Sithonia, the second peninsula of Chalkidiki, is located between the peninsulas Kassandra and Mount Athos. Sithonia is surrounded by the Toronean Gulf at the east side and the Singitic Gulf at the west. From the airport of Thessaloniki it takes approximately one hour to reach the Sithonia peninsula by car.
Sithonia was named after Sithonas, son of Poseidon (Poseidon is in Greek mythology the god of the sea.)
In Sithonia you will find the perfect harmony of mountain and sea. It is the place where the flawless beauty of Mediterranean pine trees, the white sandy beaches, the clean turquoise waters and the azure sky capture the visitors from the first moment.
The exciting landscape attract all types of tourists, especially the nature lovers who want to escape from the civilized life. In Sithonia you can find a variety of beaches deserted or crowded, full of pine vegetation where the sea and the sky make you to relax.
Sithonia provides many modern and luxury tourism facilities which some of them are open the whole year. Famous is the luxurious Porto Carras resort in Neos Marmaras. Furthermore every village is full of hotels, apartments and spread over the Sithonia peninsula you will find the most beautiful camping sites.
In Sithonia you can enjoy different type of activities such as trekking, diving, fishing, mountain bike, golf, tennis, water sports and horseback riding. Also you can climb Mount Dragoudelis (811m) and enjoy a breathtaking view from the top over the whole of the peninsula.
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