Sithonia Halkidiki, Greece
Sithonia is the middle peninsula of the prefecture of Chalkidiki. It belongs to the greater geographical district of Central Macedonia and is famous for its incredible beaches. It picturesque villages, important historical monuments, popular settlements and natural beauty make a wonderful vacation destination. The landscape of the Sithonia peninsula varies, as it has many coastal regions as well as many mountainous areas. The peninsula of Sithonia is both a well loved summer resort, due to the amazing beaches and a winter resort because of its many mountainous destinations.
Attractions & Sightseeing in Sithonia Chalkidiki
Sightseeing in Sithonia Chalkidiki: In Sithonia, Chalkidiki Greece, you can visit:
$ The Paleochristian Basilicas of Agios Georgios and Elia, the Church of Apostle Pavlos and the Monastery of Evaggelismos in Nikiti
$ The Church of Agios Georgios, the Tower and the ruins of the fortress in Agios Nikolaos, as well as admire the traditional houses
$ The Parthenonas Settelement in Neos Marmaras
$ The ancient settlement, the windmills and the ruins of the Sanctuary of Episkopi in Sykia
$ The Monastery of Xiropotamos in Sarti
Natural Sites in Sithonia Chalkidiki:
$ The islet Agios Andreas and Vetryno Hill in Agios Nikolaos
$ Itamos Hill and the islet Kelyfos in Neos Marmaras
$ Koukos Hill and Porto Koufo in Sykia
Sports / Recreation in Sithonia Chalkidiki
At most beaches of the Sithonia peninsula you can enjoy all your favorite water sports. At Porto Karras, there is a casino, a nautical club, a golf club and a riding club.
Entertainment in Sithonia Chalkidiki
The Sithonia peninsula provides various entertainment venues. Restaurants, taverns, cafeterias, clubs, bars, and beach bars are your disposal everywhere in Sithonia Chalkidiki.
Local Events in Sithonia Chalkidiki:
$ The Festival of Agia Triada on June 22 in Sykia
$ The Festival of Panagia on August 15 in Sarti
$ The festivals and events all year round in Pyrgadikia
$ The Crossing of the Toroneos Gulf in July and the Carnival on Shrove Monday in Nikiti
$ The tuna fishing in September and the festivals of Agios Panteleimonas on July 27 and Agios Ioannis on August 29 in Neos Marmaras
$ The festival on Shrove Monday and the production of tsipouro during October-November in Agios Nikolaos
Local Products in Sithonia Chalkidiki:
You can buy delicious thyme honey from the villages of Sithonia Chalkidiki.
Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Sithonia Chalkidiki
Neos Marmaras, Sithonia Chalkidiki Neos Marmaras is one of the most popular resorts in Sithonia. It has an amazing beach ideal for families due to its shallow waters. It also provides numerous taverns and all day cafΓ©s. Paradisos, Neos Marmaras, Sithonia Chalkidiki Paradisos Beach (Paradise) is located 2km away from Neos Marmaras and is a sandy beach with crystal clear blue waters, which has been awarded the European Blue Flag and has a number of hotel apartments and studios, restaurants, bars and mini markets, making it an ideal place for summer holidays in Sithonia Halkidiki.
Kalamitsi, Neos Marmaras, Sithonia Chalkidiki Kalamitsi Beach is situated on the southeast part of Sithonia peninsula and is a settlement with green-blue waters and sandy beaches. Actually, Kalamitsi is a big bay and consists of 3 beaches. The northern beach is a nudist beach, the middle beach is where are most of the hotels, apartments, studios, restaurants, bars and super markets situated and the southern beach is the longer beach in Kalamitsi.
Nikiti, Sithonia Chalkidiki Nikiti is a modern hamlet with several traditional spots. In the greater region of Nikiti, there are ancient sites. Nikiti has a great tourist infrastructure offering anything you might think of.
Porto Karras, Sithonia Chalkidiki Porto Karras is a large resort. Cultural, athletic and wine making events are often organized, while the complex has various facilties. The 10 km coast with its full service beaches is rather impressive.
Psakoudia, Sithonia Chalkidiki Psakoudia Beach and its small village, is a coastal resort situated on the northern part of Sithonia peninsula (at the beginning of Sithonia leg). The area is covered by pine forests and olive trees and there is a long sandy beach (4km) with clear blue waters and lots of bars, restaurants and fish taverns. There are many hotels, apartments and bungalows available for your accommodation.
Pyrgadikia, Sithonia Chalkidiki Pyrgadikia is a scenic village, built amphitheatrically above the sea, offering a superb view of the imposing Mount Athos and the Sithonia peninsula.
Sarti, Sithonia ChalkidikiSarti is a beautiful coastal village in Sithonia and an ideal summer resort. It has a wonderful endless sandy beach, with fully organised facilities, and there are loads of coastal traditional taverns, bars and cafΓ©s offering great sea vistas apart from their lovely delicacies.
Vourvourou, Sithonia Chalkidiki Vourvourou is a coastal tourist resort in eastern Sithonia, famous for its wonderful natural beauties, such as wonderful beaches lined with pine trees and crystal blue waters.
Transportation in Sithonia Chalkidiki
By Bus: From Thessaloniki, buses depart for various villages in Sithonia. Useful Telephone Numbers in Sithonia Chalkidiki:
Polygyros Town Hall: +30 23710 22313
Thessaloniki Bus Station: +30 2310 924-444