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    Do you wish for a calm vacation to relax after busy workdays? Would you leave the noise of the city behind, but for the sake of a holiday by the sea? If that’s the case, you couldn’t choose a better location than Porto Koufu. Here, you’ll find a perfect combination of calmness and the beauty of nature.

    Location of Porto Koufo

    Porto Koufu is a small fisher village 114 km from Thessaloniki. It lies in Halkidiki on the southwestern part of the Sithonia Peninsula. It’s a large, safe, and natural harbour of Sithonia. From the outer part of the harbour Kartalia, the southernmost part of the Sithonia Peninsula is visible. Porto Koufu has about 100 residents and lies 135 km from the Thessaloniki airport. The village involves only a few houses and some tourist establishments.

    Porto Koufo’s history

    Porto Koufu was a base of Turkish pirates. Ioannis Katakouzinos byzantine emperor defeated them in 1334. The German army strengthened the area and many fortresses are still visible today. Porto Koufu is the largest natural harbour in Greece.

    beaches in Porto Koufo

    The small village is surrounded by huge rocks and hills, which form a closed, arched section of shore creating the view of an inner lake. This secret gem of the Greek coast is almost invisible from the outside. Due to its direct connection to the Aegean Sea, many come to the village by boat or yacht. Rent a boat Porto Koufo. The beaches of the village are hard to divide because the shallow section of the shore is a long beach in itself. This overarches from the edge of the Gulf, the port at its southern end.

    There are no establishments on the beach, no equipment, only the soft sand and the quickly deepening, crystal clear water. The beach is especially favoured among fishers and recently, diving is also becoming popular. There are numerous small, pebbly beaches around Porto Koufu only accessible by boat. The sea deepens suddenly everywhere, so it’s not suitable for families with small children. The nearest large, sandy beach is in Toroni, which was also the ancient port of Porto Koufu. At that time, they called it the “port of the deaf”, because it was so sheltered, you couldn’t hear the sea.

    Main sights in Porto Koufo

    Surprisingly, this village, which has no more than 100 residents, offers ideal pastimes and entertaining programs. It’s a wonderful place where you can hide from the world for a few days. You can enjoy the sunshine and pleasant air in the narrow, sandy beach and the deep water is ideal for a refreshing swim or dive. You can go for an active hike in the mountains and explore the scattered ruins of the ancient Torone. Other than that, it’s a popular program to rent a boat or sailboat and explore nearby villages. The seaside promenade of Toroni has several restaurants and beach bars. Porto Koufu is also known for seafood, thus, it’s worth trying local dishes.

    The weather of Porto Koufo

    The Greek coast has a Mediterranean climate. The air of the country is very clean and dry from spring to early autumn. There’s a lot of sunshine, while the amount of rain usually decreases from the west to the east. In summer, we almost never see any clouds in the sky. Rain is practically an unknown guest in the summer months. The sea can heat up to 23-25 °C from June to August. Even in October, it’s still 23 °C. The area of Greece is constantly windy, these winds, however, are always changing. The wind that dominates summer months is called Meltemi” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etesian” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Meltemi. From June, it blows from the northwest and the northeast. It reaches its full strength, from 5 to 8 on the Beaufort scale, in July and August. The sea wind comes in late September or early October, which blows from the southeast and the southwest.

    It’s a specifically southern wind, that dominates mostly in spring and fall with a strength of 2 to 4. Due to Greece’s typical winds, it’s most rewarding to plan a sailing route from the south to the north in spring and autumn, and from the north to the south in summer. The waving is preferable compared to the Croatian archipelago since there’s a greater distance between the Greek islands. The current flows counterclockwise in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin, and northward along the Turkish coast. The water flows southward on the Eastern Greek coasts, but from the west side of the Peloponnese Peninsula northern current dominates.

    Rent a boat in Porto Koufo

    By today, Porto Koufu became a paradise of sailboats and yachts. Tourists sailing on the Aegean Sea and around Halkidiki gladly anchor in the sheltered Gulf of Porto Koufu for days. This is one of the safest harbours, partly thanks to its natural deep water. The port gives a home to fishing boats and yachts all year. It’s an excellent place to buy fish or to visit fish tavernas. In Porto Koufu small boats are available for rent for fishing or exploring the Sithonia coast while you can even find your own secret beach or gulf. If you’re looking for a holiday of relaxation, gastronomy experiences, and unforgettable water programs, Porto Koufu is a perfect choice. Sail, dive, hike, cycle, and try local dishes. Enjoy the sea air on the beach with a cocktail in your hand! Find yacht routes in Chalkidiki or choose another yachtcharter in Chalkidiki.

    Weather in Porto Koufo

    The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Porto Koufo. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.

    Wind rose in Porto Koufo
    Wind speed in Porto Koufo

    The wind rose for Porto Koufo shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Porto Koufo shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.

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