During the classical times (5th-4th century B.C.), Galipsos, the most important settlement in the region, was developed here.
The small port is open to the southwest and covered from the west by a small peninsula of south direction, which is 300 meters long and ends up at cape Néos Marmarás. The opening of the entrance is 200 meters and its penetration to the north is 300 meters.
It is one of the most beautiful and perhaps renown beaches of Chalkidiki, 2 km from the beach of Agios Ioannis and before the busy Kalogrias beach. The waters of Koviou beach are aquamarine, without many rocks, with a fine sand, ideal for endless hours of relaxation or play.
The place to see and to be seen! For those wishing to be in the center of things, Nikiti which is in front of the homonymousous settlement is the suitable point as it is full of bars, taverns and shops. On the beach you can find umbrellas, deck chairs as well as various marine sports.
Found between Pyrgos and Ormos Panagias, it is an immense, exotic and quiet sandy beach with spotless waters. The light blue color of the sea, the white sandy coast, the green of the pine forest of Sithonia and the glaucus of classic Mediterranean olive groves blend harmoniously into composing an incredible mosaic of colors.
Following the coastal way from Porto Carras to Agia Kyriaki there is a lot of small deserted coves with beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters, for those who prefer isolation. Needless to say, there is no organized beach there, so you should bring along all the necessities.
Small islet opposite Neos Marmaras whose name Kelyfos Chelona (turtle shell) explains its shape--that of a turtle! Here the only residents are wild goats and gulls! However, it is worth swimming in the light blue waters of this unique beach. Accessible only by yacht.
The islets of Anagnostou, Philippidis and Kolomparou, compose the Spalathronisia complex, a series of lovely, small, isolated beaches and clusters of small islands ideal for diving. The visitor can visit these coasts by boat and enjoy the crystal-clear blue sea and the golden sun.