Sarti is the main tourist resort of the east part of Sithonia. It is located just before Sikia, about 140km from Thessaloniki. It is built on a long sandy beach which faces the tip of Athos peninsula. The place was named after the ancient city of “Sarti” which existed in the area during the classical period. Some fortification remains of the ancient city may be seen south of the modern Sarti and close to Sikia.
The new town was established by Greek immigrants arrived from Asia Minor in 1922 after the end of the Greek-Turkish war. They were poor people and the place did not have much to offer them. Therefore, they naturally turned to tourism seeking to exploit the natural beauty of the place. Therefore, Sarti followed the great tourism boom of Greece since late sixties.
The place is famous as a relaxing holiday destination. Apart from the main beach, there are numerous little bays around which you may visit by car, moto or bicycle. There are plenty accommodation options in hotels, apartment houses or camping sites. The local cuisine is of good quality, mainly due to the fresh fish found in almost every tavern of the town.
The surrounding natural environment is ideal for little excursions both in Itamos mountain which is above the town or in the numerous rocky bays which usually hide small patches of sandy beaches. There are also daily cruises to Mt. Athos. The ships circumnavigate Athos peninsula at close distance providing magnificent views of the monasteries and the stunning natural environment.
Sarti is located on the south east part of Sithonia Peninsula at about 140km from Thessaloniki and 50km from Nikiti. You should take the eastern Sithonia road by turning left at the junction which is 2km outside Nikiti. Follow the signs indicating Vourvourou, Sarti or Sikia.