The mere mention of Northern Greece brings (to seasoned travelers) the thought of azure waters, salty air, luxury hotels, and loads of sun and sand. This picturesque place offers you that ultimate getaway to endless fun in the sun. Imagine scuba diving for a tete-a-tete with the whole world beneath.
Northern Greece has many interesting, yet somewhat inspirational things to offer. It has an astonishing wealth of natural attractions and a superb blend of cultures. Its major metropolis is Thessaloniki which is home to a bustling nightlife and outstanding eateries. Other neighboring towns like Kastoria and Edessa in Macedonia, Xanthi and Komotini in Thrace and Metsovo and Loannina in Epiros boast an enthralling mix of warmth and age-old architecture.
For those who have not had a past chance to sample this magic and beauty, here’s a sneak preview to some of the most praised beaches that hold a large list of attractions waiting to be discovered.
Top 5 Beaches That Call The Shots in Northern Greece
Agios Ioannis Beach
Agios Ioannis is an awe-inspiring island in Northern Greece that is loved by many due to its outstanding beauty and unmatchable solitude. It is home to some of Greece’s best kept marine life secrets and- a feat that probably explains why many high-end visitors chose it over other destinations every year. One of its keynote moments in recent history was when it was featured in the movie Shirley Valentine. It’s located just a stone throw away from a host of world class luxury hotels which boast state of the art accommodation and luxury facilities.
Paradise beach is located just a short drive from a small town called Neos Marmaras. It’s ranked among the tops due to its exclusivity and uniqueness. It is best for DINKs looking to enjoy quiet moments away from the normal hassle and bustle of town life. It (the beach) consists of wonderfully placed limestone rocks and sandy spots. Its roaring waters feature a unique light-dark blue color blend and its sea floor is home to an ever-evolving sea life waiting to be discovered.
Platinitsi is a long, shallow beach which is located on the coast of Sithonia in the neighborhood of several high-end luxury hotels. Its surface is characterized by large white pebbles which are arguably as a result of some ongoing geographical and biological activities. It’s one of those places where you can lie the whole day and have sunbath worriless of the stresses of life. Your kids will love its unspoilt physical features which include: fine sand, rolling waves and wonderful sun.
Psili Ammos Beach
Psili Ammos is the local term for “fine sand”. And just as the name suggests, this 250 meter long beach boasts one of the finest sand on the earth. Unlike other beaches, this South Thassos coast stretch has a rugged sea floor which is a combination of deep (sudden) troughs and shallow stretches. Perhaps what makes it an instant darling to many fun seekers is the fact that it is easily accessible by road and has a spacious parking. It is a perfect destination for beach volley ball lovers and young travelers. Its well organized facilities make it quite popular a destination among travelers seeking the best value for their money.
Awarded Private Beach
Theophano Imperial Palace is a world class hotel that’s located at the very center of Northern Greece’s enthralling surroundings in Halkidiki. It is home to some of the most luxurious facilities on this part of the world and it prides itself in offering top-of-the-range accommodation services to its visitors. But that’s nothing compared to the fact that it owns a spacious beach stretch that has been rated among the finest in the greater Greece and world over. Theophano Imperial Palace is situated in an ideal location overlooking the Toroneos Gulf Coast – a breath-taking location for those seeking ultimate fun and perfection.
Tip! You don’t have to stay at the hotel in order to use the beach and the facilities. Ask from the security guards to guide you to the beach bar for a drink or coffee
Aside from amazing beaches and top-of-the-world luxury hotels, Northern Greece has many other wonderful fun and adventure spots. Simply put, it’s a paradise of fun and more fun.
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