Introducing holidays to Pefkohori
Pefkohori is a beautiful tourist town located in the southeast of the peninsula of Kassandra in North Greece. Its name comes from the pine trees that grow in abundance in the mountainous region of the area. The town offers a more secluded and low-key holiday experience than many other Greek tourist resorts, making it ideal for young families, couples and more mature holidaymakers. Pefkohori’s relative seclusion doesn’t make it boring, though. There’s plenty to do here, from taking a stroll along the promenade to sunbathing on the sandy beaches, going swimming in the blue waters along the coast or hitting the shops to find some bargains. The small-town feel of Pefkohori makes it an ideal destination for experiencing day-to-day Greek culture and sampling plenty of authentic Greek cuisine, from small platters of tzatziki to fresh fish and enjoying a few glasses of ouzo.
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 3h 10m
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Life’s a beach
Pefkohori beach is very beautiful, with vibrant clear blue waters and warm sand-pebble mixed shores. The beach is smaller than many other Greek resorts which gives it a more intimate and friendly feel. Pefkohori is a good choice of beach holiday destination for holidaymakers who prefer a more temperate climate and don’t enjoy getting too hot. July is the hottest month in Pefkohori with average temperatures of around 25 degrees, pleasantly warm but not overly hot. During the summer months, the beach can become is bustling which makes it ideal for family holidays and larger group holidays where you want to socialise with other tourists and the locals. The waters are clear and calm, creating the ideal conditions for paddling in the water with children. At Pefkohori’s promenade there are plenty of pleasant tavernas overlooking the beach, and several picturesque spots at the nearby beach of Pagliouri. With the serene waters, Pefkohori is also a decent place for snorkelling.
For a challenging and invigorating walk, pack a bag with snacks and plenty of water and walk along the beach from Pefkohori to Glarocavos. With the cloud-dotted sky overhead and picturesque views out over the sea, your walk is rewarded with stunning scenery and the opportunity to discover plenty of quaint little beach bars on the way where you can stop, rest your feet and enjoy a nice coffee. Head to nearby Loutra village by car or taxi from Pefkohori to make use of the spa with its therapeutic thermal waters, which are said to have wonderful healing abilities. One of the most unique tourist attractions of the Pefkohori area is the beach and ghost port at Glarocavos, one of the most beautiful beaches in this region. Located only 3km from Pefkohori beach, there’s a canteen and sunbeds set out at the beach overlooking the crystal clear waters and strikingly light sand. If you head further along the beach, you’ll come across an abandoned old port with several wrecked little boats and beautiful views of the verdant landscape giving you the chance to take some seriously show stopping pictures that will impress all your family and friends back home.