Things to Do:
Apart from just enjoying a sunbathed day at the beach or snorkeling in the warm blue waters,
Enjoy friendly evenings,
cooking your own dishes in our barbecue kiosk or visit the nearby traditional taverns for fresh fish and other Greek delicacies.
“Get lost” away from the crowds hiking in the surrounding pine forests. The views are fascinating.
For the more adventurous, book a daily sea kayak excursion and see Sithonia’s beaches from a “different” angle.
Chalkidiki is full of very interesting and historical places worth being seen. Not to be missed is the one-day cruise to Mount Athos(Agion Oros in Greek) with its holy monasteries. Boats leave almost every morning from the nearby harbour of Ormos Panagias at 09:30*.
* Booking ahead is recommended.
Visit Petralona’s Cave, one of Europe’s oldest pre-historic caverns. Or Stagira, the birth place of the great philosopher Aristotle, Alexander the Great’s tutor. And of course Arnaia with its traditional architecture.
The Archaelogical Museum of Thessaloniki with findings dating from Alexander the Great’s era and earlier, or Vergina’s Archaeological Site at Aigai, the major city of Macedonians, are a must if you want trully learn about Greece’s past.
For those who want to explore the Meteora region you can plan a full day’s visit either with your own car or by train from Thessaloniki. It is a trip worth the effort.
In addition to the above, Chalkidiki is a food lover’s paradise. Go off the “beaten track”and book a daily trip to some very interesting, “tasty” places.
Discover Thessaloniki’s Jewish history. A large and vibrant community till the 2nd World War, the Jewish population co-shaped Greece’s 2nd largest city culture.
Shop!!! Thessaloniki is a shopper’s paradise. Malls, top-brand stores, little shops, everything you want is here.
And for those who seek night excitement you can visit Neos Marmaras’s or Thessaloniki’s casinos and night clubs.