An endless line of magnificent beaches is the main imprint of the green peninsula of Sithonia in Halkidiki, Greece. And as it happens, each string of beaches is broken from time to time by abundant greenery. The beaches of southern Sithonia feature a different kind of beauty since they are edged by bare cliffs and undergrowth instead of verdant greenery. Therefore, take parasols with you for some shade when visiting some of these beaches.
Sykia Beach is, I dare say, one of the most amazing beaches on Sithonia, and is among the longest. Sykia Beach is located next to the major road (Perimetriki Sithonias) of the peninsula, some 15 minutes away from Sarti in the southern direction. As you proceed forward at an intersection to the village of Sykia, you’ll soon be directed by a signpost to the beach. You may park your car wherever you wish.
Once you arrive, you’ll certainly wonder what’s most incredible about Sykia Beach. Is it the soft sand, impeccably clear and blue water, views of Mount Athos across the bay or the surrounding environment? Since the beach is exceptionally long, it’s highly unlikely to get overcrowded, even in the peak season. The water is ideal for kids and rookie swimmers — it’s neither especially shallow nor deep.
Sykia Beach has been awarded a Blue Flag and is located in a cove surrounded by hills. Allocate some time to wander around Sykia Beach. That way, you can take exceptional photos of the long golden stretch from the surrounding vantage points and find a couple of smaller beaches with likable taverns nearby.
As you proceed forward from Sykia Beach, you’ll notice a path that leads off to the right. If you take that path, drive some time before you come by an overpass that is next to Klimataria Beach, another outstanding beach on Sithonia. Parking spaces are somewhat scarce, but probably sufficient most of the time.
Klimataria Beach also boasts exceptionally clear water, just like any beach on Sithonia, and is encircled by hills. The water next to the beach is shallow, but if you intend to dive, a decent depth for underwater activities isn’t far off. Klimataria Beach features soft sand, both ashore and in the water, and the beach’s orientation and surrounding hills shelter it from the wind. Therefore, you can enjoy water and beach activities completely “undisturbed”.
At the left end of Klimataria Beach, you can scale rocks to reach a small chapel and enjoy the views. The beach also has a couple of beach bars with sunbeds and umbrellas.
Kriaritsi Beach isn’t far from Klimataria, but the road is a maze without signposts. Therefore, inquire about the route before you set off. However, the outcome is truly rewarding since the beach is set in an attractive environment encircled by hills. You may park your car anywhere next to the beach.
Kriaritsi Beach is ideal for seasoned swimmers and divers since you can reach deep water a few meters from the shore. The amazingly blue water is transparent as at any other beach on Sithonia, offering great snorkeling opportunities. Kriaritsi Beach comprises three beaches, separated by sloping hills, and it features soft sand. The imposing Mount Athos can be seen on the opposite side of the bay from this beach, as well.
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Kalamitsi Beach is the beach of the homonymous village, set in an attractive, hilly environment and dotted with beach bars. The parking lot is nearby and Kalamitsi is an ideal stop for yachts and cruise ships since it features deep water. Beach bars are numerous, featuring various styles.
Green hills surrounding Kalamitsi Beach are a beautiful backdrop for the beach’s turquoise water and yellowish soft sand. A nearby small island is yet another feature that contributes to Kalamitsi Beach’s attractiveness. The water is transparent and enables a premium snorkeling experience, which is nothing new for any of Sithonia’s marvelous beaches.
Mamba Beach is one of the many virgin beaches of southern Sithonia. Set in a deep cove and surrounded by high hills that seemingly penetrate deep into the sea, Mamba Beach isn’t likely to get overly crowded since it’s a bit distant from the nearest villages and resorts. The view of Mamba is especially incredible from the road, high above the beach.
Unlike most other beaches, Mamba Beach has pebbles both ashore and in the water. The beach is shallow, excellent for little kids. Since you won’t find facilities on the beach nor in its vicinity, take a sufficient quantity of snacks and water to fully enjoy the engaging beauty and tranquility of the beach. Just make sure to have nice weather when descending to Mamba. If it starts raining, you might have a hard time getting back to the road through soaked and steep dirt path that is a few kilometers long.
Additional noteworthy beaches of south Sithonia
Goa Beach is another attractive beach that can be found south of Sarti, before you access Sykia Beach. A beach bar on Goa is famous as a nightlife spot. Hawaii Beach, between Klimataria and Kriaritsi is still another beautiful beach with a beach bar, and one of the finest beaches for snorkeling.
Beaches of south Sithonia are a short ride from one another, and you can tour them in a single day if you start early. However, take your time and allocate twice that, if possible, since the beaches are too beautiful for brief visits.
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