What to Do in Sithonia, Greece
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Sithonia, Greece is home to almost 100 beaches with breathtaking white sand and the clearest of waters that make the ideal conditions for relaxing and swimming. Sithonia has a lot to offer in the way of outdoor sports and activities, ruins and archaeology sites, and vineyards. Visiting Sithonia is perfect for anyone who loves adventure, natural beauty, exploration, and history.
Sithonia is home to many lovely white sand beaches. Vourvourou Beach stretches for several kilometers and divided into different sections as part of it belongs to the hotel. The northern end of the beach is more of a public beach where you can also find boat rentals. The water at Vourvourou Beach is shallow and perfect for families.
Lagomandra Beach is made up of two beaches, both of which are Blue Flag beaches. Water sports including snorkeling are available at Lagomandra Beach. There are taverns located behind the beach in the pine grove. The water at this beach is shallow and there are showers and other facilities on site.
Kalogria Beach is long and narrow. The sand is soft and the water is shallow and calm, making this beach perfect for families. Snorkeling is also a great activity to take part in at this organized beach.
Visit Sarti in Sithonia, Greece
Sarti is a charming little village that has become a popular tourist destination. There are a number of reasons visiting Sarti should be at the top of your list. Sarti Beach is a blue flag beach and the view from the beach is quite spectacular. It is the best beach to view Mount Athos from. Since Sarti is one of the largest centers in Southern Sithonia, it offers everything one might need. There are large supermarkets, pharmacies, and shops that sell everything from olive oil to clothing. There are also restaurants, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops. If you’re in the mood for a romantic date, you’ll want to head to the promenade for a seaside meal. You will find vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options in many of the eating establishments. If you like water sports, you’re in luck! It’s said that Sarti has some of Halkidiki’s biggest waves.
Explore the History of Sithonia
The peninsula of Sithonia has interesting history to explore when you’re visiting. Sithonia’s main archaeological site is the Toroni Castle ruins. The ruins are a 5,000 year old reminder of the area’s turbulent past. The ruins may look small and insignificant, but the Byzantine fortress ruins are vast and run up to the summit of the mountain.
It is also known as Lekythos Castle thanks to its location near Lekythos Cape at the base of the mountain and where the harbour is today. St. Paul Church near Eli Beach is another important historic monument you will want to see. Tradition says that Apostle Paul stopped at the ancient spring for water. The historical village of Parthenonas and its Sykia windmills and museum are also worth a visit.
Sithonia, Greece has no shortage of things to do for both visitors and locals.
This post was written by Greek Boston