Idyllically situated on the Greek peninsula Kassandra of Halkidiki, holidays to Kriopigi in 2020 offer endless opportunities to soak up the warm sunshine in some absolutely breath-taking locations. Perfect for those seeking a rejuvenating beach getaway, the pretty village sits across rolling, green hills with phenomenal views.
Named after a cool spring, the krio pigi, the village has a quaint town square and an ancient amphitheatre. Surrounded by woodland and olive groves, the traditional Greek village, is miles away from the noise and bustle so you can expect a tranquil little haven, as well as enjoying a taste of real Greece.
The biggest appeal of Kriopigi holidays is its Blue Flag sandy beach which provides a blissful spot to relax. Spend your days sunbathing on the golden shores, taking time out to find refreshments in the selection of beachside tavernas, all within easy walking distance.
If you want the chance to shop, the town of Kallithea has many shopping outlets, as has nearby Hanioti which is popular with tourists.
Kriopigi at a glance
Discover the best beaches
Kriopigi's Blue Flag beach will no doubt take your breath away
Lush natural wonders
With a stay in Kriopigi, you'll be surrounded by lush greenery and olive groves galore
Go on a road trip
Head to Thessaloniki and discover the amazing historical wonders on display
Sample the local food
Make sure you stop off at a local taverna for tasty Greek food
Perfect for watersports
You'll be able to try out diving and other watersports close to Kriopigi
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Enjoy the chilled nights out in Kriopigi with a cocktail at a seafront taverna
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Things to do in Kriopigi
By far the greatest attraction in Kriopigi is its pretty pebbly beach. Awarded the Blue Flag, it’s surrounded by pine woodland and olive groves that produce olive oil, which you are likely to sample in local restaurants.
Built amphitheatrically on the slopes of the green hills, Kripigi has a wonderful view of the Gulf of Kassandra. You are bound to find lots of remnants of the past as the area has been inhabited since ancient times, with Kriopigi built in the place of the ancient towns of Neapolis and Flegra. In the charming town square there are also remains of an ancient theatre.in Kriopigi.
You can also step back in time in Greece’s second-biggest city, Thessaloniki. Only 90 kilometres outside of Kriopigi, the cosmopolitan city has a history that dates back some 2,300 years. Like an open-air museum, the city has plenty of Byzantine monuments, as well as 5th century churches and Ottoman architecture in the Old City to explore.
Holidays in Kriopigi begin at its beautiful sandy beach. As a double Blue Flag winner and flanked by pine-clad hills, Pigadakia beach is extremely picturesque and somewhere you’d want to spend the whole day. With plenty of sun loungers and parasols to rent, you can easily get a cold drink and snack at the nearby cafés and tavernas. If you’re looking for a relaxing spot, there are quieter coves to discover.
The ribbons of stunning golden sand tickle the crystal clear waters that are ideal for unwinding in the wonderful Greek sunshine. Swim in the warm crystalline waters, which are shallow enough for little ones and make for a serine holiday. If you fancy playing some beach games, then park your towels at the southern side of the beach where it’s at its widest.
Also on the peninsula of Halkidiki is the Kallithea beach that looks across the sea to views of the hills of Sithonia. By day the beach hosts volleyball and water sports, while at night it becomes a party spot.
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