Alexander the Great’s Tomb?

Almost in the backyard of Halkidiki a fantastic discovery was made in the town of Amphipolis, just a short drive from Halkidiki. A tomb of somebody very important. Speculation was going around as to if this could be the very tomb of the man who put Greece on the map – Alexander the Great! On hearing this news, of course …

Endless vacation possibilities in northern Greece

Macedonia is Greece’s largest region. The diversity of Macedonia makes it a paradise for all kinds of tourism. Whether it’s ski resorts on dramatic snow capped peaks, or a simple parasol on an isolated white sand Aegean beach. Or the endless fields of olive groves bordering winding rows of grape bearing vines. All this is to be enjoyed by those …

Historical Kavala is worth a visit

When visiting Halkidiki, it is well worth to check out some of the historical destinations around the area. One of those is Kavala, which has a rich and colourful history that stretches back 3000 years. The history of Kavala Founded by settlers from Thassos, the new colony was called Neapolis or “New City”. Neapolis was also the port of Philippi …

Visit quaint Arnea – Halkidiki

Take a walk back through time in this old Macedonian village If you are looking to escape the heat of Halkidiki’s sunny beaches then how about a day trip north and up into the beautiful heartland of Halkidiki. The village of Arnea (Arnaia), about a 45-minute drive north of Nikiti, Sithonia, will give you a glimpse into the life of …

What to do in Halkidiki? Why not go Scuba diving…

Increasingly, people are coming to Halkidiki for diving. Some years ago, dive clubs in Sithonia were hard to come by but the last years has seen a dramatic increase in diving centres open up to cater to the booming tourists needs. There is a culture popping up around this sport. Dive clubs are offering whole packages with camping and dive …

Lets go to Greece and buy a… fur coat?

Buy a fur coat in Greece? Sounds crazy but it’s true. The last years have seen fur shops opening up in Neos Marmaras on the Sithonia peninsula, they are almost on every corner. The question is, why would there be a market for furs in a location that sees snow perhaps once in 10 years? To answer the question is …

Top 5 campsites of Sithonia 2013

In Halkidiki, Greece camping is a favourite pastime. The Sithonia peninsula, with it’s beautiful mountainous surroundings and beaches, is the big magnet. This is why the largest number of campsites are on this peninsula – about 30. So we set out to find the 5 best camping and caravanning sites to help you know how to decide when you are …

Rent a boat in Sithonia

With the summer season of 2013 already well underway in Halkidiki, we would like to bring to your attention some of the things that can be done while on vacation in this hidden Greek paradise. Rent a Boat Yes, even if you don’t have a licence for piloting a boat, you can still rent a boat and enjoy some of …

Toroneos Swim Marathon Nikiti, 2013

Swim Marathon Nikiti, Halkidiki – Saturday July 13, 2013 The Toroneos Gulf Swim Marathon is probably Halkidiki’s most important yearly event. The 43rd annual swimming competition will take place on Saturday July 13. Starting in Kallithea on the Kassandra peninsula, the contestants will swim across the Toroneos Gulf, a distance of 26 kilometres, and finish in Nikiti on the Sithonia …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …