Sithonia  

Sithonia - Halkidiki (Greece)

SITHONIA: Sithonia is the middle peninsula of Halkidiki in Northern Greece. It lies west of Mount Athos and east of Kassandra in the district of Macedonia. Sithonia is accessible by bus, taxi or rental car from Thessaloniki. In Sithonia are many beautiful beaches and the very green nature seems untouched. The whole peninsula is covered with pine forests, olive groves and vineyards.

Sithonia looks like a typical Greek island. It is surrounded by the Aegean Sea; to the east it borders the Gulf of Agion Oros (Holy Mountain) and to the west the Gulf of Kassandra. In the southern part of Sithonia is Mount Itamos (753 m/2500 ft high), completely covered with pine trees.

The ideal way to explore this magical Greek peninsula is to rent a car and follow the ring road that goes along the coast. You will travel through all kinds of amazing areas – it's incredibly beautiful here. The provincial road is very good and has only slight curves, so you can drive comfortably.

The beautiful sandy beaches are one of the striking points of Sithonia, and there are many campsites all over the peninsula. There are also many cheap and expensive hotels, simple to five stars.

Larger villages in Sithonia are Nikiti and Neos Marmaras. Near Nikiti is a very nice traditional village, called Agios Nikitas and near Neos Marmaras, on top of the mountains, lies the traditional village of Parthenonas. Both villages are certainly worth a visit.

To the south of Neos Marmaras is the area of Porto Karras; 18,000 hectares (69 sq. mi.) of forest and vineyards where quality wines are produced. There are resorts and a private marina.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer

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Psakoudia - Gerakini | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 4 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Parthenonas | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 16 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Beaches and nature near Vourvourou | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 20 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Psakoudia - Gerakini | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 16 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Ormos Panagias Sithonia | Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 17 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Porto Koufo | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 34 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Toroni | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 12 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk nature Beaches near Sykia and Paralia Sykias | Sithonia Halkidiki | Photo 18 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk nature Beaches near Sykia and Paralia Sykias | Sithonia Halkidiki | Photo 13 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Toroni | Sithonia Halkidiki | Greece  Photo 13 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk

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Average temperature Sithonia
January
0.5°C
February
2.7°C
March
6.7°C
April
11.6°C
May
16.8°C
June
21.0°C
July
23.1°C
August
22.5°C
September
18.4°C
October
12.6°C
November
7.0°C
December
2.2°C

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