Vourvourou Beach
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Vourvourou is one of the most beautiful resort areas of the Sithonia Peninsula. Its name is widely associated with picturesque lagoons, pristine nature, and tranquil atmosphere, for the sake of which thousands of visitors annually take a long trip. Vourvourou Beach is an idyllic place for those travelers who seek for “heaven on Earth.”

The peculiarities of Vourvourou Beach Halkidiki

The coast of Vourvourou is unique: its area is fully covered with soft sands and washed by the calm sea waters. The sea depth is small here, which made this resort one of the best places for family recreation in Sithonia. The sea entry at Vourvourou Beach is mildly sloping. At the same time, you can find some stones, hiding under the water, at different places along the coast.

Each of the beaches of Vourvourou has its peculiar features:

  • Karidi Beach – is the vacation destination, regarded as the “diamond of the region.” White sands, shallow waters, pine trees, and a calm sea – all that makes Karidi one of the most popular beaches in Sithonia. During tourist season it is often overcrowded. That is why you should better come here in the morning.;
  • Central Beach – it is a narrow coastline, which provides partial equipment for guests of the nearby hotels. The beach is covered with light sands. It also provides boat hire facilities for its guests;
  • Fteori Beach – is a poorly-attended narrow beach, which provides a tranquil environment for recreation. It does not have well-developed infrastructure and offers just a few apartments for rent. The beach has no equipment. At the same time, its area is covered with clean sands. Fteori is surrounded by the pine- and olive tree groves;
  • Livari Beach – it is the beach sitting next to Fteori. It is one of the most photographed places in Vourvourou. The beach represents a sand bar, separating the bay from the sea, thereby forming a beautiful lagoon. The vacationers set their beach umbrellas right at the sand bar.


There is a diverse choice of facilities for entertainment on the coast of Vourvourou. It provides the rental of the necessary equipment for surfing and diving. Travelers can also go in for kayaking using the services of the kayak-center on the coast. Right opposite Vourvourou, you can see the island of Diaporos and a few more rocky islands. They are accessible by boat. Diaporos enchants visitors with the beauty of its exotic bays. They are sheltered from the waves. Thus, the water around the island is always warmer compared to the shores of Sithonia.

There are taverns, snack-bars, boat rental offices, mini-markets, and several beach bars along the coast. Regarding the nightlife, Vourvourou simply does not have it. The maximum entertainment you can expect here includes live performances of Greek musicians at local taverns. However, if you are a fan of a steady rhythm of life, then you will certainly like this part of Sithonia.

Vourvourou overview

Vourvourou is proud of its old history. Its name is connected to the miscoloring of the Byzantine expression “the land of Vourvourioi.” This place was formerly known as the city of Singus (Syngos). The gulf near the shores of Vourvourou bore the name of the Singitic Gulf. These lands belonged to the monks of Mount Athos for many centuries. Only in the XVIII century, they were handed down to local inhabitants.

Modern Vourvourou is a charming settlement providing a rich choice of apartments for rent. There are no developed hotel complexes, which could break the harmony of the woodland scenery and turquoise sea. Furthermore, you should not expect for a considerable number of attractions: Vourvourou is a seasonal resort, aimed at recreation in summer. The fans of hiking will find it exciting to explore the hills of Hymettus, stretching above Vourvourou. From above, travelers can admire spectacular views of the sea and Mount Athos.

Vourvourou sits within the eastern coast of Sithonia. That is about 130 kilometers away from Thessaloniki and 104 kilometers from Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia.” You will need to catch the bus №45, running to the KTEL Halkidikis bus station, to get to Vourvourou from Thessaloniki. The buses deliver vacationers from the station to any resort within Halkidiki, including Vourvourou.


  • Right next to Vourvourou, there is another resort settlement – Agios Nikolaos. There are supermarkets, a health care center, and cash dispensers within its area.
  • While relaxing on the beach in Vourvourou, do not miss the opportunity to try seafood and fish dishes served by local taverns.