The delicious aroma of sun-warmed pine trees mixed with sea salt – it’s likely that you’ll smell Akti Elias long before you see it. Located on the Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki, Akti Elias holidays are all about spending time at its beautiful beach. The 2-kilometre-long Blue Flag beach is a thin strip of soft golden sand that extends like a silk scarf along the coast. At its edge, the clear blue water is so still and calm that it looks like a mirror. Scenery doesn’t get more relaxing than this.
Although Akti Elias is a resort area, meaning there are masses of great dining options and beaches with sunloungers and umbrellas to rent, the resort remains a little under the radar. This means that during holidays to Akti Elias, you still have a chance to discover your own hidden corner of paradise.
Visit the Folklore Museum
Spend an afternoon at the tiny Folklore Museum, where you’ll see how Greeks lived in the 19th century and can examine household items, furniture, costumes and pottery from that time.
Laze at the beach
Akti Elias’s beach is beautiful and the water is without a ripple in sight. You could spend weeks swimming and sunbathing here and never tire of the view.
Take a stroll
Akti Elias is surrounded by miles of scented pine-tree forests. They’re a particularly pleasant place to find some shade from the sun on a mid-morning walk.