Vibrant colors and stunning images accompany each route in Sithonia , sounds and aromas , while traveling around the peninsula will stay in your memory forever ...
How can anyone resist the magic of the deep red sky when the sun sinking into the sea of emerald Toro mysterious atmosphere that prevails in every sunrise when enjoying the peaks of Itamos ? The smell of pine , olive and pine trees , the gurgle of iced water into the flume , the unpredictable journey through time and wander the alleys of traditional settlements with the smell of homemade pies to loom in every corner and stimulate all the senses.
Transportation-distance-useful information on the peninsula of Sithonia
In Sithonia, as in all Halkidiki, access and transport is almost exclusively from the roads with bus routes Halkidiki and private vehicles. Few routes are by sea, in particular, the tour of Mount Athos, starting from the port of Ormos Panagia. The arrival generally destined for Halkidiki with other vehicles reaches Thessaloniki. There terminate or parked aircraft flights, trains and buses, and some water, mostly from seed. From here there is a comfortable and safe road network that leads to the Nikiti and from there, spread around and round the peninsula.
Our last stop at the northern limits of the municipality Sithonia, 150 meters from the sea is Metagitsi built where previously was the legendary Assa, one of the greatest cities of Halkidiki. It joins the north and south and it attracts visitors Sithonia. Metagitsi located around 100 km from Thessaloniki and the traveler can choose between several paths to reach the destination. Most village houses are made of stone, built in the traditional way and impress visitors. This village is known throughout Halkidiki. One of the reasons is the incredibly delicious food that one can try to cozy taverns METAGITSI. The fact is that it is cooked in Metagitsi are made with local ingredients, as the people involved in farming and agriculture. Metagitsi caters to lovers of mountain and sea, and is only 4 km from the beaches administratively belonging to St. Nicholas. An unforgettable hiking trail that will give visitors the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of northern Sithonia is the dam of the river Le Havre. The starting point of this route is the Holy Sunday and end position of Desi. The first beach is METAGITSI Olive .. Shortly after we find the bones, a beach that is characteristic of the steep cliffs that rise to awe visitors. Those who want to participate in a traditional feast is good to visit the village on July 20 when the three-day festival takes place of the prophet Elijah. Its residents are especially devout METAGITSI as evidenced by the large number of churches like St. Athanasius, St. Kitts and Saint Irene of Chrysovalantou.
If a location could offer sea with the characteristics of a lake, a mountain covered with dense forest green lawn and nine islands visible from the beach, this certainly would be the most beautiful of all and would be "Vourvourou."
Located just ten kilometers from Agios Nikolaos, Sithonia peninsula and at first glance, enriches the vision with various images and relaxes the visitor with its natural serenity.
Tourist accommodation in the area, developed along the coast, by the sea, will offer a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Besides the blue waters, fresh fish and homemade food at nearby restaurants, an option offered to the visitor is the boat ride to Diaporos or wonderland islands, located just opposite the village where you will see the clearest and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and also discover the most isolated beaches of Halkidiki. With an inflatable or a small boat will have moments that you will never forget.
Walking along the sea will reach the narrow peninsula "Xifara" and then you find yourself in solitary and perhaps most beautiful bay of Chalkidiki, "Karydi".
Those who still nourish a love for the mountains you can follow the mountain trails of Itamos to enjoy the peaks of the majestic bay of Vourvourou and maybe if we are lucky to front and no carefree deer, or distinguished sunny house roofs of St. Nicholas several islands and look your reach to Skyros in the southeast.
Also worth visiting the village of faculty AUTH o which is an exemplary model settlement with respect for the natural environment.