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From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

1. From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

Our cruise will start from Ouranoupolis, also known as The Gate to Mount Athos, as it is the last settlement before the border between the Monastic State and the rest of the world. During our journey you will observe 8 of 20 ancient monasteries of Mount Athos and will discover the history of this secluded place, accessed from the sea and allowed to men only, for more than 1000 years. Keep your camera on, as you might have a chance to take a picture of the dolphins swimming alongside the boat, or even a rare opportunity to see a Mediterranean Monk Seal, one of the rarest marine mammals in the world.

From Thessaloniki: Sithonia Beaches and Scenic Villages Tour

2. From Thessaloniki: Sithonia Beaches and Scenic Villages Tour

Welcome to Sithonia, a stunning peninsula in northern Greece! Embark on an unforgettable day trip that will take you to some of the most picturesque and enchanting spots in the region. Each stop promises unique experiences, from idyllic beaches to charming villages and breathtaking coastal scenery. Fava Beach:(1 hour stop) Our journey begins at Fava Beach, a hidden gem known for its tranquil atmosphere and pristine coastline. As you step onto the soft, golden sands, the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea beckon you to take a refreshing dip. Relax under the shade of swaying palm trees or bask in the warm Mediterranean sun. Fava Beach is the perfect place to unwind, swim, snorkel, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Sithonia's natural surroundings. Kavourotrypes:(2 hours stop) Next, we'll venture to Kavourotrypes, a series of enchanting coves that seem like something out of a postcard. These small, secluded beaches boast a unique blend of fine sand and smooth rock formations, creating a stunning mosaic of colors. Take a leisurely stroll along the coastline, exploring the nooks and crannies of each cove. The turquoise waters and striking cliffs offer unparalleled photo opportunities, making it a haven for nature lovers and photographers alike. Sarti: (1 hour stop) A coastal town in Sithonia, is a true gem offering an unforgettable experience. Its Blue Flag beach captivates with golden sands and crystal-clear waters, perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Sarti's charm and beauty make it a must-visit destination on the enchanting peninsula of Sithonia. Porto Koufo:(1 hour 30 minutes stop) Continuing our adventure, we'll head to Porto Koufo, a picturesque fishing village nestled within a natural harbor. Surrounded by impressive cliffs, this peaceful bay is one of the largest and safest natural harbors in Greece. Watch local fishermen bring in their catch of the day or indulge in freshly caught seafood at one of the charming waterfront tavernas. Porto Koufo's serene ambiance and unspoiled beauty will captivate you, making it an ideal spot to unwind and savor the authentic Greek coastal lifestyle. Neos Marmaras:(1 hour stop) Our final stop takes us to Neos Marmaras, a vibrant town that perfectly combines tradition with modernity. Wander through its narrow streets lined with colorful houses, quaint shops, and inviting cafes. Admire the panoramic views from the town's elevated points, which offer vistas of the deep blue sea and Mount Athos in the distance. Neos Marmaras also boasts a beautiful marina, where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the waterfront or take a boat tour to explore the nearby islets. As the day comes to a close, you'll be left with cherished memories of Sithonia's captivating beauty and the warmth of its welcoming communities. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, this day trip offers an unforgettable experience that showcases the best of Sithonia's natural wonders and cultural treasures.

From Thessaloniki: Transportation to Blue Lagoon Day Cruise

3. From Thessaloniki: Transportation to Blue Lagoon Day Cruise

Get ready for a dav of sailing on the Aegean Sea with transportation from Thessaloniki to a thrilling cruise (additional expense). Enjoy pickup and drop-off from your accommodation as you get to your boat in comfort and style. Be dropped off at the harbor, then board your vessel “Saint Georgios” or ”Prophet Elias” from Ormos Panagias. Head to Ammouliani Island and the Blue Lagoon as you sail across the evocative landscapes of Siggitikos Bay. Enjoy your journey to your first stop at the village on Ammouliani as you take in scenic views along the way. Marvel at the peninsula of Sithoniaset set against picturesque Mount Athos. Once docked, explore the local market, the island's Folklore Museum, or take a stroll around the evocative dockyard. Head back to the boat for the pleasant journey to the next stop at the Banana Beach. Kick back on a sunbed next to a beach bar and soak up the rays, or take cover under a parasol as you savor the beach life. Dive into the ocean at your next stop as you snorkel in the crystal clear waters next to the island of Diaporos. Then, board the ship to return to Ormos Panagias. Once there, meet your waiting driver for the journey back to Thessaloniki and drop-off at your accommodation.

From Nea Fokea: Chalkidiki 6-Hour Cruise by Sailing Boat

4. From Nea Fokea: Chalkidiki 6-Hour Cruise by Sailing Boat

Climb aboard an elegant sailing boat in the port of Nea Fokea and sail along the stunning coastline of Chalkidiki. Make your way to the village of Afytos, where you can cool down with a swim in the crystal clear waters and soak up the scenery. Continue to Kriopigi and go ashore to enjoy a refreshing drink at a small beach bar. Get served a fruit salad and enjoy another swim or top up your tan in the sun. Next, feast from a lunch of sandwiches and fresh fruit with water, wine, apple juice, coffee and iced tea at Kalithea Beach Cruise back along the coast and get dropped off at the port of Nea Fokea in the late afternoon at the end of your amazing experience.

From Halkidiki: Meteora & Monasteries Day Trip with Transfer

5. From Halkidiki: Meteora & Monasteries Day Trip with Transfer

Leave Halkidiki behind to travel through beautiful landscapes and enjoy a full-day guided journey to the mystical rock formations of Meteora, with a special visit to the out-of-this-world Christian monasteries, acknowledged by UNESCO on their World Heritage List. Meteora is a geological miracle, which you must see for yourself in order to fully grasp how magical it is. Depart early in the morning from Halkidiki and drive by gorgeous green valleys dotted with dramatic grey cliffs to reach your destination. Once you arrive at the beautiful town of Kalambaka, you will visit the famous Meteora, geological formations unique in their kind, on which the Monasteries are perched. These incredible constructions were built in the 14th century and they are rich in precious relics of Byzantine art. Visit two of these fabulous monasteries, built high upon the steep rocks. Each monastery owns a vast richness of frescoes and icons. Afterward, take a well-deserved break in Kalambaka town, with the option to enjoy lunch at your own expense. Take your time to explore the region’s modern-day culture, before hitting the road to head back to your accommodation.

From Halkidiki: Thessaloniki City Tour with Transfer

6. From Halkidiki: Thessaloniki City Tour with Transfer

Explore the port city of Thessaloniki on a guided trip departing from the Halkidiki area. Take a panoramic drive through the Old Town to discover the remnants of its Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history, then visit a couple of major landmarks to get a deeper understanding of the city's heritage. Depart early in the morning from your location in Kassandreia or Sithonia and begin the city tour with a panoramic drive around the White Tower. Keep driving toward the main landmarks of the city, including the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, the Old Town, and the City Walls. Receive an insightful commentary from your expert guide as you look at each of these buildings, then move on to your first stop. Visit Agios Demetrius Byzantine Church, the most important one in Thessaloniki for religious, historical, and artistic reasons. See the ancient underground crypt. Before going back, stop at the Archaeological Museum, which holds different artifacts from the archaic, classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaly.

Chalkidiki: Blue Lagoon Cruise on a Pirate's Boat

7. Chalkidiki: Blue Lagoon Cruise on a Pirate's Boat

We will pick you up from your hotel with our comfortable and fully airconditioned busses and we will drive to Ormos Panagias to get on board the Pirate's boat named 'Menia Maria '. Arrive at the Blue Lagoon that is named after the amazing colourful water and stay close to the beach , snorkel and swim in the crystal clear Aegean sea or get off to a near beach and relax under the sun. Cruise along Diasporos Island and enjoy the majestic views , be some of the selected few to visit the marvelous and hidden beaches of Sithonia , as no other boats approach , and enjoy their most famous beach. Do not miss this unique cruise and the amazing service of our experienced crew , feel the summer temptation!

Sunset Sailing Cruise in Halkidiki

8. Sunset Sailing Cruise in Halkidiki

Amazing sailing cruise to Kassandra and Sithonia Who doesn’t like watching the sun set? We’ve all seen innumerable sunsets in our lives, but how often have we really immersed ourselves in its enchantment? We know how to create an environment that will leave you staring in astonishment. The sunset will be an unforgettable event. The colours are stunning, and the setting is almost surreal. Most suitable for a romantic date or a calm finish to the day that will leave you with a pleasant sensation in your heart.

From Sithonia: Halkidiki Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks

9. From Sithonia: Halkidiki Private Yacht Cruise with Drinks

Charter your private cruise and live a dream! We organize daily sailing cruises to the beautiful shores of Halkidiki with many activities to choose, according to your desire. Combine your residence in Halkidiki with a full sailing day to explore hidden paradises and enjoy private moments in a unique scenery. A daily expedition includes: • Embarkation at the port of N. Marmaras (Sithonia) • Basic sailing instructions and safety rules. Our experienced crew offer you all the information needed for a day on board and during the trip you have a historical and geographical description of the area. • Sailing and swimming in Glarokavos and Chrousso beach, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing in Porto Karras private bays with crystal clear water. We adjust the trip to your needs by combining your preferences with our best choices of the area! • During the day and between swimming and sunbathing we offer you fruits, soft drinks and local wine. • Our boats are fully equipped with snorkeling and SUP gear for both adults and kids! Try your skills on paddle boarding or discover the beauty of the sea bottom between rocky seaside and colorful sandy places. • If you get hungry enough, you can choose to have lunch in a tavern by the sea (not included in the price) or choose our Lunch Onboard Package with traditional Greek delicatessen. Preferably close to the end of the day as everyone gets heavier and sleepy afterwards... • Photos and videos are taken, with your permission, throughout the day from our crew and after the trip we send you all the material in order to enjoy and share the great moments of your day. We can also adjust a daily cruise to your needs and include many other options in order to enjoy it the most! Plan your special event with us and create an unforgettable memory for you and your beloved ones! Just send us your request and we can plan a special day for you with a variety of proposals for you to choose.

Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

10. Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

Uncover the natural beauty of the coastline of Halkidiki on a sailboat tour from Paliouri. Ride on a comfortable boat with covered seating. Stop at destinations like Kelyfos island, the sandy Lemos beach, and a beach in Kameno that is only accessible by boat.  Meet your skipper at the pier in and begin your sailing adventure. Feel the wind in your sail as you sail to the island of Kelyfos. Jump into the crystal-clear water and take a refreshing swim. Keep your energy up with water, juice, and local fruit. Head to the isolated region of Spalathronisia and view verdant shores and pebble beaches. Stop at Lemos beach which is a narrow slip of sand that is wedged between turquoise waters. Have the chance to stop to purchase lunch at a charming seaside restaurant in Neos Marmaras, Halkidiki, or Spalathronisia. Continue to the coves that are to the south of Neos Marmaras. Take in views of the Porto Carras beach and go for another swim at a remote spot in Kameno before heading back to your starting point.

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4.6
(209 reviews)

This small trip is worth even in the winter! all the stops in the way are beautiful and this is an amazing trip for someone who wants to see what beaches in greece are! The tour guide was also exccelent and a great guy overall!

Very good trip, Stefano(tour guide) is very kindly, helplfuly and good driver. Pleaces are beautiful, brake time on individual localications are perfect. Car is in very good condition and very clean.

Stefanos is a great and super friendly Guide. Small group and top places we visited. I can recommend it to everyone that wants to see the beautiful beaches of Chalkidiki without many tourists.

Small group which was very nice. Stefano brought us in many places. Thumbs up for Stefano! The tour lasted all day and totally worth it. Great weather and empty beaches.

Day trip was great with extra side trips on different beaches aside from the planned itinerary. That was a bonus.