Sithonia’s top 5 isolated beaches

Well, it’s 2016 and we are getting ready for a busy year in Halkidiki. Many are already booking their apartments, hotels and villas so they are guaranteed to enjoy their favourite beach getaway in Sithonia. Since accommodation often depends on which beach or beaches you would like to visit, our list of “Sithonia’s best 10 beaches” has been helpful to …

Spectacular Hiking in Sithonia

Sithonia, the middle peninsula of Halkidiki attracts tourists primarily for its beaches. What many don’t know is that mountainous Sithonia is a spectacular place to come in the off-season for hiking. Mount Itamos is the highest peak on Sithonia, reaching a height of 811 meters. From here you can enjoy panoramic views over the whole peninsula with an amazing bird’s …

Ancient Toroni – Halkidiki’s Forgotten History

Today a visitor to Toroni can see the remains of a few walls that project from the ground up to a height of about 2 meters. These castle ruins are what’s left of ancient Toroni (Torone) and have been under excavation for several decades. The narrow causeway that connects the peninsula to the mainland is fenced off, protecting the ruins …

Top 5 Gyros in Sithonia

Gyros Therapy! Sithonia’s top 5 Gyros shops Gyros is the Greek Fast-food that’s as native to Greece as the hamburger is to America. When vacationing in Greece the Gyros may very well be an irresistible lunch since its fast, tasty, and affordable. What is a Gyros? Mediterranean neighbors all have a similar sandwich with their own local flavor. Turkey keeps …

Melia Restaurant on Karidi Beach

When we heard that Melia Restaurant was opening up on Karidi beach we were quite excited, not just because one of Halkidiki’s most searched for and Googled beaches was finally getting a restaurant, but because of the kind of restaurant that was opening up. Vourvourou attracts an upper class tourist and we have always been surprised at how few restaurants …

Blue Flag beaches

Sithonia, Halkidiki – Blue Flag Beaches

Blue Flag beaches in Sithonia for the 2018 season are listed at 16 gorgeous beaches. This number has remained the same from the previous year. For the Halkidiki peninsula there is now a total of 76 awarded Blue Flag beaches. What is a Blue Flag beach? Blue Flag is a world-renowned eco-label that gives prestigious awards to beaches based on …

Sykia Halkidiki Travel Guide

Sykia, which means fig tree in Greek, is one the oldest existing villages in Halkidiki. Here is where you can get a feel for local traditions. It is no doubt Sithonia’s most underrated destination, but as it’s name suggests Sykia is a sweet fruit ripe for the picking! Why go to Sykia? The bay around Sykia is lined with many …

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? …

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. …

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 …

Honey – Sithonia’s sweetness in a jar

The way to experience different cultures is to try the local cuisine and products. In Sithonia you will have plenty of opportunity to try the Greek cuisine such as the favourites like souvlaki, gyros, calamari and endless varieties of fresh fish, but one local product should not be left off your list to bring home – honey! Just a drive …

Day trip to Kassandra from Sithonia

From Sithonia you are in the perfect location to make day trips within Halkidiki. Kassandra is the peninsula to the west of Sithonia and definitely well worth making a trip. There are many things to do such as visiting its beaches and enjoying many of its fine restaurants and beach bars. You can pamper yourself with a spa or see …

Petralona Cave – for those seldom rainy days

So you are planning your trip to Sithonia and you are wondering what if it rains, what will we do? This is where you need and ace up your sleeve to make the kids happy. One of the local favorites is Petralona Cave. The Cave The real reason to come to Petralona Cave is of course for the cave. Museums …

Paris Restaurant – a delightful stop in Vourvourou

Vourvourou is a wonderful place to visit in Sithonia. When visiting for the day I decided to make a stop at one of my favorite seaside restaurants in Halkidiki – Paris Restaurant. As I look around, the majority of people coming here seem to be Greeks and it’s obvious that they are regular customers as they are greeted by Paris …

Halkidiki Accommodation rises to new heights

Luxury Villas in Halkidiki are the new trend over the last couple of years. The middle and mountainous peninsula Sithonia is the most stunning peninsula in Halkidiki and has always had the potential to attract the high-end customer. The seclusion and beauty are unparalleled, but luxury accommodation and hotels have been far and in between. While there have been some …

Snorkeling in Toroni

The feature video that was just put up on the front of SithoniaGreece.com is showcasing Toroni and snorkeling in the Toroni harbour. Toroni is a small, but popular destination on the southern tip of Sithonia in Halkidiki. The village has one of Sithonia longest and most attractive beaches, having been awarded the classification of a Blue Flag beach. The water …

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 …

Great Food in Kalamitsi – Zorbas Taverna

Come hungry! Yani gives some of the largest portions in Sithonia The high season is now beginning in Halkidiki and since many of our readers are at the moment in Sithonia vacationing, we would like to give some restaurant tips over the next weeks. If you are visiting Kalamitsi on the southern tip of Sithonia, we highly recommend trying Zorbas …

Top 5 things to do in Sithonia

So this is your first time to visit the middle finger of Halkidiki. You wonder what all the hype is about. You hear about the unspoiled sandy beaches, the stunningly clear water of the Aegean, the excitement of having the perfect beach vacation. There is more! Let us tell you about what we would recommend to do in Sithonia with …