Nea Moudania - a picturesque town with affordable prices
Nea Moudania is a picturesque town about 55km from Thessaloniki and the cultural, financial and commercial centre of the Halkidiki region (Kassandra peninsula). It has about 10000 inhabitants, a marina, long sandy beach, a large number of cafes and restaurants, landscaped parks, paved promenade and various shops.
Nea Moudania is one of the largest and most developed cities in Halkidiki. It’s in an attractive location, close to Thessaloniki (ideal for shopping and sightseeing) and not far from the Cosmos shopping centre, Waterland aqua park, Ikea and Mega outlet. On the other hand, it’s an ideal base for visiting Kassandra and Sithonia, and in addition, it’s one of the closest resorts to Serbia.
Nea Moudania provides everything you need for a complete summer vacation for families with children and young people.
The beach is 800m from the city center. A few kilometers long and mostly sandy, with crystal clear water and long shallows, arranged, with lots of sunbeds and umbrellas (to be used free of charge if you buy a drink), with showers and changing rooms. Sand is on the coast and in the water, so it suits everyone, especially children. Of course, there are rocky parts with a natural shade a bit further from the center of Nea Moudania.
Read more about beaches next to Nea Moudania here.
On the seaside, you will find plenty of cafes with beautiful gardens by the sea and taverns, as well as a large number of benches along the long, well-kept and paved promenade.
We noticed that prices in taverns and restaurants are much lower than in Sithonia and Kassandra, so you can have lunch in Mudanja. The tavern that all the locals will recommend is Monopati. It is a fish tavern with affordable prices and quality food and service. An important note is that it is only open until 6 pm even in the height of the season. Other restaurants worth visiting are: Alati kai Piperi, Despotis and Marina.
On the promenade, next to the coast, there is also the Fregio pastry shop, where you can buy one of the best ice creams in northern Greece. If you love Greek loukoumades, visit the shop Loukoumades tis Giagias (Grandma’s loukoumades) and enjoy this traditional Greek delicacy.
You can try the best and very affordable homemade ice cream at the Iantes pastry shop (this is how it is written: Gelateriα Γιάνταης) in the street El. Venizelou 20.
It is important to know that the city center is located a little further from the beach, about 10 minutes’ walk from the very beginning of the beach. The city is alive all year round, not just in summer. You meet local people on the streets and feel that vibe of a seaside town, not a resort.
Lidl is located at the entrance to Nea Moudania, supermarkets Masoutis and Arvanitidis are downtown, and every Wednesday there’s an open market with fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a wardrobe at affordable prices.
If you’d like to spend the summer in a city with a beautiful beach and opportunities for a meaningful holiday, Nea Moudania might be a good choice. Nearby, you can visit various tourist attractions and historical sites, as well as to explore beautiful bays and beaches.
Visit the following link for the complete list of accommodations in Nea Moudania.