Kalithea (Halkidiki) holidays 2019
Located on the bright and sunny east coast of mainland Greece, Kalithea is the most popular village in the beautiful area of Halkidiki and it’s easy to see why. This seaside town is filled with everything you need for a relaxing holiday in the sun, with all of the modern amenities and facilities to keep you as active or tranquil as you like. The old town offers a taste of history and culture, while the modern hotels and the lively strip will keep you entertained throughout your stay.
Most popular hotels in Kalithea (Halkidiki)
Theophano Imperial Palace
Kalithea (Halkidiki), Halkidiki
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 3h 10m
When to go
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The main attraction of a holiday to Kalithea is its stunning white sandy beach. Lapped by the crystal clear waves of the sea and backed by a range of modern restaurants, bars and hotels there’s plenty to keep you busy throughout the day. The lively clubs and bars along the strip mean you can keep your holiday going until the early hours of the morning, while Afitos village is just a five-minute drive away and will take you into the heart of the culture and history of exotic Greece.
Whether you like fine dining restaurants with stunning views over the sparkling waves of the sea or you prefer to enjoy one of the many cheap eats holidays to Kalithea have something for you. Enjoy delicious meats and kebabs, including minted lamb and beef, or try some of the freshly caught seafood from the local fishermen. If you’re looking forward to sampling some of the famous Greek cuisines why not try a mezze and choose from a range of options before finding your favourites? The waiters will be only too happy to suggest their favourite dishes, including creamy dips, warm pitta and bread, fresh salads and more. And if you prefer international flavours choose from Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Gastropubs and more.
Families will love the beautiful beaches Kalithea holidays are known for, with all of the amenities and facilities you need for a relaxing day in the sun. The nearest Blue Flag beach is just 20 minutes away, in Sani, and offers loungers and parasols as well as waters sports and other activities. If you prefer to explore further book yourselves onto a boat trip and sail through the crystal clear waters, stopping off in pretty coves where you can snorkel and swim or enjoy a relaxing picnic on the beach. Alternatively, the Space Bowling Centre is a great place for the whole family to enjoy a fun evening, with cocktails and mocktails on offer, as well as soft drinks and snacks you can indulge in as you have a competitive game of ten-pin bowling.
Action & Adventure
Holidays to Kalithea are ideal for those wanting a relaxing break in the sun. There are plenty of amenities and activities on offer, as well as day trips for those who want to keep active during their holidays. Book a day sailing trip and explore the landscape from a different angle, or learn to sail yourself. Snorkelling is a great way to discover the underwater world off the coast of Greece, or you could try jet skiing and more in one of the many nearby resorts. If you prefer to make the most of the activities on the land there is hiking and mountain biking available through the nearby landscape, ideal for those wanting to enjoy some stunning views over this beautiful area.
Kalithea beach is around 7km from Rhodes Town and has a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere with locals and tourists mingling on the sands. The beach is famous for its hot medicinal springs, which are said to help invigorate you and help with aches and pains. With clean white sands extending for 1.5km and palm and pine trees bordering the beach, this is an ideal place to work on your tan, take a stroll along the sands or enjoy a good book in the shade of the trees. The clean emerald waters perfectly complement the tranquil scenery and are pleasantly warm. With no deep waters close to the beach and lifeguards on duty, this is a good choice for beach holiday destination for families with young children. There are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas on offer for customers of the beach bars, as well as a great selection of restaurants and cafés nearby. And if you prefer to explore there are plenty of other sandy spots nearby as well, including Kryopigi, which is just 5 minutes away and sheltered by beautiful pine forests.
When it comes to nightlife holidays to Kalithea are quiet and relaxed, with most of the restaurants serving up a range of international local wines and beers, as well as delicious fruity cocktails. Make the most of a long dinner that lasts into the evening before walking home to the sound of the sea lapping the shore. Or head to a bar and enjoy live music and chatting with locals before heading home early. If you prefer to dance the night away the larger clubs can be found on the fringes of the town and stay open until the early hours of the morning. Here you can dance to a variety of songs, including chart-toppers, classics and techno.
Couples will love the beautiful white sandy beach in Kalithea, ideal for lazy days spent soaking up the sun. The beach is backed by modern hotels where you can rent loungers and order drinks and snacks straight to your towel. If you prefer to swim the waters are clean and shallow, while there are also day sailing trips available for those who like to snorkel. If you fancy yourself a foodie there are some fantastic restaurants to try, as well as home cooking lessons where a local chef will teach you all of their secrets to a fantastic Greek meal.
Kalithea is a pretty town ideal for those wanting all of the amenities and conveniences of modern life. The old town is home to pretty streets, perfect if you’re looking to soak up some history and culture, while nearby Afitos village offers old world charm just waiting to be explored. Here you’ll find cobbled streets, pastel buildings and historic churches, as well as a pretty square where you can simply watch the world go by. Nea Fokani is around a 10 minute drive away and offers a 15th century Byzantine church just waiting to be discovered, as well as truly spectacular views of the surrounding villages and countryside.