Nikiti is located at the entrance of Sithonia peninsula. 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.
The place has a history of continuous inhabitation for more than three thousand years. herodotus, mentions the city of Galepsus in between Torone and Sermyle. Modern archaeological evidence suggests that Galepsus was probably located in between Castri cape and Agios Ioannis beach, about 2.5 km from Nikiti. Later, during the Roman and early Byzantine periods, there was a lively settlement in Agios Georgios area on Nikiti beach. an early christian basilica, one of the oldest and most important found in Northern Greece, is what is left from this settlement.
The first written evidence about the name “Nikiti” is found in the archives of Xenophon monastery in Mt. Athos, early 14th century AD. The archives mention the land of “Neakitou” from which “Nikiti” is believed to have derived. After the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453, the area was conquered by the Ottomans until 1912 when Halkidiki joined the Greek state after a successful war against the Turks.
Today, Nikiti is a thriving town. Local economy is mainly based on tourism and beekeeping, a traditional activity that dates back to the Byzantine times.
The main attractions are the traditional village, the ancient Basilica of Sofronios, the church of Agios Nikitas and of course the beautiful beaches around Nikiti.
Nikiti is located at the western side of the isthmus of Sithonia, about 90km from Thessaloniki and it is easily accessible by car. The main road of Sithonia passes through Nikiti, so you won’t miss the place.