Arrests for wild camping in Halkidiki!

Northern Greece’s largest campground Sithonia is no doubt Halkidiki’s largest camping destination and perhaps the biggest campground in all of Northern Greece. Sithonia’s lush mountainous beauty and postcard perfect beaches are a magnet for nature lovers and what better way to bond with nature then to camp? Whether you pitch a tent, or drive a motorhome, the ability to bring …

Porto Koufo

Porto Koufo Halkidiki Travel Guide

In the 5th century B.C. Greek historian Thucydides called Porto Koufo the safest harbor in ancient Greece. Porto Koufo is surrounded by steep mountains forming a majestic sapphire blue lake that looks more like a fjord. The name, ’deaf harbor’, was given to Porto Koufo since the sea could not be heard from the port. Why go to Porto Koufo? …

Metamorfosi Halkidiki Travel Guide

Metamorfosi welcomes you to Sithonia as the gateway to Greece’s garden paradise but don’t think that Metamorfosi is just the beginning. Why go to Metamorfosi? Olives, pine trees, expensive hotels – we are gonna make you green with envy… Metamorfosi is a laid back village with not a lot of extras so nature is what tourists come here to enjoy. …

The new SithoniaGreece.com

Welcome to the new SithoniaGreece.com – one of Halkidiki’s most extensive travel guides that does not just list Halkidiki accommodation but gives reliable information about everything such as… What to do in Sithonia What to see in Halkidiki and around Halkidiki vacation planning tips Where to eat in Sithonia And videos to help get you in the vacation mood Let …

Vourvourou Halkidiki Travel Guide

Vourvourou is Sithonia’s choice pick for high end accommodation. With its roots in tourism, Vourvourou is the playground for mainly the Greek and Russian creme de la creme. Why go to Vourvourou? Let us tell you why you should go to Vourvourou, don’t worry we won’t water it down… Vourvourou deviates from the norm. While you would expect a village …

Nikiti Halkidiki Travel Guide

Nikiti has become the Niki Lauda in the race for success. It is one of Halkidiki’s fastest growing luxury towns determined to win the tourism Grand Prix. Why go to Nikiti? Yes, why go to Nikiti when you should be racing to get there? Let us tell you why Nikiti takes the trophy… Most activities in Nikiti tend to focus …

Neos Marmaras Halkidiki Travel Guide

Neos Marmaras is Sithonia’s largest village with about 3000 inhabitants but summer can make it swell to 20,000 as tourists fill the apartments and hotels. Welcome to the “New” Marmara, the cosmopolitan center of Sithonia! Why go to Neos Marmaras? If you could be living on a perfect sandy Aegean beach, this question may have merit but the arguments to …

Ormos Panagias Halkidiki Travel Guide

Ormos Panagias is a little harbor village that makes a big splash in Halkidiki tourism as the home of the famed Mount Athos cruises. Why go to Ormos Panagias? Just drop an anchor and sit back, this pirate story will get you some real treasures… The sleepy little port of Ormos Panagias is quite the hub of activity when it …

Travel tips for Kalamitsi, Halkidiki

Kalamitsi Halkidiki Travel Guide

Kalamitsi is the darling resort town on Sithonia’s southern tip. Kalamitsi may be a small player, but it still packs a punch! Why go to Kalamitsi? Let us lay out for you the bare facts… As already mentioned, all activities in Kalamitsi are in connection with the beaches and the sea. While Kalamitsi will give you rest there is surprisingly …

Ancient fortress in Toroni

Toroni Halkidiki Travel Guide

Toroni is Sithonia’s oldest kept secret. With 3000 years of history empires have come and gone, but Toroni is still here and probably never so relaxed. Why go to Toroni? OK let us make the pitch, you just may fall for it – hook, line and sinker… Toroni is more of a stop the car and jump off kind of …

View of Mt Athos from Sarti beach

Sarti Halkidiki Travel Guide

Sarti will win your heart. The little village that united to create a successful tourist destination with a lot of character. On a clear day the view from the Sarti beach is nothing less than spectacular. Why go to Sarti? Let us narrow it down to the clinchers for why you should stay in Sarti… Sarti has something for everyone …

Honey – Sithonia’s sweetness in a jar

The way to experience different cultures is to try the local cuisine and products. In Sithonia you will have plenty of opportunity to try the Greek cuisine such as the favourites like souvlaki, gyros, calamari and endless varieties of fresh fish, but one local product should not be left off your list to bring home – honey! Just a drive …

Toroneos Swimming Marathon – 2016

Nikiti’s yearly event – July 16, 2016 The Toroneos Swimming Marathon is one of Halkidiki’s most recognized yearly events and perhaps its greatest sporting competition. This year Nikiti in Sithonia will host the 46th annual crossing of the Toroneos Gulf between the Kassandra and Sithonia peninsulas on Saturday the 16th of July. About the marathon… The athletes are selected to …

Diaporos Regatta 2016 – Ormos Panagias, Halkidiki

Ormos Panagias puts on a show! Each year the Nautical club of Ormos Panagias organizes the the Diaporos Regatta that gets the season off to a good start for water sporting activities. As in past years, these events are normally held twice a year, in July and then again in September, with races for different types of craft. This year …

Day trip to Kassandra from Sithonia

From Sithonia you are in the perfect location to make day trips within Halkidiki. Kassandra is the peninsula to the west of Sithonia and definitely well worth making a trip. There are many things to do such as visiting its beaches and enjoying many of its fine restaurants and beach bars. You can pamper yourself with a spa or see …

Petralona Cave – for those seldom rainy days

So you are planning your trip to Sithonia and you are wondering what if it rains, what will we do? This is where you need and ace up your sleeve to make the kids happy. One of the local favorites is Petralona Cave. The Cave The real reason to come to Petralona Cave is of course for the cave. Museums …

Ammouliani Island – an island paradise in Halkidiki

Ammouliani Island in the end of September. Ammouliani Island is something really special in Halkidiki. It’s the only inhabited island that Halkidiki can boast about. Nestled in between the Sithonia and the Athos peninsulas, this little group of islands have developed to become a holiday destination in its own right. Having wanted to travel to Ammouliani for years, I finally …

Halkidiki Accommodation rises to new heights

Luxury Villas in Halkidiki are the new trend over the last couple of years. The middle and mountainous peninsula Sithonia is the most stunning peninsula in Halkidiki and has always had the potential to attract the high-end customer. The seclusion and beauty are unparalleled, but luxury accommodation and hotels have been far and in between. While there have been some …

ORC European Championship comes to Halkidiki

For the first time in its history the ORC European Championship will be held in Greek waters. The European yacht regatta will be held from July 3 – July 10, 2016 in Neos Marmaras on the beautiful Sithonia peninsula. This is the runner up to the ORC International World Championship that is organized to be held in Denmark 5 days …