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Located on Halkidiki's first Peninsula, Kassandra, and just about 85 km away from the hustle and bustle of Greece's second-largest city Thessaloniki, you will find one of Greece's premier summer vacation destinations: Kallithea. This vacation hotspot is also known as being one of the most cosmopolitan places in all of Halkidiki's three Peninsulas.
Your stay in Kallithea will ensure that you and whomever you travel with will have the perfect vacation for you. With so many hotel rooms available, you will be able to find anything you're looking for whether it be some more economical accommodations, or something a little more lavish and one of the luxury hotels in the area, you will find exactly what you're looking for.
Surrounded by pine forests on one side, and lined with the gorgeous sea on the other, it is truly no surprise why Kallithea has become such a vacation hotspot. To go along with the raw, powerful natural beauty of the area there are also a lot of man-made features that add to its allure, such as one of the largest shopping facilities in all of Halkidiki, as well as numerous wonderful restaurants just waiting to send you on a gastronomic adventure, and even - for those lovers of late nights - there's a pretty active party scene.
Naturally, one of the best destinations in all of the town is the wonderful sandy beach. And while it is the perfect spot to spread out a beach blanket, plant an umbrella and just spend days at a time relaxing in the sun and swimming in the surf, there is so much more to offer, too. Such as wonderful historic sites such as the church, St. Panteleimon, which is designed in the old Russian style. There are also numerous archaeological sites that can be explored.
One of the best aspects of staying in Kallithea that it is centrally located to so many popular Kassandra destinations such as Afitos, Hanioti and even Pefkohori, which means that relaxing beachside in soaking in some hot summer rays is not the only daytime activity for you and your family, friends or loved one to partake in as there are plenty of day trips available. And if you do not feel like renting a car, there are plenty of buses and shuttles that transfer people to and from these various locations - so relaxation can always be your number one priority well on vacation.
Of course, no Greek vacation can be talked about without mentioning the wonderful Mediterranean climate that blesses the entire area. Because of this you will not have to worry about what time of the year to book your trip as Kallithea is home to wonderful weather 12 months a year. In the peak vacation season of some the temperatures usually hover around the mid-30s but can sometimes jump as high as into the 40s - I guess it is a good thing that they such wonderful crisp, clear water to cool yourself. However, come the fall and winter months the temperatures stays pretty outstandingly warm as he usually hovers around the mid-20s. There truly is no bad time to take a visit Kallithea!
Kalithea beach is a very popular place on the northeastern side of Rhodes Island, located just seven kilometers away from Rhodes Town. It sits between the party resort of Faliraki and the capital Rhodes Town. Kalithea attracts mostly locals that come for a quick swim, but in the recent years it became increasingly popular with the tourists as well. Outside of the main summer season this is the place where most of the citizens of Rhodes Town come to relax and enjoy on the beach. One of the reasons for Kalithea beach popularity is that it offers very laid-back, quiet atmosphere. Evenings are very peaceful and calm, and Kalithea is ideal for those people that want to have a peaceful vacation. Near Kalithea you will find many attractive coves and tiny inlets with crystal clear turquoise waters.
Kalithea weather is typically Mediterranean. Summers are dry and hot, with average temperatures in the lower 30s C. Spring and autumn months are also very pleasant for swimming and sunbathing with average temperatures in the upper 20s C.
Kalithea is a very attractive place to visit ever since the 1920s. One main reason for that are the hot thermal waters and ancient baths built by the Italians. The baths went into renovation process recently, and today they are once again top attraction to see. The springs are located on the Kalithea Bay and are known for their healing and therapeutic properties.
The coastline of Kalithea has many nice little bays and beautiful coves. Each of the bays have an own taverna or a smaller bar where you can relax and enjoy splendid sea views. The main beach of Kalithea is made of sand and shingle, while the waters are very clean and shallow. On the beach you can hire sunloungers and umbrellas, and there are some possibilities for water sports as well. Just below the renovated spa you will find an extra small beach where you can relax. There is a small entrance fee for this beach, but it is very nice and it is not crowded.
Kalithea offers plenty of accommodation possibilities, ranging from smaller hotels to large holiday complexes. There are also a few nice tavernas and restaurants where you can enjoy nice meals. Nightlife is very low-key, without loud nightclubs or discos. There are some bars that have live music nights, but usually everything gets quiet before midnight. For those that seek night parties, resort of Faliraki is a short drive away.
Kalithea is one of those places on Rhodes Island that can serve as an ideal base for exploring the wider region. Close to Kalithea is the charming little village called Koskinou. It has a nice main square and many whitewashed houses with painted windows. There you can spend a relaxing afternoon wandering on the narrow cobbled streets. UNESCO protected World Heritage Site of Rhodes Town is also less than ten minutes drive away. There are lots of things to explore there, such as the Palace of Grand Masters, Street of the Knights or the Suleiman Mosque.