Platanitsi is located about 3 km north from Sarti. It is the most beautiful beach and the holder of the Blue Flag and you will find it when you start from Sarti following east coast towards Vourvourou. The beach is within the same named camp – Platanitsi.
The beach is well marked and on the main road you will easily spot the panel where is necessary to turn. If you are staying on the beach for more than two hours in the season it is necessary to pay the entrance that is 1.5E per person. The entrance is free after half of September.
There is a parking inside and outside of the camp. If you decide to park outside, from the ramp for entrance to the beach, leads the path through a beautiful forest of about 200m, which you will have to cross by foot. The path which separates right. leads to Africaffe, and the path which goes straight leads to the central part of the beach.
Africafe is a very popular beach bar and very well visited. Sunbeds are included with the drink. The bar is situated in deep shade, measured and decorated with taste, in bright and pastel shades, with comfortable sofas to relax in. What may disturb you is only the loud music, so our recommendation for lovers of peace and families with small children is not to go there, but it is perfect for those who like to enjoy the beach with good music.
Nearby there is another bar where the set of sunbeds with a parasol costs 5e, and there is no music.
Platanitsi is a great beach, and there is plenty of free space for everyone with their own equipment.
The beach has lifeguards, toilets, showers. Toilets are not in the best condition, but in any case they are a better version of the Toi-Toi mobile toilets which exist on many beaches on Sithonia.
In the middle of the beach there is a passing channel that usually dries up during the summer, and on the left side of the beach are mainly campers and considering that the beach in that part is quite narrow, there is less room for other visitors. Behind the rocks on the left side there are several smaller bays and one slightly bigger where you could be more isolated.
The right part of the beach is nicer, wider and more visited and we recommend this place.
The beach itself is around 550m long, sandy on the shore and in the water. Depth is gradual from the beginning and is suitable for swimmers. The sand is bright and the sea is turquoise. When there is wind, the water gets a little wavy.
The beach is very beautiful, and in our opinion, it is one of the most beautiful on the eastern coast of Sithonia. It is ideal for a visit in June and September when there are no crowds, but even in the high season it's worth of visiting.
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