With summer slowly approaching, the sun is Greece’s best friend! The beautiful weather can only mean one thing; it’s time to hit the beach. Greece is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world, Halkidiki included. Halkidiki is a one and a half hour drive to pure perfection, fine sands and crystal waters. Take the opportunity to cruise the Greek waters from one exquisite island to another alongside your friends for a truly memorable experience.
The first part of the journey will begin in the small village of Ormos Panagias known for its delicious seafood selection and hospitable locals. After departure we will arrive at Ammouliani Island, this small majestic island’s name comes from the word sand, “ammos” in Greek which can only mean it is renowned for its golden sands complimented by turquoise waters. It is also the perfect destination to stroll around, grab a coffee, and even go sightseeing. Lagonisi Island is the final destination of our cruise; although we do not visit the island itself we will dock in the bay giving us a chance to explore the waters and pull out a few beach games.
Meeting point: Before departing Thessaloniki, we will all meet at 8.00 am close to the White Tower where the bus will be waiting to transfer us to our next destination. It is important to mention that transportation is an additional fee. Feel free to take other means of travelling to Ormos Panagias.
Departure from Thessaloniki: We will depart from Thessaloniki and drive to the second peninsula of Halkidiki, Sithonia. The drive should take about an hour and a half, upon arrival; the bus will drop us off in the small village of Ormos Panagias.
Boarding at Ormos Panagias: As soon as we arrive at Ormos Panagias, we may then proceed to board the traditional Greek boat and set sail for Ammouliani Island.
Arrive at Ammouliani Island: Once we have sailed to the traditional Greek island’s port, we will then have around 45 minutes free time; this is the chance for you to familiarize yourself with your surroundings, take some photos, and treat yourself to an ice-cream.
Leave the port and commence to the beach: At some point we will get back on the boat and sail until we reach a secluded beach surrounded by crystal clear waters. At this point, we will have more free time. Now would be the time to swim, lie on the beach and absorb some rays. Bring some beach games along with you too like some balls and rackets.
Light lunch: After spending some time in the sun, lunch will be served on the boat. Some famous Greek dishes will be served, such as souvlaki, tzatziki, potato chips and Greek salad.
Party time!: This is the time where the boat turns into a party boat! Traditional Greek live bouzouki will be played, now would be the time to show off your dance skills. If requested, we will be able to play some of your music too!
Swim at Lagonisi Island: Our trip still isn’t over- we will then proceed by sailing to Lagonisi Island where we can jump off the boat into the blue waters, you can continue swimming and playing games in the water.
Depart from Ormos Panagias: After a day filled with fun and sun, it will be time to head back home, at 6.00 pm we will be back the Ormos Panagias port.
Arrive in Thessaloniki: At around 8.00 pm we would have arrived in Thessaloniki