Toroni beach Halkidiki: Located 78 km south east of Poligiros, the capital of Halkidiki, on the southernmost part of Sithonia. This resort is popular for its extraordinary landscape and the magnificent beaches.
The 3,5 km long sandy beach of Toroni combines the blue waters with the amazingly green forested countryside filled with pine trees and olive groves. The beach offers spectacular views of the Toroneos bay and the vast Aegean Sea. The beach and the village of Toroni abound in modern hotels and fully-equipped rooms, and Porto Koufo with its famous Greek taverns is just 2 kilometers away from this village. The area around Toroni has a rich history and there are many interesting Byzantine churches worth visiting.
Greece Holidays in Halkidiki Toroni Beach
Toroni beach is an extremely long Blue Flag beach that lives up to all the hype. This beach is so large and the tourists so few that it almost always appears to be quite empty. The setting of Toroni beach is quite spectacular with the ruins of the old Byzantine castle – Likythos, as its trademark. At the base of the ruins, the harbor affords some spectacular snorkeling and diving opportunities, here you can see the sunken ruins of the ancient town.
Toroni beach is very well organized with restaurants and beach bars lining the boardwalk and many provide sun beds and umbrellas, but still these are minimal so as not to take away the beauty of the beach.
To walk on the course grains of sand both on the beach and in the water is like walking on a cushion of air. The water gets deep quickly, so parents should be attentive to their children, but over all it is a good family beach and is great for swimmers and even fishing in the evening twilight.
Snorkelling in Halkidiki
While Sithonia rewards you with endless options for putting a mask in the water, this village is just a little more special. Remains of ruins from the ancient Toroni harbour can still be found just some meters under the surface. Bring a snorkel and swim around the boats that are moored in the water towards the castle. Here you will get a glimpse of some wall foundations from the ancient agora. As you continue around the peninsula and into the next bay, you can see large building stones that had fallen into the water, all evidence of the important civilization that existed in Toroni about 3000 years ago.
Snorkelling in Toroni isn’t just about dead history, the flora and fauna will catch your eye and leave you thinking that you just might have found Nemo!