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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. 

Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

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

3. 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.

From Sithonia: Private 4x4 Off-Road Safari in Halkidiki

4. From Sithonia: Private 4x4 Off-Road Safari in Halkidiki

Get an authentic taste of an off-road adventure during this private 4x4 SUV tour from Sithonia to Nikiti, Vourvourou, Parthenonas, and other spots that can’t be accessed via normal rental cars. Get an inside look at some of the most amazing places of Halkidiki that only the locals know. The adventure starts in the morning in front of your hotel. Meet your private local tour guide, get a pre-trip introduction to the tour, then set out for the first stop on the itinerary, the old village of Nikiti. At Nikiti, find one of the oldest temples in the area and learn the history of the area while tasting local products from farmers. Afterward, see the east coast of Sithonia at the village of Vourvourou and admire the view of the Athos Peninsula. Then, venture off-road to a prehistoric place 725-meters high at the ancient tree of Itamos. From there, maneuver up to the highest point of Sithonia at 1,000-meters high. Reach the perfect spot to see all three peninsulas at the same time along with some north Aegean Islands. Next, follow an uncharted path through a pine forest to the west side of Sithonia and see the traditional village of Parthenonas. Climb down to the west coast and reach the last stop of the tour, a Greek family tavern in front of the sea. Sit down and enjoy a local lunch (costs not included), then journey back to your hotel by traveling along the west coastline.

2 hours sunset sail to West Sithonia

5. 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 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.

From Halkidiki: Meteora & Monasteries Day Trip with Transfer

7. 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.

5 hours sailing trip to West Sithonia, Halkidiki

8. 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

9. 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.

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

4.7 / 5

based on 114 reviews

My first booking on getyourgide, everything went well. The trip was fantastic, absolutely worth the money! Make sure to take pictures on the first half of the trip, as on the way back they go rather far from the coast. Absolutely recommended!

The three hour boat ride around the monasteries of Mount Athos is perfectly timed, no longer and no shorter. The staff is nice and helpful. The sea is magnificent and the monasteries offer beautiful views.

It was a wonderful trip where they even had an audio guide in Danish. We were lucky enough to have a dolphin follow us on part of the trip back. Full value for money

Low Traffic on board. Kind staff - even waited 10 min 4 passengers from far away. Great experience

Great experience, nice host and beautiful sailing weather !