Kriopigi is a very popular resort, especially among families and couples looking for a quiet, relaxing beach resort to enjoy. The transfer time from Thessalonica airport is around 1 hour and 20 minutes, giving you plenty of time to look around at surrounding scenery as well as gain an idea of the location of the resort and the location of your accommodation within the resort. Kriopigi beach is very popular with both tourists and locals as it is very long and covered in fine white sand. The conditions of the beach are good and it is considered safe for swimming in. Water sports are available and there are plenty of sunbeds and parasols for you to hire. Accommodation in Kriopigi is good, with a number of self-catering apartments and villas and a number of hotels offering room only, half-board and all-inclusive. All accommodation ranges from 2-4-stars although you may find the odd 5-star available.
Kriopigi has some brilliant beaches with plenty of activities available on them. Many people choose to enjoy beach volleyball while others prefer the water sports. The water sports on offer include windsurfing, surfing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling, para-gliding and even hiring out pedalloes. Tennis and horse-riding have also proved to be very popular. There are a number of excursions available for you to try, including trips to mountain villages, monasteries of Athos, boat trips to places such as the Petralona Caves, nearby resorts or neighbouring islands and walking trips to other resorts.
Kriopigi has a wide selection of traditional Greek restaurants for you to choose from as well as a lot of seafood restaurants. There are many different Greek cuisines available, however if this is not for you then some of the hotels offer more international options. Nightlife in Kriopigi is very relaxed, although you may will find some bars offering live music and entertainment. Some of the bars do stay open until fairly late, however the resort is not for serious party-goers. There is plenty of family entertainment, particularly in the hotels. You will find the basics when it comes to shopping in Kriopigi such as jewellery, souvenirs, super markets, mini markets and a few clothes. Public transport in the resort is good with regular buses taking you from Kriopigi into other resorts such as Thessalonica for shopping and sightseeing.
Kriopigi has brilliant weather with over 300 days of sunshine per year. Summers in Kriopigi are long and hot with winters being cool and wet. The average annual temperature is around 17.5°C however temperatures have been known to rise to 27°C and above. In April, the average temperature is around 15°C but rises to 20°C in May. April and May have around 8 hours of sunshine a day, with this rising to 12 in July and August. October and September still see temperatures of around 17-23°C and 6-8-hours of sunshine a day. November to February, temperatures drop and you will see more rainfall.