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Swimming Weekend at Katerini area.
Saturday morning and the hour of departure has arrived. Our trunk is full of mats, sunscreen and a huge will to travel. Destination: Platamonas, Nei Pori and Neos Panteleimon. Maximum journey time: one hour and a quarter , if you decided to detour to get away with the three tolls towards Leptokarya.
As soon as you turn on Plaka Litochorou you move along the sea and you can see the famous castle of Platamonas. Stop just below the castle hill, at the beach " Fasoli (Bean)"
You now have to options: either to sit at one of the local beach bars (maybe the crowded " KARAVI (BOAT) " or the quiet and relaxing " HALARA (EASY) " ) or get your pick nick and walk to the old and picturesque gallery of the train , which no longer passes through here. You knuckle down the mat in one of the quiet and distant, physical and shaded coves and enjoy yourself by watching the beauty of the landscape , which is pleasantly only one hour away from Thessaloniki.
To get yourself in action i recommend you to dive from the rocks or do some snorkelling, since the sea is crystal clear with big shiny pebbles and caves along the indented coast. If you're a keen swimmer you can go swimming to the fabulous and picturesque villa Moskov, a trademark of the region.
Next day you can try the beach bars located between Platamonas and the nearby village of Nei Pori. Just choose the beach bar with the most available sunbeds. Don't bother a lot.
For example, the " KALAMAKI " , the " AMETHYSTOS " , the " SALOUFES " and "VENUS". You will enjoy swimming in a sand beach, far more cosmopolitan than yesterday's choice.
If you liked the swimming-weekend here, consider to come back. You are only an hour and a quarter away.
About the Author
Hello i am Evi, born and raised in Thessaloniki and a lawer since 2005. Expept for sports and extreme sports in nature, my other great love is to travel. When i come back from a trip i have to preper the next one to feel good.