Soft white sand, the turquoise sea, and the water-cut rocks of the Karidi Beach annually attract the enthusiasts of pristine nature. It is a wild beach. Thus, nobody will offer you to rent a sunbed. The branches of pine trees create a pleasant shade to hide in on hot weather. There are no shower and dressing cubicles on the beach. However, thousands of travelers annually come here. What for? Let us see.
Karidi is a bay, framed by the picturesque rocks and boulders. The beach is surrounded by a pine tree forest. It is famous for its white velvet sand and transparent shallow waters. There are practically no waves here. Since the depth increases only 50 meters away from the shore, the water here is warm enough for a swim.
The bay is an excellent choice for a family vacation. That is why the beach is always full of visitors during the holiday season. You should better come here either in the morning or in the evening. Otherwise, you will swim in “a kiddy pool.” Moreover, in the afternoon the beach area is always busy with visitors. Thus you will hardly find a free place for you there.
Considering that Karidi is a wild beach, you will not find sunbeds, shower, and dressing cubicles here. At the same time, this destination allows you to bask in the sun, enjoy a swim, and take several terrific pictures without paying extra charges.
Besides, if you are about to travel using a private vehicle, you should note that Karidi Beach provides no parking space with proper facilities. It is another reason why you should better come here either in the morning or in the evening. It will be quite difficult to park a car at peak hours.
The range of facilities for entertainment on the beach is not diverse. Although recreation within the bay area is of high demand, its infrastructure includes only several food trucks with hot dogs and refreshment beverages. There is also the fish restaurant Melia, sitting 10 meters away from the shore.
In a 1.5 kilometer distance (about 25 minutes by foot), you can find another resort settlement, Vourvourou. This destination offers speedboat, boat, and catamaran rental facilities. Moreover, you can try a kayak tour or go in for diving here.
In general, Sithonia is a configuration of a few tens of the most beautiful bays and beaches. And, of course, numerous taverns, hotel complexes, and water sports facilities. You will not find it difficult to find entertainment for your taste here, especially if you travel by private or rental vehicle.
Karidi Beach enjoys a convenient location in Sithonia (the second “finger” of the Halkidiki Peninsula), on the coats of Vourvourou, split into a few more “paradise” areas for recreation.
There are several ways to reach Karidi Beach from Thessaloniki: