No wonder Halkidiki is the best summer destination! Even if it’s windy, there are sheltered beaches with a calm sea where you can enjoy swimming.
Windy or Not, Halkidiki is the Ultimate Summer Destination
With nearly an endless coastline, there’s no shortage of beaches in Halkidiki. Add to that the lovely weather that starts from late spring to early fall and you’ve got yourself a perfect destination for your summer vacations.
And then, you hear about the summer winds that blow over the Aegean Sea and start wondering whether or not they’ll ruin your holiday. Good news! They’ll not. There are places to go swimming in Halkidiki in all weathers.
The shape of Halkidiki offers solutions when it’s windy
Halkidiki stands out for the shape of its terrain. Most of this heavenly region in northern Greece forms three peninsulas: Kassandra, Sithonia, and Mount Athos. The peninsulas are separated by two main gulfs: the Toroneos Gulf and the Singitic Gulf (also known as the Mount Athos/Holy Mountain Gulf), while the outer sections are exposed to the open Aegean Sea.
To your surprise, there are also a few islands in Halkidiki – Ammouliani, Diaporos, Drenia, Kelifos. As a consequence, the beaches are endless. And not just that. There are many bays and coves. Over the years, the sea has penetrated the land forming wind-protected areas – ideal for swimming when the etesian winds (meltemia, in Greek) start.
Swimming in Halkidiki is ideal in all weathers
It’s no wonder that the sea at one part of the Possidi beach gets wavy, while the other side remains calm. So, if you visit Hotel Kriopigi this summer, you won’t run out of swimming options – even if it’s very windy.
Kriopigi has a long and very beautiful beach, which is calm in most of its length, while there are other sheltered beaches nearby too. If it gets windy in one part of the peninsula, you just drive to the other side.
And the best news is that it will only take you a few minutes to get there. Still wondering why Halkidiki is the ultimate destination for swimming in all weathers?