The merriment of the summer commences on Halkidiki’s beaches, one of the most treasured things in this iconic destination. Spreading across a coastline of 550km, some of the beaches are rocky and wild while others boast velvet sands and dreamy shorelines all to yourself. Irrespective of their nature, all of them are of top quality and 71 of them have been awarded the prestigious accolade of the “Blue Flag” (list of 2017).
Below, we have compiled a list of our favorite beaches, all of them situated in the first leg of Halkidiki, i.e. Kassandra:
The sea life aficionados will adore this place surrounded by pines and replete with restaurants, bars, and water sports facilities. In the evenings, when the sky becomes incandescent and fiery, the sublime sunsets take over, and serenity dominates, the beach is transformed into your postcard-perfect hideaway.
Rarity: The calm twilights that you can spend sipping sparkling wine at one of the seafront bars.
Driving distance from the Pomegranate Wellness Spa hotel: approximately 34 min (40.5 km).
Loutra of Agia Paraskevi
Ideal for families due to the shallow and crystal-clear waters. The beach is named after the therapeutic thermal springs of the area that were accidentally discovered by a peasant who was searching for sulfur to sprinkle his vineyards.
Combine your visit to the sea with a visit to one of the tiny traditional taverns of the synonymous picturesque village. Do not miss the local “ouzo”.
Rarity: The clearest shallow waters that make the perfect backdrop for your kids’ childhood sea memories.
Driving distance from the Pomegranate Wellness Spa hotel: 43 min (52.3 km).
Ideal for lovey-dovey couples, families who seek serenity and individuals who are not fond of beaches with vibrant life and packed with people. The beach of Mesonisi is off the beaten track, a hidden beach wedged between sky and land. Do not forget to caption the bewildering beauty of the pine trees that reach the sea; your new cell phone wallpaper!
In the mornings you will calm under the mellow sun, in the noon you will wish you could live forever in the constellation of summer listening to the cicadas, the lullaby of the seagulls and the dance of the summer breeze, and in the evenings, you will chase rose-colored sunsets in this pristine dreamscape. A seascape at the threshold of magic.
Rarity: The adjacent wetland of Nea Fokea where you can see rare species of colorful, tweeting birds.
Driving distance from the Pomegranate Wellness Spa hotel: approximately 15min.
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