Porto Koufo

Porto Koufo Halkidiki Travel Guide

In the 5th century B.C. Greek historian Thucydides called Porto Koufo the safest harbor in ancient Greece. Porto Koufo is surrounded by steep mountains forming a majestic sapphire blue lake that looks more like a fjord. The name, ’deaf harbor’, was given to Porto Koufo since the sea could not be heard from the port. Why go to Porto Koufo? …

Clear waters of Metamorfosi beach

Metamorfosi Halkidiki Travel Guide

Metamorfosi welcomes you to Sithonia as the gateway to Greece’s garden paradise but don’t think that Metamorfosi is just the beginning. Why go to Metamorfosi? Olives, pine trees, expensive hotels – we are gonna make you green with envy… Metamorfosi is a laid back village with not a lot of extras so nature is what tourists come here to enjoy. …

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Vourvourou Halkidiki Travel Guide

Vourvourou is Sithonia’s choice pick for high end accommodation. With its roots in tourism, Vourvourou is the playground for mainly the Greek and Russian creme de la creme. Why go to Vourvourou? Let us tell you why you should go to Vourvourou, don’t worry we won’t water it down… Vourvourou deviates from the norm. While you would expect a village …

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Nikiti Halkidiki Travel Guide

Nikiti has become the Niki Lauda in the race for success. It is one of Halkidiki’s fastest growing luxury towns determined to win the tourism Grand Prix. Why go to Nikiti? Yes, why go to Nikiti when you should be racing to get there? Let us tell you why Nikiti takes the trophy… Most activities in Nikiti tend to focus …

Neos Marmaras marina

Neos Marmaras Halkidiki Travel Guide

Neos Marmaras is Sithonia’s largest village with about 3000 inhabitants but summer can make it swell to 20,000 as tourists fill the apartments and hotels. Welcome to the “New” Marmara, the cosmopolitan center of Sithonia! Why go to Neos Marmaras? If you could be living on a perfect sandy Aegean beach, this question may have merit but the arguments to …

Athos Cruise from Ormos Panagias

Ormos Panagias Halkidiki Travel Guide

Ormos Panagias is a little harbor village that makes a big splash in Halkidiki tourism as the home of the famed Mount Athos cruises. Why go to Ormos Panagias? Just drop an anchor and sit back, this pirate story will get you some real treasures… The sleepy little port of Ormos Panagias is quite the hub of activity when it …

Travel tips for Kalamitsi, Halkidiki

Kalamitsi Halkidiki Travel Guide

Kalamitsi is the darling resort town on Sithonia’s southern tip. Kalamitsi may be a small player, but it still packs a punch! Why go to Kalamitsi? Let us lay out for you the bare facts… As already mentioned, all activities in Kalamitsi are in connection with the beaches and the sea. While Kalamitsi will give you rest there is surprisingly …

Ancient fortress in Toroni

Toroni Halkidiki Travel Guide

Toroni is Sithonia’s oldest kept secret. With 3000 years of history empires have come and gone, but Toroni is still here and probably never so relaxed. Why go to Toroni? OK let us make the pitch, you just may fall for it – hook, line and sinker… Toroni is more of a stop the car and jump off kind of …

View of Mt Athos from Sarti beach

Sarti Halkidiki Travel Guide

Sarti will win your heart. The little village that united to create a successful tourist destination with a lot of character. On a clear day the view from the Sarti beach is nothing less than spectacular. Why go to Sarti? Let us narrow it down to the clinchers for why you should stay in Sarti… Sarti has something for everyone …

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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 …

Ouranoupoli from the sea

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Arnea (Arnaia) Halkidiki

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 …

Mount Athos monastery

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 …