Holidays to Kalithea take you to an up-and-coming seaside town in northeastern Greece for lively bars, authentic tavernas and long stretches of white sand. And for a bit of old Greece there’s the quaint Afitos village just 5 minutes’ drive away.
A fun seaside retreat
Kalithea is a modern seaside town on the east coast of the Kassandra Peninsula, way up in northeastern Greece. There’s a lively main strip with late-night clubs and stylish bars, plus a charming old town where tucked-away tavernas serve up authentic Greek cuisine. The long, sandy beach is backed by luxury hotels, and while it’s all go here, you’re just a 5-minute drive from the old-world charm of Afitos village.
Kalithea’s lively main beach is a long stretch of white sand dotted with umbrellas and sunloungers. A couple of sandy Blue Flag beaches are nearby, too. For starters, there’s Bousoulas Beach at Sani, 20 minutes’ drive away on the other side of the peninsula, which comes with crystal-clear water, beach bars and tavernas. Then there’s the quiet Kryopigi Beach, just 5 minutes down the road and backed by dense pine forests.
Daytrips to Nea Fokea and Sani
The village of Nea Fokea is about 10 minutes up the coast. Here you can tour a 15th-century Byzantine church, and from its hilltop setting see out across the ocean. You could also drive 20 minutes to Sani and take a 2-hour out-and-back walk along the clifftop forests – along the route you can spot lizards and turtles, plus see the ruins of a Roman villa. For more ancient finds, there’s the Archaeological Museum, an hour’s drive away in Polygiros.
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