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A pine-scented paradise by the sea

According to a local Greek expression, ‘There’s no place like Halkidiki.’ What they really mean is that there’s no place like Sithonia, the middle, and most beautiful, finger of the Halkidiki peninsula. Sithonia is blanketed in a thick carpet of fragrant pine and cypress trees that hide beautiful stone villages and offer fantastic hikes. There are nearly 100 beaches scattered around the area, with powdery white sand and turquoise blue waters coming as standard.

Sithonia holidays are ideal for pure relaxation and traditional Greek hospitality. You’ll dine in fantastic restaurants that showcase local ingredients such as honey and olive oil. Take boat trips to uninhabited islands and dive off the bow into the crystal-clear water. Watch the sun rise over Mount Athos and sink over Mount Olympus and lose track of time – holidays to Sithonia are truly like no others.

Your Sithonia questions, answered

The only real essentials you need in Sithonia are a pair of trainers and a bathing suit. Everything else is optional or can be found on site.
Sithonia is known as a nature lover’s paradise. Yet it’s also perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing, low-key, quiet getaway, with or without children.
You’ll need a car to see the best of Sithonia. The roads are good and offer beautiful views of the sea between the pine trees.

Best things to do in Sithonia

Take a day trip

Make a beeline for the beautiful beach of Vourvourou or, from there, take the short boat trip into the bay to the exquisite island of Diaporos.

Embrace tradition

The coastal town of Nikiti is fantastically well-preserved and well worth a visit. Walk through the cobblestone streets and enjoy a coffee in the main square.

Head to the slopes

Sithonia’s highest point can be found at the top of an 811-metre ascent up Mount Itamos. There are several trails to choose from, leading you through 200,000 protected acres of nature.