Holidays in
Kriopigi

A low-key Greek seaside escape

Fancy a seaside spot with calm and charm in equal measure? Kriopigi, a beautiful coastal village nestled in the pine-tree forests of Halkidiki’s Kassandra peninsula, has both in spades. Overlooking the tranquil Toroneos Gulf, Kriopigi holidays are ideal for families or couples looking to unwind and relax by the sea. The town itself is charming, with a cold spring flowing through it, a small ancient amphitheatre and a vibrant village square.

You’ll undoubtedly spend most of your time wandering through the pine forests or relaxing on Kriopigi’s irresistible sand beach. It has a Blue Flag award and astonishingly clear waters, which make it a perfect place for snorkelling adventures. When you’re feeling peckish, there are seaside tavernas and cafés where you can feast on traditional cuisine. A far cry from the hustle and bustle of some Greek resorts, on holidays to Kriopigi you’ll find true relaxation.

Your Kriopigi questions, answered

Kriopigi is home to some fantastic traditional tavernas. Sample local dishes, such as stuffed calamari and tasty moussaka, washed down with a glass of ouzo.

Halkidiki is famous for its honey, particularly the pine-tree variety. Pick up a jar or two of this delicious sweet nectar at Kriopigi’s local shops.

Evenings are low-key in Kriopigi – there are a handful of local bars where you can drink ouzo and wine. For more hedonistic nights, head to nearby Kallithea.

Best things to do in Kriopigi

Soak up the views

Built on the slopes of a hill, Kriopigi has fantastic views of the bay and the rest of Halkidiki. The village faces east, so wake up early to watch the sunrise – it’s spectacular.

Enjoy the beach

Lounge under the shade of the pine trees or sprawl out under an umbrella – whatever you choose, you’ll want to spend days at Kriopigi’s lovely beach.

Relax in the village

Kriopigi has retained much of its traditional charm – spend an afternoon strolling through its cobblestone streets and stop in the village square for a coffee.