Doesn’t matter if you love going to the beach or not, at least once a year a sea-scape is essential! As for Greece – this is one of the best places for a summer holiday. It’s so beautiful and there is no other place where white and blue bond so well! Blue doors – white walls, blue sea – white waves… Lovely! This year’s location – Nikiti, Halkidiki, is only 100 km away from Thessaloniki. It started developing back in the 1950s and in the 70s the coastal plain was included into plans for the village’s development and many new buildings were built there. And here are 3 things you can do to surely experience the pleasure of doing nothing a.k.a. dolce far niente:
Find a House at the Beach
There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and having the beach all to yourself. You take a cup of coffee and drink it while staring at the calm and smooth sea. I recommend 2 Airbnb houses Captain Jack Sparrow and The Black Pearl (which are next to each other) and in both of which can sleep 9 people.
The Old Town of Nikiti
This little paradise is situated not far away from the center of Nikiti. A quiet, pretty and picturesque place that you shouldn’t miss! It has Cyclades islands vibes (just like in the “Mamma mia” movies). On its highest point, there is a church where you can see the blue sea from! After our walk, we found this cute cafe & bar place where we enjoyed a cup of Greek coffee and cold lemonade.
What is dolce far niente without a little gelato? Gelateria Ksilaki has opened earlier this year and apart from the d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s ice cream (which is definitely on top of my criteria), it has super cute (& Instagram-worthy) pastel interior & exterior!
Don’t forget to have fun, relax and just enjoy the view – especially the beautiful sunsets while having a glass of wine 🙂