Lagoon has a wild and untouched feel, because of its undeveloped natural setting, truly a stunning work of nature, which creates a striking impression!
Karydi beach is a cliched vision of the heavenly beach and a must-go-to destination if you visit Halkidiki. With its pristine sand, emerald waters, and a pine grove really close to the shore it rightfully deserves the popularity it has gained over the years, with many tourists visiting every year during the hot summer days.
Due to its perfect position, this dazzling beach is protected by the winds and the waters are always warm and calm, so it seems the perfect place for families with small children to play from morning until sunset hour when slanting rays of the setting sun give a warm orange tinge to the sky!