Psakoudia and Gerakini. Psakoudia is located 80 kilometers (50 mi) from Thessaloniki and 20 kilometers (12 mi) from Polygyros. It lies between the peninsulas of Kassandra and Sithonia in Halkidiki. Although it only has 300 permanent residents, it is very touristy because of the beautiful four kilometers (2.5 mi) long sandy beach. Thousands of tourists vacation here in summer. The beaches are well maintained, and close to the beaches there are many tavernas, seafood restaurants, bars, beach bars, souvenir shops and many other shops.
A little further are the beaches of Gerakini and Trikorfo. These sites are similar to Psakoudia. The beaches here, too, get very busy in summer when thousands of tourists visit. Many larger and smaller hotels are available in this region and for the campers there are several campgrounds.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer