Just a stone’s throw from Thessaloniki lie some of the most beautiful shores in Greece. Endless sandy beaches with clear-blue seas, crowned by lush vegetation, offer a retreat for one or more days, just a short distance from the emblematic Thessaloniki.
The seaside villages are linked to the city’s history, as they have always provided a haven for residents of Thessaloniki and travellers both in summer and winter. Small and large restaurants at the wave’s edge are widely known for the delights they serve and their unique atmosphere, welcoming people from all parts of the world with the renowned northern-Greek hospitality, their only wish being to leave them spellbound.
Heading towards the east, one encounters some of the vastest and most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. The winter waves, strong and invigorating, give these shores their characteristic pure-white, sugary sand. Peraia, Neoi Epivates, Agia Triada, Nea Michaniona lie a few kilometres outside Thessaloniki, from the side of Thermaikos Bay, and have a privileged view of the city, and Asprovalta, Vrasna beach and Stavros on the other side of the Prefecture at Strymonikos Bay.
Agia Triada was home to the first camping site to have been created in Greece. These villages are lively all year round, offering truly excellent amenities and age-old history. They have kept their traditional colour intact and they are fortunate to be adorned by far-stretching beaches, all with awards for their clean waters.
During the summer months you should combine your stay at Thessaloniki with a visit to the nearby beaches. Here, you can find clear blue waters and facilities for water sports. There are every type of facilities, hotels, marines, courses, camping sites and picturesque traditional taverns right next to the sea, as well as various open-air places for entertainment under the starry sky.
For more information please visit Thessaloniki’s official site.