Just a breath away from the city of Thessaloniki you will find some hidden “oases” that will help you cool off the difficult and very hot summer days. This is one of the main advantages of this city, that besides the chance to enjoy the beautiful beach and feel the aura of Thermaikos, you also have the chance to find clean and easily accessible beaches for swimming.

Here are the best beaches near Thessaloniki:

Asprovalta Beach – Nea Vrasna Beach

These two beautiful beaches lie just 1 hour from the city of Thessaloniki in the Strimonic Gulf. In fact, it is one long beach since these two villages are now united. The beach of Nea Vrasna is 10 km long and is known for its fine golden sand, crystal clear turquoise waters and magnificent facilities. In fact, it has been awarded the Blue Flag and is fully organized with umbrellas and sunbeds. Various restaurants and bars are also nearby.

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Peraia Beach

One of the most cosmopolitan beaches near Thessaloniki with spectacular views of the White Tower is Peraia. With a stunning sandy beach of 7 km, full of fish taverns and seaside restaurants, Peraia Beach is the perfect place for relaxation if you want to escape from the daily routine. The sheer blue of the sea, the sun, the delicious fish dishes and the unique atmosphere of the area will excite you!

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Agia Triada Beach

Another beach you will find just a breath away from Thessaloniki is Agia Triada. Just 30km away, you can reach this beach and enjoy your swim away from the bustling city. During the summer months, even after work, you can easily and quickly visit it and enjoy an afternoon swim with your family, friends or partner. The fine sand, the lush waters and the beach facilities promise you unique moments of incredible relaxation. Don’t miss out on tasting the incredible traditional recipes with fresh fish and seafood served by the taverns by the sea!

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Epanomi Beach

The amazing landscape with the sunken ship is an attraction for both tourists and locals alike. If you enjoy underwater exploration then you should definitely visit the Epanomi area. With two beautiful beaches, Potamos and Navagio, fully organized with sunbeds, beach bar, umbrellas, fine sand and clear waters, but also excellent facilities, Epanomi is the perfect reason for a getaway near Thessaloniki. If you are active and risky enough, Epanomi beaches are definitely for you, as you will find plenty of water sports and volleyball as well as tennis courts. On the other hand, if you are just looking for relaxation and tranquillity, the setting with the magnificent view of Mount Olympus and the delicious cocktails will surely fascinate you!

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Asprovalta Beach

Taking the road to the town of Kavala, in about 80km. from the centre of Thessaloniki you will find the beautiful beach of Asprovalta. In fact, it is a great tourist resort with crystal clear waters and stunning facilities, while the natural green landscape will surely excite you! Asprovalta is another great choice for a day trip from Thessaloniki.

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We hope you find useful this article with the best beaches near Thessaloniki, especially during the days when the mercury in the city will hit red. Whether you are visiting Thessaloniki for business or staying in the city, there are always outlets to cool off from the “hot” summer temperatures.

By renting your car from Alpha Drive Rent a Car you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful beaches of Thessaloniki and live an unforgettable experience you will remember all your life!