nearby golden sand beaches
How about swimming in some of Europe’s best beaches, while enjoying an exciting urban city break at the same time?
This summer choose the ideal vaycay scenario by exploring exotic-level beaches just a short drive away from The Modernist.
Live your own Greek Summer Experience without compromising on the safety and comfort of a luxurious down town boutique accommodation.
With most destinations about an hour away, tops, you’ll be back just in time for a slow, refreshing cocktail in Thessaloniki’s summer hot spots.
Choose among the following nearby swimming getaways, and don’t hesitate to ask our front office for further recommendations and thorough instructions on the easiest ways to get there.
Epanomi, Thessaloniki’s Riviera
Just 25km from Thessaloniki city center, this cute little coastal town is the most popular (and closest) swimming choice among locals.
Epanomi is known for its beautiful organized beaches – awarded annually with the Blue Flag – and its traditional good wine and tsipouro.
42km or 45m
A very long and wide, well-organized beach with numerus bars alongside and clear family friendly waters
44km or 48m
If crystal clear quiet waters, a relaxed vibe, and the view of an old shipwreck in the middle of the sea can’t chill you out, we don’t know what does!
Kassandra peninsula, Chalkidiki
Famous for its ancient sites, preserved villages, golden sand beaches, engaging nightlife, annual festivals and family friendly vibe.
Stroll around the picturesque villages of Kassandrino and Afytos, and taste fresh fish in one of its many sea side taverns on your way back to the city.
110km or 1h20m
Fine sand, crystal clear waters and a very long shoal – ideal for children.
The beach is renowned for its many bars that attract a party crowd during weekends.
105km or 1h 15m
A less crowed, peaceful option with unrealistically clean and quiet waters and a small forest behind the beach.
102 km or 1h 15m
The sea is on both sides of a stunning sandbar that stretches deep into it.
There are no bars around Faros Beach, so bring your own snacks and parasols and enjoy the peaceful scenery.
Sithonia peninsula, Chalkidiki
Nature lovers will fall for Sithonia’s tranquility, white sand beaches and some of the clearest waters worldwide.
Explore the natural landscape and wander around the stone houses of Parthenonas village and Nikiti’s Old Town.
134km or 1h 50m
Also known as “Paradise Beach” or “Orange Beach”, Kavourotrypes is often compared to a paradise on earth. Emerald waters surrounded by dense pine trees and white coves, with an exceptional view to Mount Athos. A bit too crowed over weekends.
113km or 1h30m
Rent a boat to explore the unrealistically emerald sea of this complex of tiny islands, located just across Vourvourou village.
104km or 1h 20m
A small and delightful beach that rarely gets crowded and is famous for its crystal clear waters.
Pieria, the Olympus Riviera
Located at the foot of Mount Olympus and the shores of the Thermaikos Gulf.
Within an one-hour drive from Thessaloniki you can visit the famous Archaeological Museum of Dion, the picturesque villages of Litochoro and Palaios Panteleimonas, 16th century monasteries, medieval castles and local wineries.
107km or 1h 20m
Beautiful, busy beach with a view to mount Olympus, a marina for small boats and exceptionally clean waters.