Sithonia Peninsula, Halkidiki, is a true marvel for all senses. Boasting varied countryside, beautiful coastline and pleasant climate, Sithonia is an exceptional destination for forgetting your everyday concerns. Whether you survey the environment from the hills of a mountain, loaf on an isolated beach or unwind at a beach bar, the beauty of Sithonia won’t miss your eye.
Discover Sithonia’s countryside
Sithonia, the second finger of Halkidiki, boasts mountainous and forested landscape. While deciduous and conifer forests occupy Northern Sithonia, Southern Sithonia is mostly hilly, with clear views of the Aegean Sea.
Take some time and wander into verdant forests and groves. You’ll be washed over by pine tree fragrances, calming birds’ songs and crickets’ sounds. Along the way, you might even spot harmless wildlife (deer, for example). Although views of the coastline are mostly concealed by dense forests, once you reach a vantage point or edge of a cliff, you’ll be amazed by marvelous vistas.
You can appreciate dramatic change of the peninsula’s landscape on its southern side. Dense forests are substituted by undergrowth, revealing distant beaches and rock formations. Finally, you can appreciate open views of the Aegean Sea and neighboring Kassandra and Athos peninsulas of Halkidiki on Sithonia’s southern side.
Enjoy Beaches of Sithonia
Sithonia is also famed for its outstanding beaches, set in marvelous settings. On Sithonia, you can find beaches nestled between looming hills, flanked by lush vegetation or set in equally attractive, yet quite different environment. On average, beaches are located merely a few kilometers away from one another, offering extensive opportunities for relaxing in utmost peace.
Furthermore, you can enjoy varied features of Sithonia’s beaches, depending on a location. These might be overwhelming greenery atop white cliffs, looming over the turquoise water, imposing Mount Athos facing beaches on the eastern side of Sithonia, or something else. Additionally, you can spice up your experience in a pleasant ambiance of numerous beach bars at selected beaches all around the peninsula.
Explore Sithonia efficiently
In order to explore the peninsula efficiently, you need a vehicle and an adventurous spirit. Although Sithonia is served by an excellent road that circles around the peninsula, there are a number of dirt roads and paths you need to take to make the most of your visit. After all, sticking to paved roads and modern facilities offers less than half the experience Sithonia is known-for.