Nikiti Beach is a popular resort area in Sithonia, centrally located on the Chalkidi peninsula, this beautiful stretch of coastline with its green-blue water, organised beaches and rocky coves has become one of the most vibrant holiday destinations.
Featuring its own world-class marina that offers dockage facilities to sailing boats and yachts, Nikiti Beach guarantees a relaxing holiday in a wonderful setting.
One of Nikiti Beach highlights is its promenade lined with traditional tavernas, restaurants, cafes and bars overlooking the sandy stretch of beach with gorgeous sea views.
My Stay at Royalty Suites, Nikiti Beach Chalkidiki
Located just a few steps from its own private sandy beach, the Royalty Suites provides the ultimate resort style living, just a few minutes walk from the Nikiti Beach marina and promenade.
Featuring 19 luxury apartments and suites that can accommodate from two up to four people. These luxury beach apartments provide you with great sea breeze and marvellous sunsets right from your own private veranda. Some of the apartments overlook the gardens. Wake up to spectacular sunrises and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.
Each apartment has been designed with comfort in mind featuring its own fully equipped kitchenette, modern furnishings, expansive windows and electric blinds. The bathroom is stocked with Apivita toiletries and features a walk-in shower.
During my trip to Chalkidiki we stayed for three nights at the Royalty Suites Seaside in the Royal Suite which spans across two levels and is connected by a spiral staircase. On the top level there are two beds. These type of suites are great for families with kids.
There is also a second property, which is located further up the hill, the Royalty Suites Loft which opens up to panoramic sea views.
Royalty Suites Loft accommodation ranges from standard rooms to deluxe rooms and the Royalty Apartment which features a separate bedroom, living room with a dining table as well as a spacious fully equipped kitchen.
Where to eat in Nikiti Beach
There are plenty of flavours to choose from when holidaying in Nikiti Beach. From souvlaki gyros, to smaller family run tavernas serving tender grilled meats and fresh seafood, the choice is as vibrant as the scene. Here are a few places that we tried during our trip.
Akrogiali enjoys a prime location on the Nikiti Beach promenade. We had dinner two nights in a row here and everything was fantastic.
The restaurant gets quite busy during the evenings. They serve a fantastic selection of appetisers and fresh seafood. We had grilled shrimps, delicious grilled vegetables platter, fish roe salad (taramasalata), and the seafood spaghetti is a must try. There is also a large selection of fresh fish that you can choose from.
This is a family run hotel and restaurant located next to the marina. They have a pretty garden which is quite inviting in the evenings. They serve both meat and fish dishes. We tried their mussels which were good. The prices are moderate.
This is a Mediterranean restaurant located right on the beach. There are also a few tables right on the sand, for those who want that laid-back feeling of your feet touching the sand. We had light lunch here one day, ordered calamari, fish roe salad and Greek salad. Afterwards we sat at the beach which is right in front of the restaurant.
They also provide free sunbeds, you just have to order something from the restaurant.
Take a boat trip from Nikiti Beach
One of the recommended activities to do in Nikiti Beach is to take a day cruise to Lagomandra, Neos Marmaras and Kelifos. We took this trip with Sotiris Daily Cruises which departs from the marina.
Make sure to check the weekly schedule and to book in advance. In the morning we left Nikiti Beach at around 10 am and were served coffee on board. We had a relaxing swim and then headed to the town of Neos Marmaras where we had over an hour to walk around.
There are many shops in the area for those who wish to buy some souvenirs back home. We then boarded our boat and headed towards Kelifos where we swam in clear blue waters, we also came across many fried egg jellyfish.
Lunch was served onboard and consisted of souvlaki kalamakia, rice and Greek salad. Everything was delicious, wine was plentiful and the staff was super friendly.
We returned to Nikiti Beach in the afternoon. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who comes this way. The price per person inclusive of meal and drinks, 35 Euros.
Explore the beaches of Sithonia
The pristine beauty of Chalkidiki is guaranteed to take your breath away. If you wish to explore the area further, renting a car is advisable.
One of the beautiful beaches in Sithonia is Koviou beach which is located approximately 5 kilometres from Nikiti Beach. Here the waters are calm and shallow, making it ideal for families with children.
Kastri is another highly recommended beach which is located between Nikiti Beach and Agios Ioannis. This is a natural beach with no organised facilities, also great for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Agios Ioannis is one of the most popular beaches in the area. This sandy 1 kilometre long beach has organised facilities and a couple of beach bars.
How to get to Nikiti Beach from Thessaloniki Airport
The closest airport that you can fly to is Thessaloniki Airport. There is a taxi station right outside the arrivals, but you can also pre-book your taxi in advance.
Bus: The buses depart from the Thessaloniki bus station which is different from the airport station. To get to the station from where KTEL buses depart you can take a taxi or another bus.
For the bus schedule check this website. You will have to go in the direction of Sithonia.
Car: the easiest way to move around Chalkidiki is to rent a car which will give you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Nikiti Beach is located approximate an hour and 30 minutes drive from Thessaloniki airport.
Royalty Suites Chalkidiki
Ag. Barbara Beach, Nikiti
63008 Halkidiki, Greece
+30 6940 732 689