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 …

Paris Restaurant – a delightful stop in Vourvourou

Vourvourou is a wonderful place to visit in Sithonia. When visiting for the day I decided to make a stop at one of my favorite seaside restaurants in Halkidiki – Paris Restaurant. As I look around, the majority of people coming here seem to be Greeks and it’s obvious that they are regular customers as they are greeted by Paris …

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 …

Snorkeling in Toroni

The feature video that was just put up on the front of SithoniaGreece.com is showcasing Toroni and snorkeling in the Toroni harbour. Toroni is a small, but popular destination on the southern tip of Sithonia in Halkidiki. The village has one of Sithonia longest and most attractive beaches, having been awarded the classification of a Blue Flag beach. The water …

Sithonia’s top 5 isolated beaches

Well, it’s 2016 and we are getting ready for a busy year in Halkidiki. Many are already booking their apartments, hotels and villas so they are guaranteed to enjoy their favourite beach getaway in Sithonia. Since accommodation often depends on which beach or beaches you would like to visit, our list of “Sithonia’s best 10 beaches” has been helpful to …

Ouranoupoli – the gateway to Athos

Ouranoupoli – a gem in Halkidiki. The small village of Ouranoupoli, located on the northern end of the Athos peninsula is a popular destination for those who decide to take a Mount Athos boat tour.   After cruising along the western side of the Athos peninsula and seeing the many monasteries, the boat will bring you to Ouranoupoli for a …

Visit Ancient Philippi, Macedonia

Philippi is one of the great cities of the ancient Greek world. Philippi has had its share of fame. It was built along the ancient Roman trade route called the Via Egnatia, which stretched from Rome to Constantinople (Istanbul).  Remains of this route can still be found in the northern Greek region of Macedonia. Philippi also entertained great names of …

Chess comes to Halkidiki!

To start the 2016 holiday season, Halkidiki will be the backdrop for the FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship for 2016 and the European Senior Team Championship. From April 18-28, 2016, players will convene in the beautiful peninsula of Sithonia in Northern Greece for this international tournament. The games will take place in the conference center of the Anthemus Sea Resort …

Ta Kymata – the pearl of Neos Marmaras

If you are in want of a special evening out in Sithonia’s largest town, Neos Marmaras we highly recommend you give Ta Kymata a try. Ta Kymata is not the place to go for souvlaki or typical Greek food but specializes in fresh seafood. Toula – the owner and head chef has won awards for her mastery. We decided to …

Halkidiki – to go or not to go!

Is it safe to go as a tourist to Greece during the crisis? The mood in Greece the last days to say the least, is very somber. The future for many is uncertain and this uncertainty has carried over to the tourists. Many tourists are waiting to see what will happen before they travel to Halkidiki and many have cancelled …

Great Food in Kalamitsi – Zorbas Taverna

Come hungry! Yani gives some of the largest portions in Sithonia The high season is now beginning in Halkidiki and since many of our readers are at the moment in Sithonia vacationing, we would like to give some restaurant tips over the next weeks. If you are visiting Kalamitsi on the southern tip of Sithonia, we highly recommend trying Zorbas …

Top 5 things to do in Sithonia

So this is your first time to visit the middle finger of Halkidiki. You wonder what all the hype is about. You hear about the unspoiled sandy beaches, the stunningly clear water of the Aegean, the excitement of having the perfect beach vacation. There is more! Let us tell you about what we would recommend to do in Sithonia with …

Greek Crisis and Tourist Tips

This week it looks like the Greek crisis is finally coming to a head. Or is it? After months of speculation whether Greece will default or not, whether they will remain in the Euro Zone or have to resurrect the Drachma, these are questions that might affect your upcoming holiday to Sithonia. There are some unique challenges for any tourist …

Welcome to Halkidiki in 2015!

SithoniaGreece.com welcomes you to Halkidiki in 2015! As in the past few years, the tourist season in Greece in 2015 is expected to out perform the previous years. Sithonia is no exception. Already by mid May, many hotels and apartments are open for business and there are deals that can be found if you want to beat the busy season. …

Mount Athos Cruise

On a beautiful late September morning, we get up early to rush down to Ormos Panagias, an attractive little harbour town on the east side of the Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki.  The weather is beautiful for this time of year.  Sunny and with a temperature in the high 20’s, the conditions couldn’t be more perfect to experience a day cruise …

Diaporos Regatta 2014 – Ormos Panagias, Halkidiki

The Diaporos Regatta of 2014 is the third annual regatta to be held on the beautiful Sithonia peninsula. It will bring much excitement to Vourvourou and Ormos Panagias in Halkidiki. The first series of race events take place on the last weekend of August from Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31 and feature different races from windsurfing to canoes. …

Neos Marmaras Cup 2014 – Folk and Dance Festival

As the tourist season winds down in Halkidiki, we cannot say that it is over yet. The September season is one of the most pleasant with warm weather and waters and is full of activities such as this one…. September 17 – 22, 2014 “The Neos Marmaras Cup” This international folklore music and dance festival will be held for the …