Vourvourou beach Halkidiki: The small beach of Vourvourou is wedged between the villages of Ormos Panagia and Sarti, on the eastern side of Sithonia peninsula, 51 km south east of Poligiros, the capital of Halkidiki.
Vourvourou is a unique destination in Halkidiki and its beaches are no exception.
Vourvourou is located on the eastern part of the Sithonia peninsula, about 120 km far from Thessaloniki. It is special for its small and rocky islands, caves and clear water, sandy beaches and thick forests. There are a couple of islands across the place, the most known of which is Diaporo. The place offers the clearest and aquamarine waters and the most beautiful and isolated beaches on Halkidiki.
Vourvourou is the fishermen’s settlement and contains a complex of old fishermen houses which is even today a home to fishing devotees from around the world, and visitors can buy fresh fish at the most favourable prices.
There are many private rooms and houses to rent, and most houses have nicely arranged gardens with palms, lots of flowers and greenery, some even have a pool and of course, the view of Diaporo island. Close to this place is Agios Nikolaos where you can find a police station, hospital, pharmacies, post office and ATM machines.
Halkidiki recommended hotels near Vourvourou Beaches: Maria House, Villa Elena, Anna Karra Studios, Kamares House, Ta Petrina, Kissos Apartments, Five Senses Luxury Villas, Malama Home, Thalassokipos, Athina Vourvourou Apartments, Emi House, Villa Elea, Excellent Villa, Villa Angela, Vourvourou Antonis House, Stellina’s House, The Endless View, Villa Laguna and more.
The area around Vourvourou is quite remarkable with tiny rock islands, sea caves and coniferous forests. Vourvourou is one of the best sandy beaches which are ideal for the families with shallow waters and nice facilities. It is a popular spot for water sports and tourists can rent surf boards, water bikes, and sail boats from the sports center at the beach. Visitors have the opportunity to take a boat ride to Diaporos, the largest of the nine islands across the bay of Vourvourou, and visit the tiny coves with golden sands. Close to Vourvourou is a fishing village where visitors can get fresh fish at the small taverns there. The nearby Mount Itamos offers some splendid walking trails and a panoramic view of the Vourvourou bay.
Sithonia is situated west of Athos and is the middle one of the three “fingers” in the south of the Halkidiki peninsula. The landscape is very rugged and mountainous here with small fishing villages and many, sometimes deserted, sandy beaches. The Sithonia Peninsula is a popular holiday destination for both Greeks and foreign tourists. The capitol of the peninsula is Nikiti. There are some interesting sites on Sithonia like the ancient city of Torini, which dates from the 8th century BC.
One of the most popular resorts is Vourvourou which is located in the northeast of the Sithonia peninsula at 120 kilometers distance of Thessaloniki en 10 kilometers south of the town of Agios Nikolaos. Here you will find a pretty nature, beautiful white sandy beaches and the most beautiful blue water. Vourvourou has about 150 permanent residents, but in high season the village attracts many tourists. You will find many shops, mini markets and there is plenty of choice in restaurants and accommodations.
In front of Vourvourou there are nine islands in the sea, making it a very picturesque sight. The largest one is called Diaporos island and it gives Vourvourou the optical illusion as if it is almost laying at a lake. The distance to the mainland is about 200 meters. In Vourvourou you can rent a boat that can bring you to this island. This way you can explore the isolated beaches on Diaporos. A plot on the island is for sale with permission to put some kind of construction on it (for instance a hotel), but the rest of the island is a protected nature reserve.
North of Vourvourou you can find the harbour of Ormos Panagias, which arose around an old church. It is seen as part of the town of Agios Nikolaos, but located a few kilometers south of it. Ormos Panagias is a fairly important port from where the boats leave to make an excursion to the Athos peninsula and its monasteries. In the village there are quite a few accommodations and restaurants and there is a sandy beach.