Thessaloniki Beaches Coastline, Wind Surfing and Water Sports

(Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece)

Coastal viewA historical city known for its archaeological sites and rich Greek culture, Thessaloniki is also home to some wonderful sandy beaches, which seem to be rather overshadowed many of its tourist attractions during the summer months. The Thessaloniki beaches have good facilities, which range from shops and cafes, to volley ball pitches, changing cabins and even playground areas for children.

Many of the best beaches in Thessaloniki also offer a variety of water sports, which include water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving - perfect ways to cool down of the hottest of days. The calm and relatively shallow waters around the beaches also lend themselves to swimming, with some of the most popular sandy stretches including Agia Triada, Aretsou, Asprovalta, Nei Epivates Palirria and Nea Michaniona.

Beaches in Thessaloniki are managed by the Greek National Tourist Organisation and a number have even been awarded the prestigious EU Blue Flag, for overall cleanliness (both sand and water) and good general facilities.

Beachfront picture, taken in the summer season

List of the City's Main Beaches and Resorts