Neos Marmaras in Halkidiki is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Sithonia. It's location is the west side of the Sithonia peninsula, between the villages Nikiti and Toroni. Distance to Thessaloniki is approximately 110 km and 100 km to the Thessaloniki Airport.
History of Neos Marmaras
Refugees, who came in 1922 from Marmaras (Minor Asia), were the creators of Neos Marmaras. Before that it was owned by the Monastery of Agios Grigoris of Agion Oros. Nowadays the village has approximately 2500 inhabitants.
After 1960, when the luxurious Porto Carras hotel was built next to Neos Marmaras, the settlement developed rapidly into a famous tourist destination. Porto Carras is the resort where in 2003 the European Summit took place.
About Neos Marmaras
Marmaras is well known for it's long and clean beaches, trendy beach bars, cosmopolitan center and nightlife. The village is amphitheatrically built on a mountain and the center is spread around a small harbor.
Neos Marmaras has some long stretched beaches which are close to the center of the village. You can choose to stay all day at a sun bed of a beach bar or find yourself a quiet place on the beach. At the end of the day you can enjoy the beautiful sunset while sitting at one of the numerous terasses or taverns.
The center of Neos Marmaras is full of taverns, bars, terasses, tourist shops and restaurants. At night many visitors take a walk in the busy center, entertained by street musicians, painters and artists.
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