Paralia Sykia

Paralia Sykia

Paralia Sykia (meaning the beach of Sykia) is not exactly a village, it is rather a small resort on the southeastern shore of Sithonia. It is the seaside area of the village of Sykia, which is the largest settlement of Sithonia. The distance between Sykia and Paralia Sykia is 2-3 km.

Paralia Sykia is a quiet place, preferred by families and nature lovers. All beaches in the area are with fine sand and shallow water around the shore. The main beach, Ai Giannis, is very long, and there are also a couple of small beaches separated as coves:
- Valti and Griavas to the north
- Linaraki, Pygadaki, Tourkolimnionas and Klimataria to the south
Although they have separate names, all these beaches are commonly known as "the beaches of Sykia". Kriaritsi, the neighbor of Klimataria, is sometimes included in this group, too.

On the main beach you can see the ruins of two old windmills. Accommodation is available in guesthouses with studios and apartments and campsites. There are neither big hotels, nor nightlife. Along the coast there are good beach taverns serving fresh fish and traditional Greek meals. A big supermarket and pastry shops with children playgrounds can be found around the main road above Paralia Sykia. Kriaritsi beach is also at a short distance.

highlights: small seaside resort with sandy beaches, beach in Sithonia, Halkidiki, Greece

Photos from Paralia Sykia
Sykia beach in JulyOne of the ruined windmillsParalia Sykiaview of the whole beach from above the 5 steps tavernaOctopuses drying in the sunIn a summer morningTourkolimnionas seen from a hill on the way to KlimatariaSecluded beach next to ValtiParalia SykiaLong and emptyThe pedestrian alley along the roadParasols and sunbedsTaverna Five Steps in The SandAgios Ioannis, the main beach of SykiaParalia SykiaSomwhere between Tourkolimnionas and KlimatariaKlimataria in the distanceSomwhere between Tourkolimnionas and KlimatariaViews on the way to KlimatariaBoat near KlimatariaRocks between Linaraki and PygadakiRocks between Linaraki and PygadakiAi Giannis beach in middle JulyParalia SykiaParalia Sykia
Address and contacts
Distance: Thessaloniki - 155 km
Location: view on map

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