Nea Iraklitsa and Nea Peramos are picturesque seaside villages, located 13-18 km west of Kavala in the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Northern Greece.
The villages are very popular beach resorts in the area of Eastern Macedonia and are not far from the pretty town of Kavala.
Both places boast nice sandy beaches with clear blue waters, beautiful scenery and plenty of dining venues lined on the beach promenade.
You can arrange your stay in private villas and family hotels that provide a homey atmosphere.
Nea Iraklitsa faces the small island of Fidonisi and has a population of about 1000 people.
You can enjoy Nea Iraklitsa beach, Psatha beach, as well as several small and secluded bays. It is also famous for its scenic port, which is considered among the best in Kavala. Those who own a boat should not miss the opportunity to explore the sea caves in Fidonisi.
Nea Peramos has about 2000 residents.
Its sandy beach is long but narrow. The seaside restaurants provide free sunbeds on the beach yet drink and food consumption is required.
If you are interested in seeing ancient sites, you can visit the Castle of Nea Peramos (Anaktoroupoli), located on the hill, west of Nea Peramos.
The remains of a castle are believed by many to be the byzantine city of Anaktoroupoli that appeared between the 10th and 15th century.
For trekking fans, there is a climbing area called Kokina. It is a group of rocks above the sea, with the possibility of over 50 routes for both beginners and advanced.
1-2 km from Nea Peramos you will find Ammolofoi Beach - a larger beach with natural sand dunes and shallow waters, awarded the Blue Flag. It is 3 km long and has a large free area.
On the beach, you will find many beach bars which offer sunbeds, umbrellas and parking all for free, yet consumption is required.
Some water sports are also available.
The best time to visit the beaches in Northern Greece is from June till the end of September. July and August are the high season when there are a lot of tourists. My visit was at the beginning of October when there were a few people, the temperature was still high 29 degrees Celsius and the sea was warm.