5+1 beautiful islands you could visit from Chalkidiki!
Have you booked your holidays in Chalkidiki and you are thinking about your travel plan?
We are here for you to help! Whether you are going to spend your holidays with your family, friends or partner, there are great options for single or multi-day excursions starting from Chalkidiki.
Let’s have a look at the 5+1 beautiful and alternative islands we can help you visit this summer by boat.
1. Ammouliani – Explore an exotic turquoise beauty
Ammouliani is located in the region of Chalkidiki and is an alternative travel destination where you can experience the ultimate combination of adventure and relaxation. If you seek for a fun experience, you can explore some of the 11 organised beaches such as Karagatsia, Alikes and Ammos. One of the most popular and worth-visiting places is the islets of Drenia, which is in the south of Ammouliani. These tiny islands are known for the attractive turquoise beaches blessed with the golden sand and sparkling water. Rent a boat and immerse yourself in the unspoiled paradise of Chalkidiki.
2. Wonderlust in magical Diaporos
Diaporos island is ideal for everyone who seeks peace and tranquility but also loves extraordinary adventures in the best crystal clear waters in Chalkidiki. This island is located right across Vourvourou in the Sithonia peninsula and always has calm waters enabling you to explore the ultimate sea heaven by boat. More specifically, Diaporos is part of the complex of islands which includes: Kalogria, Ambelitsi, Kalamonisia, Prassonisi, Peristera, Agios Isidoros.
Myrsini is an amazing beach in Diaporos, which you should definitely visit! It is also called Hawaii, due to the crystal clear turquoise waters that sparkle within the sunlight, fine white sand and rounded rocks. Likewise, Blue Lagoon, another magical worth-visiting place, is between the islands of Diaporos and Agios Isidoros. The Caribbean colours of these spots will excite you and you will immediately want to dive and swim into the crystallised deep blue waters.
3. Thasos – Time for an unforgettable trip
Thassos is one of the most stunning and attractive islands in Greece located in the North Aegean Sea. It is across from the city of Kavala, an important historical and cultural place framed with modern buildings and exceptional architecture. Usually, families prefer this destination for summer, however, this paradise is fantastic for couples that prefer a more quiet and relaxing place. You should definitely visit the Golden beach, the Paradise beach and the Alyki Beach. They are overwhelmed by the blue mystic and calm beaches, in which you will love the mixture of the sand, the pebbles and the stunning crystalline waters. Don’t miss the chance and rent a boat to explore this gem!
The beautiful islands of Sporades!
Sporades islands are located in the northeast part of the Aegean and mainly consists of the following three alternative islands: Alonissos, Skopelos and Skiathos. They are famous for their pectacular turquoise beaches and their lush pine growth. It is one of the hottest travel destinations as it attracts many tourists every summer. Within just 2,5 – 3 hours away with our RIB, it is the perfect place to visit for one or multi-days excursion!
4. Alonissos – The perfect place to calm your mind
Alonissos is another calm and elegant option to visit from Chalkidiki during summer. It is the third part of the Northern Sporades including Skiathos and Skopelos. Alonissos is not a typical touristic island. There, you instantly feel the special and quiet atmosphere. Observing the colourful crystal clear waters surrounded by the rich greenery and the traditional greek architecture will inspire you to explore the island. The capital of Alonissos, Chora, is the most impressive place to create beautiful memories with your family or partner. Also, don’t miss visiting the most known villages: Patitiri, Votsi, Roussoum Gialos and Steni Vala.
5. Skopelos – Free your soul in a calm beach
Skopelos is another great option for someone who loves nature and wants to have beautiful romantic or family moments. The island is located between Skiathos and Alonissos and is easily accessible to each other by boat. It is special due to the green natural landscapes, mountains and olive trees that contrast the deep blue colour of the sea.
Skopelos is less organised but is ideal for those who want to meditate and relax under the umbrellas of the calm beach bars. You can visit the locations of where the movie Mamma Mia was filmed in 2008. If you are a fan, you should visit the Kastani Beach, Glisteri Beach and Milia Beach, the stunning rocks of Cape Amarantos and Agios Ioannis church where the wedding scenes were filmed.
6. Skiathos – Looking for a fun adventure with friends?
Skiathos is the right option for you! Skiathos attracts young travelers offering over 60 amazing beaches and crazy nightlife. Some stunning beaches you will love on this island are Koukounaries, Lalaria, and Golden Sand. Koukounaries beach is the most organised and crowded beach and has been stated as the third most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean. It is beautifully painted with fine white sand, pine trees and crystal clear blue water.
There are many taverns and restaurants where you can try out the delicious Greek cuisine or seafood as well as cafes and bars to chill and drink your cold fruity cocktail. You can also play tennis or do watersports to feel the freedom within the waves.
On the northeastern part of the island is Lalaria Beach, which is simply a Paradise on Earth. The beach has a beautiful selection of small colourful pebbles, white rock formations and of course, extraordinary crystallised turquoise tropical waters. This hidden exotic place can only be accessed by boat, as well as, the Medieval Castle of Skiathos and the Museum of Papadiamantis, an important Greek writer who was born on this island.