All To See

Sightseeing in Sithonia is not just limited to the beaches. In Sithonia and Halkidiki are several points of interest that may be a fun way to make your Sithonia vacation more educational.

The Toroni castle ruins is Sithonia’s main archeological site with a dramatic setting. The Mount Athos cruise from Ormos Panagias is not to be missed as a day trip. In Nikiti you can see the 1600 year old ruins of the Christian basilica “Sofronios” and then wander the Nikiti old town. Then there is the St. Paul church by Elia beach where tradition says the Apostle Paul stopped for water at the ancient spring. Parthenonas is a historical village with its own museum and the Sykia windmills make for fun photos.

If you have more time, why not try wine tasting and a wine tour at Domaine Porto Carras winery. Take a drive into central Halkidiki to Olynthos – Halkidiki’s most famous archeological site. Kassandra has an Egyptian connection – ruins from the temple of Zeus Ammon and Petralona cave is entertaining for the kids on a hot day. Look below for more details.

  • Ancient Olynthos – Halkidiki

    Olynthos is built on two hills between the Kassandra and Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki. Olynthos was, according to mythology, the son of Strymonas, King of Thrace, who was killed during a lion hunting. The town of Olynthos is said to have been constructed by Vraggas, Olynthos’ brother, in his memory read more

  • Sofronios Basilica

    Sofronios Basilica – 1600 years of history. With Halkidiki having such a rich history of Christianity that stretches back to the 1st century, there is so much to see that a short vacation won’t satisfy the history buffs. The Mount Athos cruises give you spectacular views of 5th century living read more