Livari beach is the acclaimed beach of Vourvourou. Beach photos of Sithonia usually include Livari with the towering Mt. Athos in the background or the vivid sunrises over Athos. Livari is a thin sandbar consisting of fine sand that separates the bay and creates a breathtaking lagoon. Driving by, you will see parasols as if standing out of the water across the lagoon with sunbathers lounging their day away hedged in by water on both sides. Even though the sandbar is made of sand and the seafloor is sandy, there are some slippery rocks and sea urchins to be aware of. There is no organization on this beach so bring your own. For swimming it is better to swim on the sea side towards Athos as the water is cleaner.
Access to Livari is off the main road just north of Vourvourou. Either park on the Vourvourou beach north of town where there are boat rentals and walk over or there is easier access from the north side where there is a campsite.
What’s great about Livari Beach
Spectacular setting, sunrises and photo ops.
And what’s not…
There is no organization, everything needs to be brought with you. The smooth rocks underwater can be slippery so bring swimming shoes and there are sea urchins.