SITHONIA: Sithonia is the middle peninsula of Halkidiki in Northern Greece. It lies west of Mount Athos and east of Kassandra in the district of Macedonia. Sithonia is accessible by bus, taxi or rental car from Thessaloniki. In Sithonia are many beautiful beaches and the nature seams untouched and is very green. The whole peninsula is covered with pine forests, olive groves and vineyards.
Sithonia looks like a typical Greek island. It is surrounded by the Aegean Sea, to the east it borders the Gulf of Agion Oros (Holy Mountain) and to the west the Gulf of Kassandra. In the southern part of Sithonia is Mount Itamos (753 meters high) which is completely covered with pine trees.
The ideal way to explore this magical Greek peninsula is rent a car and follow the ring road that goes along the coast. You will get in all kinds of amazing areas, it's incredibly beautiful here. The provincial road is very good and has only slight curves, so you can drive comfortable.
The beautiful sandy beaches are one of the striking points of Sithonia and there are many campsites allover the peninsula. There are also many hotels cheap or expensive, simple to five stars.
Larger villages in Sithonia are Nikiti and Neos Marmaras. Near Nikiti is a very nice traditional village, called Agios Nikitas and near Neos Marmaras, on top of the mountains, lies the traditional village of Parthenonas. Both villages are certainly worth a visit.
To the south of Neos Marmaras is the area of Porto Karras; 18,000 hectares of forest and vineyards, where the owners have put down a resort with a private marina and where quality wines are produced.