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Aristotle Tour

Aristotle Tour – this self-guide tour will make a fantastic day trip and gives something for the whole family to enjoy Halkidiki’s greatest claim is probably that of being the birth place of one of the Greece’s greatest men – Aristotle. A student of Plato, he wasn’t just a philosopher but a scientist who showed interest in all fields. He …

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How to Visit Mount Athos

Visiting Athos is not a simple procedure. First of all only men are permitted to enter the Mount Athos region, conveniently excluding half the population. Women who are interested in experiencing Mount Athos can only take advantage of going on an Athos cruise and viewing the monasteries from a distance, since for a thousand years no woman has been able …

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Mount Athos Monasteries

When taking a Mount Athos cruise or boat tour from Sithonia, the excursion begins in Ormos Panagias.  Starting early in the morning, the boat will cross the gulf to the southern part of the Athos peninsula.  From the base of Mount Athos, the tour boat will gradually work its way north along the Athos shoreline where you will have spectacular …

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Is good Greek wine just a memory?

Beautiful fine sandy beaches, clear turquoise water, and now wine! It just keeps getting better. Even though there are claims that Macedonia and Thrace have been producers of wine for some 5000 years, wine in Halkidiki and in Greece is just starting to make a comeback. And we are not talking about retsina (a typical Greek white wine with the …

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How To Get To Sithonia, Halkidiki

By Car to Sithonia The ideal way to travel to Sithonia, Halkidiki, is by car – it just gives you so much more freedom and makes it easier to get to those wonderful secluded beaches. Also, it would be easier to choose the hotel or apartment you or your budget prefer, without feeling stuck anywhere. If you don’t come in …

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The Best Time to Visit Sithonia

When is the best time to visit Sithonia?   Sithonia is always nice to visit… But, if you are able to, the absolutely best time to visit Sithonia would be end of May, June and September. Then the weather is nice and warm, the beaches are deserted and the prices of accommodation are lower as it is not high season. …

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Folkdance Festival in Neos Marmaras, Halkidiki

The International Music and Folk Dance Festival will take place in Neos Marmaras, Halkidiki, May 22-27 and September 18-23, 2012. For 5 years this festival has hosted over 2.000 artists from all over the world. Folk dance groups, singing groups, orchestras and brass bands all take part in this great musical event, which is the top competitive music event in …

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Quiet Beaches – or Party Beaches?

In the last month we have getting good feedback from tourists going to Sithonia for vacation but also some negative. This is valuable for us and others who want to enjoy this paradise for what it offers – the beautiful nature. One person wrote to us recently with the following comments… We just come back from our two-weeks holidays in …

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Porto Koufo – Seafood at its best!

For a special experience, it is worth the drive to Porto Koufo to enjoy an evening and a seafood dinner in the beautiful Porto Koufo Harbor. Socrates and his family have been in the restaurant business for 60 years and are sure to have you going home with a smile on you face! Nobody prepares seafood quite like the Greeks, …

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Sithonia, Halkidiki – Greece’s Secret Campground

What could be a greater camping experience than putting up a tent on the soft golden sands of a Greek beach? Soon the snow will be melting, the days are getting longer and the temperatures will start to rise. Once the leaves start to make their appearance, our attention turns to nature and the great outdoors. Camping is one of …