Geographical

Retrospection

The shores of Chalcidice are surrounded by 500 km of magnificent beaches, while its hills and mountains are covered by dense forests. Although just one hour away from Thessaloniki, Chalcidice is a natural paradise, untouched by the harmful effects of modern technology and culture. A place of contrasts, where endless, sandy beaches alternate with idyllic coves flanked by cliffs. The air carries the scent of the fir forests and the saltiness of the sea.

 

The climate in Chalcidice is mild. It is typically Mediterranean, with long, hot summers and mild winters. The Aegean Sea, which embraces the shores of Chalcidice’s three legs (Kassandra, Sithonia, and Athos) sends a cool breeze in the hills of the hinterland.

The light, potassium-rich sandy loam soil of Chalcidice is characterized by a calcium-rich subsoil, with good structure and water permeability. These factors provide an excellent basis for the development of grapes, enhancing the bouquet of the locally produced wines and helping to balance their delicious character.

Sights

• Mount Athos (the Holy Mountain)

• Olympiad, an idyllic fishing village

• The villages "Gomati" and "Megali Panagia". Phantasmagoric landscapes

• The Cave of Petralona with stalagmites and stalactites. In the cave a fossilized skull of a human of 700.000 years old was discovered.


The canal of Potidaia

 

SITHONIA - Sithonia is situated on the middle peninsula of Chalcidice.

During your tour of Sithonia, you can enjoy endless magical landscapes, picturesque havens, golden beaches, secluded bays next to olive groves, green meadows and forests, tranquil fishing villages and the stunning architecture of its houses and churches.

 

In Sithonia, each destination you come across is different, unique and charming. Its different regions, including Vatopedi, Metamorphosi, Nikiti, Agios Nikolaos, Pyrgadikia, Sarti, Neos Marmaras, Vourvourou, Panagias bay and Sykia will provide an unforgettable experience.

 

A tour of these villages will fill you with new experiences and stunning images, ranging from the folk architecture from the houses in Ormylia, the beautiful piney beaches of Nikiti and Metamorphosi, the narrow streets and flowered squares of Agios Nikolaos to the island charm of Pyrgadikia, Vourvourou and Panagias bay.

 

In Sithonia, you will find golden beaches ideal for swimming and sunbathing as St. Nicholas of Vourvourou of Neos Marmaras, Champion, Sarti, Fig Tree, as well as in Kalamitsi, Porto Koufos, Toroni and Lady Bay.