PORTOKALI BEACH OR KAVOUROTRYPES
Portokali Beach or Kavourotrupes (meaning crab holes) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Halkidiki. The scenery is really amazing, crystal clear water, sand and white rocks….simply the best beach in Sithonia. But unfortunately if you want to enjoy swimming there you should avoid the months of July and August. During these months, especially on weekends, this paradise is overcrowded. It is also one of the most popular beaches for free camping.
HOW TO GET THERE
Located on the east coast of Sithonia, Portokali Beach or Orange Beach, as it is also called, lies somewhere between Sarti and Vourvourou. Its original name in Greek is Kavourotripes (meaning crab holes). You can`t see it from the main road, but it is not so hard to find it thanks to the signboards on both sides of the road saying Portokali. The road after the turnoff is uneven and steep. After 50 meters going down you will get to a leveled spot under a group of trees – this is the parking space. You already see the beach but you can`t continue by car.
In the past the beach was used by nudes mainly, but recently it became popular and all tourists occupy it.
The right side of Portokali beach consists of limestone rocks where you can stretch your towel and walk calmly without slipping, and there are some sandy spots. The sea floor is sandy and the water is unique combination of light and dark blue.
The mermaid makes this place even more impressive and interesting. Everyone wonders who was the artist that created the sculptures but he preferred to remain anonymous.
Some people say the sculptures where carved by students some others claim the creator was a bearded man called Dionysios.
On the left side you will find the Portokali beach bar where you can use sunbeds and umbrellas for free if you order some drinks or food from the bar.