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When to go to Kallithea

Kallithea has a Mediterranean climate with commonly mild temperatures and low rainfall. The diving season runs from the beginning of April until the end of October. The average air temperature varies from 10-25C/50-77F. July and August are the hottest months. The water temperature ranges from a low of 14C/57F in winter to a high of 28C/82F in the summer. The visibility is excellent and can exceed 30m/98ft. The currents are mild or non-existent.

 

What to see

The marine life is diverse and varied. While diving here, divers can explore sponge wall coverings, fantastic coral growth, many varieties of nudibranchs, sea stars, octopi, groupers, congers, moray eels, lobsters, and others.

 

Most popular dive sites

Some of the most interesting dive sites in this area are the Mitilini wreck (a 36m-long wine carrier that sank in 1961, lies 22m depth), Avlaki, Porto Valitsa, and a bit further away, Kelifos Island.

Scuba diving in Kallithea

Kallithea is a modern seaside town on the east coast of the Kassandra Peninsula in Halkidiki, just 85km/53mi from Thessaloniki, where the nearest airport is located. It is an ideal location for a holiday: tourists can enjoy a lively main strip with late-night clubs, stylish bars, tavernas, and large hotels, as well as the long 1.5km/1mi sandy beach with crystal-clear water and a lush, green background. Other attractions in this place are sights like the chapel of Agios Panteleimon, the remains of the Doric sanctuary to Zeus Ammon, and the sanctuary dedicated to Dionysus and the Nymphs. The water sports facilities are good, and it is possible to ride on a banana boat, swim, scuba dive, and snorkel. In these clearest waters, divers will enjoy the underwater life. The dive sites in the area offer great diving, with the opportunity to explore wrecks, rocky slopes, reefs, walls, and crevices filled with marine life.