Do you want everything to be easygoing, affordable - cheap, quiet and kids-friendly?
Then Olympiaki Akti or Olympic Beach is a great choice and a popular destination for family vacations. It has long stretch of golden sand beach, with blue shallow water and amenities perfect for kids and moreover the natural environment of the area, the cultural heritage, the excursions to mountain and seaside villages will impress all ages travelers.
At the beach
Children love to swim, run, play with friends, dig in the sand and
make sand castles. They enjoy collecting sea shells and small stones of different colors. They find driftwood and use it to make crafts. They also play volleyball, beach racket and frisbee.
But the most fun and engaging experience they can have is with the water sports activities. Here, they can find paddle boats, inflatable tubes, crazy sofa, banana boat, jet ski, ringo, water ski, wakeboard, canoe, SUP and parasailing. It depends on the age of the child but there is something for everyone. You can find the two small-sized local businesses, Poseidon Water Sports and Waterxsports located at the north side of the beach town.
Another thrilling water adventure for kids can be the water fun park at the south part of Olympic Beach.
If you want to break up the beach routine, a good place for families is Waterpark Kariba in the nearby beach town of Paralia.
Walk around the pedestrian streets of Olympic Beach and enjoy the Greek cuisine, donuts, popcorn, sweets and ice creams. You can find unique souvenir shops and clothing. Or spend some time at the park that has two playgrounds and narrow paths to follow throughout your walk. You will find plenty of opportunity to take some memorable photographs. You can even pose in front of the large “I LOVE OLYMPIC BEACH” logo with you and your loved ones.
Have some fun at Magic Park Max and take funny family photos in photobooth, or have your family portrait sketched by a street artist. Also, enjoy festivals and other events that may take place in the center square during your stay.
Another fun option is to rent a surrey bike and explore the resort of Olympic Beach or take a trip with the fun train and visit the next resort Paralia.
At Paralia village, if you are interested in a go - cart experience, Karting is a good suggestion.
Also, many kids enjoy the upside-down house and of course, you can visit Paralia’s Luna park and enjoy the panoramic wheel, the bumper cars and the carousel.
Katerini a small city with a large pedestrian zone (commercial center) full of shops and cafes. Go to the Public Park which is a true oasis for walks surrounded by greenery and fountains. Visit Eleftherias (Liberty) Square at the beginning of the pedestrian, Macedonia Square with a bowling center.
Experience the amazing Ourlia Waterfalls in Mountain Olympus and dive in the cold waters of the Olympian Gods, unique experience.
Cruise on the sea
Combine mountain and sea
Visit Palaios Panteleimonas a preserved traditional village with an impressive architecture, a fantastic view of Thermaikos gulf, a cinematic scenery and swim under Platamonas Castle.
I hope all that information motivates you to book you summer vacation in Olympic Beach with your kids! Book your vacation today at Atira Apart Hotel, your family accommodation!