All-inclusive resorts and a Blue Flag-beach
Metamorfosi is a small village of about 500 inhabitants and is located at the western entrance of the Sithonia Peninsula. The locals are putting much work into making this town look more attractive to tourists with an active main street and some parks along the waterfront. It also boasts a ‘blue flag’ beach just east of town called Makrya Lagada. With a southerly disposition, the town and beaches offer the warmth of the sun from morning to evening. Metamorfosi is a popular destination especially for German tourists.
Accommodation in Metamorfosi
Around Metamorfosi there is a large variety of hotels and apartments to pick from. Close by is the ‘Danai resort’, a 5–star resort that is rated as one of the top in Europe. There are also some mid-sized resort hotels that offer inclusive deals, and the many apartments and studios that line the coast.
History of Metamorfosi
Formed in 1925 by refugees who were forced to resettle in Greece from Turkey. The locality was once church land that was given to these peoples to allow them to become settled in Greece. The main occupations of the locals are tourism and fishing.
What can I do in Metamorfosi?
Most people come here for a beach vacation. The ‘Blue flag’ beach – Makrya Lagada is about 120 meters in length but is part of Sithonia’s longest beach which runs for a length of 32 km from Nikiti to Gerakini. Some beaches like Makrya Lagada are well developed offering watersports and places to dine.
Close by to Metamorfosi are the ruins of Olynthos, one of the most important ancient Greek cities in the northern territory. Its history goes back 3000 years and gives an idea of ancient Greek city planning.
Discovered in 1959 the Petralona Cave is open to the public to see its stalactites and stalagmites. Here was found a skull and bones that been dated as some of the oldest discovered remains. A small museum containing the archeological finds is located next to the entrance. Petralona cave is located halfway between Thessaloniki and Metamorfosi, Halkidiki.