Vourvourou: One of the best-kept secret summer destinations in Greece
Sithonia is the second peninsula of Halkidiki, and for some, the best destination for holiday activities in Greece. For the locals is just a symphony in blue and green, that pretty much is undiscovered from tourists. It has the most exciting landscape and the most authentic feel from the three legs of Halkidiki. Basically, it is the perfect summer destination for everyone that prefers a more laid-back atmosphere and definitely a top family-friendly summer place.
Is Vourvourou the best destination for holiday activities?
Vourvourou is a small village, located in the center of the Sithonia peninsula and can be described as Sithonia’s destination for the well to do. Without a proper village center, Vourvourou is more of a community of small family apartments and studios, many of which have a lush grassy strip of beachfront property. The region offers a unique combination of sea with characteristics of a lake, a mountain covered with thick forests and 9 unique islands, visible from the beach, making it the best destination for holiday activities.
So, if you love to explore, discover new cultures, get active or enjoy iconic wildlife, Vourvourou offers one of the best destination for holiday activities in Greece. There is definetely an activity for you! Read the following guide to get a complete listing of the best summer activities in Vourvourou, Halkidiki!
Exploring Vourvourou by a Sea Kayak !
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of tourism, sport, fun, nature, and a touch of local culinary healthy experience, why not go sea kayaking in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Halkidiki? Settle into a comfortable kayak, get instructions, paddle behind an experienced guide and completely immerse yourself in the amazing Vourvourou coastline. Beautiful scenery, various unique and secluded sites and locations with crystal turquoise waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling, is what you should expect!
All-inclusive, guided trips and tours are offered daily from our local-based company Sea Kayak Halkidiki, starting from May through to the end of October, providing an adventure that truly makes you feel like a liberated explorer in command of the sea and land. Departing from Vourvourou, these sea kayak trips provide a perfect opportunity to paddle the clear blue waters around Diaporos island (the largest of the 9 islets that are located on the bay), while exploring some of the most beautiful and remote beaches of Sithonia, like Karydi beach, Hawaii beach and the famous Blue Lagoon. Paddlers also have the opportunity to visit “Krifto”, a natural 700-metre bay, where you have the chance to explore the ruins of the pre-Byzantine Temple of St. Andreas, the oldest temple in Sithonia (500 B.C.).
A perfect mixture of adventure, picturesque scenery and amazing history!
The trips are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities, so no previous kayaking experience is required whatsoever. Ideal for couples and families with children. The highlight of the sea kayaking tours, is the freshly homemade Greek-style picninc lunch, with lots of local delicacies, fresh fruits and healthy snacks!
Guided Yoga Kayaking Tours in Vourvourou
Yoga is a perfect complement to kayaking, and the Sea Kayak Halkidiki company offers all-inclusive guided Yoga Kayaking tours, combining sea kayaking with yoga practice in the beautiful Diaporos island in the Bay of Vourvourou. The yoga kayaking trip aims to enhance your awareness of the natural world around you through a guided sea kayak eco trip and uplifting yoga class. You can find more information here. The combination of yoga and kayaking is something you don’t want to pass up, it truly is a wonderful way to experience Vourvourou’s beautiful landscape.
An unforgetable Fishing Kayak Experience
Catch and eat your own fish while kayaking in the beautiful Diaporos island! This Sea Kayak Fishing trip combines two widely popular outdoor activities in one unique experience. Enjoy a calm relaxed paddling in beautiful secluded beaches of the Diaporos island in Vourvourou bay, while learning everything you need to know about fishing, cleaning and barbecue your own fish!
The Amazing Hiking Trip of Mt. Itamos in Sithonia
The Sithonia peninsula in Halkidiki, is best known for its beaches. However, there is no better way to admire the coastline than watching the beautiful view from above. The hiking trip follows the trails throughout mountain’s pinewoods, in an equally dense network of wide paths and small roads, which constitute the most beautiful and unexploited routes of Sithonia. It is a protected reserve with extraordinary flaura and fauna. The forest is ideal for walking and throughout most of the trip you have the chance to admire marvelous views towards Vourvourou bay and the complex of Diaporos islands, which are dominated by the imposing shape of Mt. Athos (2.033 m). Mammals that live in the mountain are wolves, foxes, rabbits and wild boars and roe deer.
With so many different sights to visit, and so many things to do, Vourvourou in Halkidiki is your best destination for holiday activities in Greece, where you can spend your summer days swimming, sea kayaking, practicing yoga, fishing and hiking. Don’t miss out the chance, then, to discover everything!
And don’t forget to treat yourself to the highest quality and professionalism that only the Sea Kayak Halkidiki company can offer!
- Sea Kayak Halkidiki center
- Vourvourou, Sithonia
- GR 63078, Halkidiki, Greece
- Website: www.seakayakhalkidiki.gr