In Nea Kallikratia for a few days
Nea Kallikratia is a small town with just 10 thousand inhabitants. From Thessaloniki is only 35km away.
The city has a beautiful and wide sandy beach, usually very crowded.
The city is always full of tourists. The promenade and the square are full of stores, pastry shops and restaurants. By the recommendation of the locals, we tried some homemade dishes in Magiria restaurant. They offer 6-7 meals, not bed at all, but not the best among those we've tried. The prices are very low and we were very surprised (much lower than in Sithonia). A portion of cooked meal with meat costs only 4 euros, and without meat (beans and other vegetables) only 3 euros. You can buy fish and seafood for 5-8 euros.
About 3km out of Nea Kallikratia, there is a long and wide sandy beach named after the beach bar Sahara. This bar is literally huge. The sea is beautiful in this part, calm, clear and transparent. There are several more bars, besides the Sahara, such as Yolo and Sunshine. Between the bars is a free space for visitors who have their own beach equipment. You can enjoy either in peace or music from the bars. This beach belongs to Nea Iraklia, and all tourists from this place as well as from Nea Kallikratia can come to enjoy it. The sunsets here are beautiful.
On the other side of Nea Kalikratia is the organised beach Mikonjatika. This beach is a bit narrow, sea is not shallow, depth is gradual, but the beach bars are completely surrounded by greenery. The Copa Shape bar that used to have an aqua park doesn't exist anymore. At this place now is the Corona bar with the same, large pool, but the slides don't work. Here in the greenery and shade you can spend a wonderful day, by the pool or on the beach. Next to Corona is one more bar, really nice, perfect for relaxation, because it is in deep shade. Name of the bar is Aloha. You can spend the whole day on this beach, because there is a tavern, too.
We have spent one afternoon in the beautiful Vergias beach and we also enjoy wild bays between Nea Kalikratia and Mikonjatika.
At the end, you have to visit and the pastry shop Chocolat and to try their famous profiterole.
Conslusion: every place in Greece is nice, if there is good organization.