The sand, the sun and the water – these are the only things you’ll need to think about on Gerakina holidays. This seaside resort in Greece’s Halkidiki is truly all about the beach. The main sweep sits between two pine-tree-covered hills and has white sands and tropical blue-green waters. If sunbathing and lounging are top of the agenda, then parasols and sunloungers are readily available to rent. For those who want to get a little more active, there are plenty of water sports to try.
As Gerakina is a well-organised, established resort, you won’t want for anything – there are local souvenir shops to browse and seaside tavernas where freshly grilled fish and sun-dried octopus are served. Once you’ve enjoyed sunset, evenings can be spent in one of the town’s beach bars or cocktail joints. For blissful beach time without any worries, things don’t get much better than holidays to Gerakina.
Explore some mines
The mineral-rich soil in Halkidki means that mining forms the backbone of the local economy. Just north of Gerakina Beach, you can visit some fascinating old granulite and magnesite mines.
Try exciting water sports
There are masses of different water sports to try in Gerakina – get a thrill by going jet-skiing, or test your balance with stand-up paddle boarding.
Bask at the beach
Find your spot on the sand with an iced coffee in one hand and a good book in the other – that’s all you need to while away entire afternoons at splendid Gerakina Beach.