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From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

1. From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

Start your journey from the port of Ouranoupoli. View impressive monasteries positioned on the cliffs like Simonopetra and Daphni, as you travel around the coast.  Discover the monastic state that has existed for more than 1000 years in accordance with the lifestyle and religiosity of the Byzantines. Keep an eye out for dolphins that may swim alongside the boat. Take the rare opportunity to see a Mediterranean monk seal in the wild, a critically endangered species. 

From Nea Fokea: Chalkidiki 6-Hour Cruise by Sailing Boat

2. From Nea Fokea: Chalkidiki 6-Hour Cruise by Sailing Boat

Climb aboard an elegant sailing boat in the port of Nea Fokea and sail along the stunning coastline of Chalkidiki. Make your way to the village of Afytos, where you can cool down with a swim in the crystal clear waters and soak up the scenery. Continue to Kriopigi and go ashore to enjoy a refreshing drink at a small beach bar. Get served a fruit salad and enjoy another swim or top up your tan in the sun. Next, feast from a lunch of sandwiches and fresh fruit with water, wine, apple juice, coffee and iced tea at Kalithea Beach Cruise back along the coast and get dropped off at the port of Nea Fokea in the late afternoon at the end of your amazing experience.

2 hours sunset sail to West Sithonia

3. 2 hours sunset sail to West Sithonia

After meeting your skipper at the Neo Marmaras port, head straight into the stunning waters of the Aegean for a sailing trip to remember. Leave the crowded beaches of the mainland behind and head straight for the stunning Kelyfos Island. Uninhabited and undeveloped, the island’s pristine beach and coral reefs make for one of the best locales for relaxing, swimming, and taking some time away from the bustle of the city. Afterwards, head to the Porto Carras coves, a series of 25 hidden beaches with smooth sand and crystal-clear water. All the while, enjoy commentary from your expert crew, and the company of Jabaar, the small beagle who lives on board the ship. As the sun sets, drop the anchor down and watch the technicolor display over the waters of the Aegean Sea.

From Halkidiki: Meteora & Monasteries Day Trip with Transfer

4. From Halkidiki: Meteora & Monasteries Day Trip with Transfer

Leave Halkidiki behind to travel through beautiful landscapes and enjoy a full-day guided journey to the mystical rock formations of Meteora, with a special visit to the out-of-this-world Christian monasteries, acknowledged by UNESCO on their World Heritage List. Meteora is a geological miracle, which you must see for yourself in order to fully grasp how magical it is. Depart early in the morning from Halkidiki and drive by gorgeous green valleys dotted with dramatic grey cliffs to reach your destination. Once you arrive at the beautiful town of Kalambaka, you will visit the famous Meteora, geological formations unique in their kind, on which the Monasteries are perched. These incredible constructions were built in the 14th century and they are rich in precious relics of Byzantine art. Visit two of these fabulous monasteries, built high upon the steep rocks. Each monastery owns a vast richness of frescoes and icons. Afterward, take a well-deserved break in Kalambaka town, with the option to enjoy lunch at your own expense. Take your time to explore the region’s modern-day culture, before hitting the road to head back to your accommodation.

Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

5. Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

Uncover the natural beauty of the coastline of Halkidiki on a sailboat tour from Paliouri. Ride on a comfortable boat with covered seating. Stop at destinations like Kelyfos island, the sandy Lemos beach, and a beach in Kameno that is only accessible by boat.  Meet your skipper at the pier in and begin your sailing adventure. Feel the wind in your sail as you sail to the island of Kelyfos. Jump into the crystal-clear water and take a refreshing swim. Keep your energy up with water, juice, and local fruit. Head to the isolated region of Spalathronisia and view verdant shores and pebble beaches. Stop at Lemos beach which is a narrow slip of sand that is wedged between turquoise waters. Have the chance to stop to purchase lunch at a charming seaside restaurant in Neos Marmaras, Halkidiki, or Spalathronisia. Continue to the coves that are to the south of Neos Marmaras. Take in views of the Porto Carras beach and go for another swim at a remote spot in Kameno before heading back to your starting point.

From Kassandra or Sithonia: Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour

6. From Kassandra or Sithonia: Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour

Head off on a full-day adventure and get a real feel for the magic of Ancient Macedonia. Check out the archaeological site and museum of Pella. Then explore Vergina, home to one of Greece's most spectacular museums. Hear about the fascinating history of the area. Depart early from Chalkidiki, after pickup from Kassandra or Sithonia, for the village of Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, and visit the archaeological site and the museum. The excavations have brought to light the interesting findings of the ancient city, exhibited at the local museum. Prepare to be impressed by the outstanding mosaic floors that are used to decorate the city's grand mansions. Head then to Vergina, the first ancient capital of the Macedonian Kingdom, which nowadays houses one of the most beautiful museums in Greece. Visit the museum, which contains the royal tomb of King Phillip the 2nd, Alexander the Great’s father, along with golden and other artifacts of incredible beauty and value. Let the thousand years of history wash over you. Return to Chalkidiki late in the afternoon.

5 hours sailing trip to West Sithonia, Halkidiki

7. 5 hours sailing trip to West Sithonia, Halkidiki

Sail across the turquoise sea of the Aegean on board a private boat and enjoy plenty of free time to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Marvel at the marine life surrounding the islands and shore at locations such as Kelyfos and Gerochristso Island. Your first stop will be Kelyfos, also known as "Helonais," where you can admire the rocky bottom with its cascades of aquatic life. Continue to Gerochristos Island and Lemos Beach, where the sandbar that connects the peninsula with the mainland has sea on both sides. Follow in the footsteps of the many movie stars who have sailed their yachts to the beach. Next, stop at a nice spot to enjoy your sandwiches on the yacht. After lunch, tour the secret coves south of Neos Marmaras and stop for one last swim before returning to Kamenos, one of the most scenic beaches of Halkidiki. See the green of the trees as they come all the way to the clear waters. The itinerary may change due to the weather or if you prefer to do something else. You can eat lunch on the way for more sailing time. There is also the option of a big game fishing experience to fish for tuna, bluefin, albacore, yellowfin and other fish. Game fishing equipment is provided.

From Halkidiki: Thessaloniki City Tour with Transfer

8. From Halkidiki: Thessaloniki City Tour with Transfer

Explore the port city of Thessaloniki on a guided trip departing from the Halkidiki area. Take a panoramic drive through the Old Town to discover the remnants of its Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history, then visit a couple of major landmarks to get a deeper understanding of the city's heritage. Depart early in the morning from your location in Kassandreia or Sithonia and begin the city tour with a panoramic drive around the White Tower. Keep driving toward the main landmarks of the city, including the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, the Old Town, and the City Walls. Receive an insightful commentary from your expert guide as you look at each of these buildings, then move on to your first stop. Visit Agios Demetrius Byzantine Church, the most important one in Thessaloniki for religious, historical, and artistic reasons. See the ancient underground crypt. Before going back, stop at the Archaeological Museum, which holds different artifacts from the archaic, classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaly.

From Kassandra: 7-Day Greek Island Private Sailing Adventure

9. From Kassandra: 7-Day Greek Island Private Sailing Adventure

Start from Halkidiki, from Skiathos or Skopelos. The program that follows is indicative and starts from Miraggio Hotel Spa in Kassandra or Neos Marmaras in Sithonia. 1st Day. We put the luggage and supplies on board and a short briefing about the boat and the journey is made by the captain. We open sails for the island of Kyra Panagia and enjoy the Aegean by sailing. We moor in St. Peter’s natural bay. We can swim in the crystal clear waters and stay for the night. 2nd Day. We take our morning dive and eat our breakfast. We are heading for the beaches of Alonissos. In the afternoon we moor to Steni Vala or Patitiri. Here we have the opportunity to visit the amazing Old Chora Alonnisos, with the incredible sunset. One of the most beautiful of the Aegean! 3rd Day. We raise anchor and continue for the beautiful beaches of Alonissos. Our sea route goes to Skopelos and in the afternoon we arrive and we moor in the beautiful hora of Skopelos and stay overnight. The beautiful hora of Skopelos has everything, shopping, restaurants, tavernas, bars, clubs and whatever you want. 4th Day. We wake up and after we have taken our Skopelian pies for breakfast, we open sails for the beautiful beaches on the south of the island. When we are filled with sea and sun, we moor at the afternoon for an overnight stay in the natural bay of Panormos. One of the most beautiful coves in the Aegean! Here the picturesque taverns are on the waves and the scenery is idyllic. 5th Day. We untie the cables and take the bow to Skiathos. On the way we sail and stop for a swim in the islet of Tsoukria. An amazing islet with blue-green waters, a breath away from the port of Skiathos. Early in the afternoon we moor in the town of Skiathos, where we stay for the night. The cosmopolitan Skiathos has what your heart asks! 6th Day. We raise anchor and open sails for western Skopelos and its magical bays. One beach follows the other, with the scenery to be enchanting! At the end of the day we set in N. Klima or Glossa, two beautiful ports from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets! Here you can enjoy fresh fish with a unique view! 7th Day. After we wake up and take our morning dive, we lift the anchor and get started for our base. Enjoying the route and sailing, we reach the area of Halkidiki. We swim at to the magical bays of Porto Carras and after the sunset we set in the harbor of N. Marmaras for our last night. The next day at 9.00am remove your luggage and depart from the boat with unique memories! The schedule can be changed. Depending on weather condition and costumer’s preference, after the captain’s agreement, who must first of all take care the safety of the crew and the boat.

Sithonia: Speedboat Cruise to Ammouliani Island with Drinks

10. Sithonia: Speedboat Cruise to Ammouliani Island with Drinks

Cruise from Sithonia to Ammouliani island with a powerful speedboat on this private tour for up to 7 guests. Lounge in the sun on the boat or stay cool under the sunshade. Play your own music by connecting to the Bluetooth stereo. Use the binoculars to better view the monasteries.  Meet your captain in Sithonia and board the speedboat. Feel the wind in your hair as you make your way to the bay of Mount Athos. Admire stunning views of the Mountain and Docheiariou monastery as you sip on water, juice, beer, or wine. Continue past the imposing Xenophontos monastery and see its Katholicon cathedral. Head past the Russian Orthodox Saint Panteleimon Monastery and the 10th-century Xeropotamou Monastery. Sail past the Simons Petra monastery which sits high on a rocky cliff. Step into the past as you go by the monasteries of Gregoriou, Dionysiou, Saint Paul, and Saint Anna. Make your way to some turquoise bays and stop for a swim at Portokali beach.  Take a stroll on Diaporos island with views of the blue lagoon and white sand beach. Have the option to stop at local tavern where you can purchase lunch. Return to your starting point in Sithonia at the end of the tour. 

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What people are saying about Sithonia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 179 reviews

Awesome sailing say with captain Greg and his beautiful boat! Captain Greg is very experienced, reliable and trustworthy, with a brilliant taste on music. We had plenty of quality time to relax, to swim, to paddle, to have fruits, good wine and visit a seaside taverna. It was the highlight of our holidays! We definitely enjoyed and absolutely recommend it!

Amazing Day with Greg on his boat yesterday. I made a mistake with dates so we were late but nothing was a problem and Greg let us stay later than planned to make up the time even though it was my mistake. Beautiful stops for snorkelling and the kids loved the SUP board really fantastic day would highly recommend it.

Apart from the fact that the car was 35 minutes late for us at the hotel, everything was great.

The skipper who greeted us in the morning was friendly and sympathetic

Superb ride. Return may be a bit long. I recommend