A stylish, modern and lively coastal resort, Kalithea is a luxurious town with fancy hotels running along the beach and bars and clubs dotted down the main street. Kalithea isn’t rowdy though and you’ll soon see that in between the cocktail bars and cafes, is a little old town that retains its Greek charm. Food remains traditional here and the beach is just as beautiful as those throughout the Halkidiki area.
Things to Do
Although there are many modern bars and clubs in Kalithea, this Greek resort has held onto some of its original features. Aftios village is only a few minutes away and since all modern development was banned here, the cobbled streets remain and the quaint kafenions are a great place to grab a coffee. For a superb view over the coast, head to nearby Nea Fokea which has a beautiful Byzantine Church on the hillside.
Kalithea’s main beach stretches 1.5km along the coastline and comes complete with sun loungers and umbrellas and watersports, perfect for a day in the sun. There are also two Blue Flag beaches nearby which offer alternatives to the lively beach in Kalithea. If you fancy a change, Bousoulas beach is near the resort of Sani and the much quieter Kyropigi beach is surrounded by beautiful pine forest, giving the beach a slightly tropical feel.
Food and Drink
Cool tzatziki, warm pita breads, grilled meat and fresh Greek dishes are the types of food you can expect in Kalithea but it is the bars that people come here for. The main street has a selection of cocktail bars with British pubs and lively tavernas and down by the beach there are a few beach bars which are slightly more sophisticated but still provide a fun night out. Just beware of the ouzo!