Arrests for wild camping in Halkidiki!

Northern Greece’s largest campground Sithonia is no doubt Halkidiki’s largest camping destination and perhaps the biggest campground in all of Northern Greece. Sithonia’s lush mountainous beauty and postcard perfect beaches are a magnet for nature lovers and what better way to bond with nature then to camp? Whether you pitch a tent, or drive a motorhome, the ability to bring …

The new SithoniaGreece.com

Welcome to the new SithoniaGreece.com – one of Halkidiki’s most extensive travel guides that does not just list Halkidiki accommodation but gives reliable information about everything such as… What to do in Sithonia What to see in Halkidiki and around Halkidiki vacation planning tips Where to eat in Sithonia And videos to help get you in the vacation mood Let …

Diaporos Regatta 2016 – Ormos Panagias, Halkidiki

Ormos Panagias puts on a show! Each year the Nautical club of Ormos Panagias organizes the the Diaporos Regatta that gets the season off to a good start for water sporting activities. As in past years, these events are normally held twice a year, in July and then again in September, with races for different types of craft. This year …

ORC European Championship comes to Halkidiki

For the first time in its history the ORC European Championship will be held in Greek waters. The European yacht regatta will be held from July 3 – July 10, 2016 in Neos Marmaras on the beautiful Sithonia peninsula. This is the runner up to the ORC International World Championship that is organized to be held in Denmark 5 days …

Chess comes to Halkidiki!

To start the 2016 holiday season, Halkidiki will be the backdrop for the FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship for 2016 and the European Senior Team Championship. From April 18-28, 2016, players will convene in the beautiful peninsula of Sithonia in Northern Greece for this international tournament. The games will take place in the conference center of the Anthemus Sea Resort …

Halkidiki – to go or not to go!

Is it safe to go as a tourist to Greece during the crisis? The mood in Greece the last days to say the least, is very somber. The future for many is uncertain and this uncertainty has carried over to the tourists. Many tourists are waiting to see what will happen before they travel to Halkidiki and many have cancelled …

Greek Crisis and Tourist Tips

This week it looks like the Greek crisis is finally coming to a head. Or is it? After months of speculation whether Greece will default or not, whether they will remain in the Euro Zone or have to resurrect the Drachma, these are questions that might affect your upcoming holiday to Sithonia. There are some unique challenges for any tourist …

Welcome to Halkidiki in 2015!

SithoniaGreece.com welcomes you to Halkidiki in 2015! As in the past few years, the tourist season in Greece in 2015 is expected to out perform the previous years. Sithonia is no exception. Already by mid May, many hotels and apartments are open for business and there are deals that can be found if you want to beat the busy season. …

Diaporos Regatta 2014 – Ormos Panagias, Halkidiki

The Diaporos Regatta of 2014 is the third annual regatta to be held on the beautiful Sithonia peninsula. It will bring much excitement to Vourvourou and Ormos Panagias in Halkidiki. The first series of race events take place on the last weekend of August from Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31 and feature different races from windsurfing to canoes. …

Neos Marmaras Cup 2014 – Folk and Dance Festival

As the tourist season winds down in Halkidiki, we cannot say that it is over yet. The September season is one of the most pleasant with warm weather and waters and is full of activities such as this one…. September 17 – 22, 2014 “The Neos Marmaras Cup” This international folklore music and dance festival will be held for the …

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 …

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 …

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 …