Most people come to Sithonia to enjoy the sea and the sun. However, there are sights other than the beaches of Sithonia that worth a visit. Nikiti old village is one of them, a gem hidden inside a ravine on the hills above Nikiti modern settlement.
Vourvourou is a popular tourist resort, a few miles southeast of Agios Nikolaos in Sithonia Halkidiki. It is about 15km from Nikiti and 110km from Thessaloniki.
A complex of indented coastline and small islands very close to the coast create a landscape of outstanding natural beauty.
If you go to Parthenonas on a cold winter morning, you will very probably see the place surrounded by fog. This is not only a physical phenomenon. There is also a historical fog covering the area which concerns the ancient roots of Parthenonas and its modern history. The area is first mentioned as Parthenopolis, by Herodotus in its description of the Greek colonies of Chalkidiki.
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.
Agios Nikolaos is another historic little town in Sithonia. The first inhabitants were probably people of the Bronze Age (3300–1200 BC). Remains of their settlement have been discovered on a hill called “Vetryno”, south west of the modern town.
It is difficult to believe that Sykia, located on a hard to find plateau, amongst treeless, inhospitable mountains, is the oldest and bigger town of Sithonia. The place has a wild, rough character which is reflected to the personality of the local people.
Neos Marmaras is located at the middle of Sithonia and it is the most cosmopolitan town in the peninsula mainly due to the impact of Porto Carras resort which is nearby.
Nikiti is located at the entrance of Sithonia peninsula and it is one of the major tourist resorts in the area. There are numerous beaches in close distance and there is a wide choice of accommodation options including hotels and apartment or studio rentals.