The villages of Sithonia are generally small, located between amazing little bays mostly on sandy beaches. Few of the bigger and more cosmopolitan towns are getting pretty busy during the summer.
The Landscape of the peninsula is characterized by vast highlands, forests and virgin coastal areas.
Vourvourou: a seaside resort well known for its natural beauty, intoxicating combination of green and blue and its nine small islands. Nestled on the footsteps of Itamos mountain around rocky coves of a shallow turquoise waters. The natural harbor was used as a save anchorage since historical times, nowadays it is a perfect place for a blissful summer holiday with its cafeterias, bars, restaurants and taverns.
Island of Diaporos: right across Vourvourou with a few houses here and there, it’s a place worth exploring and is ideal for a picnic. There are many reefs where one can snorkel in the crystal clear waters. The island belongs to a complex of islets together with Kalogria, Ambelitsi, Kalamonisia (3), Prassonisi, Peristera, Agios Isodoros. All can be reached by rented boat (no license needed) to explore the secluded coves surrounded by pine trees and sandy beaches.
Sarti: the main town of the east part of Sithonia. Located just before Sikia, about 140km from Thessaloniki. It is built on a long sandy beach which faces Athos peninsula (autonomous polity and an important centre of Eastern Orthodox monasticism). The place was named after the ancient city of “Sarti” which existed in the area during the classical period. Some fortification of the ancient city still remains and can be seen south of the modern Sarti.
Agios Nikolaos: a traditional village surrounded by olive groves and inland hill and another historic little town in Sithonia. The first inhabitants were probably people of the bronze age (3300—1200 BC). Remains of their settlement have been discovered on a hill called “Vetryno”, southwest of the modern town. The town is worth a visiting for an afternoon walk through its narrow cobblestoned streets or for a dinner in one of the taverns.
Nikiti with its Old Village: a hillside village with a Folklore Museum that explores Macedonian myth and history. The long sandy beach of Nikiti is where you can spend relaxing hours either for a coffee or if you wish to grab something to eat. Nikiti old village is a gem hidden inside a ravine on the hills above Nikiti modern settlement.