Fourka



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Fourka
Fourka is pretty much a middlemarket destination that suits young and old in search of a relaxing break. Visitors to the resort are almost exclusively British. Accommodation is varied with a wide mix of apartments and hotels, none very big or top of the range; mostly middlemarket with a few basic options as well. Beachwise there is a 1 ml long beach but it is generally narrow and scrappy in parts. It has reasonable, pale pebble-flecked sand. The shore shelves gently providing for good swimming except in a few areas where seaweed gathers. Sunbeds and parasols for hire, as are jet-skis, pedalloes and canoes. By no means the best beach on the peninsula although perfectly adequate. There are a typical array of tourist shops in the area, virtually none with a genuine Greek feel. Holiday items galore, from sandals and beach towels to Greek ceramics and honey. Entertainment tends to involve relaxing on the beach or by the pool. Nightlife consists of mainly bars and tavernas or the large beachfront disco; occasional concerts at the modern Siviri amphitheatre, 3 mls away, featuring top international artists. Eating out offers a range of bars, snack bars and restaurants, but nothing out of the ordinary. Local excursions consist of cruises around Gulf of Toroneos or to Sithonia; small spa town of Loutra. Full day: monasteries at Athos (no women allowed); boat trip to island of Skiathos (long day); sightseeing and shopping in Thessaloniki; classical tour to Pella and Veria; caves of Petralona.