Things to do in Sithonia

Our most recommended things to do in Sithonia

2 hours sunset sail to West Sithonia

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

2. 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.

Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

3. 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.

5 hours sailing trip to West Sithonia, Halkidiki

4. 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 Kassandra: 7-Day Greek Island Private Sailing Adventure

5. 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.

From Kassandra: 2-Day Kassandra Peninsula Private Cruise

6. From Kassandra: 2-Day Kassandra Peninsula Private Cruise

The winds are generally mild. There are countless beaches you can visit, most of them have no access from the land. Halkidiki has many small fishing villages of unique beauty that provide a safe haven for boats and fresh fish! Kassandra peninsula has tourist developed & crowded, with many beach bars, restaurants, clubs and festivals. The weather is quite nice and warm from May to October. It is a calm and relaxing destination with many beaches and small bays for swimming and diving with crystal clear water. Halkidiki is an ideal destination for sailing trips because: The winds are generally mild. It has many natural harbors for mooring. It has a variety of options for relaxing or intense vacations. Ideal for open sea fishing and diving. It has many beaches with pine trees touch the sea, inaccessible by land. Many traditional villages and sites of archaeological interest. Ideal for family and youthful holidays.

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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!

Wonderful trip. Even alone. We drove to the island of Kwlifos where I was allowed to swim. The foros that I was able to do there came out very nicely. However, if someone wants to sail, I can recommend you to choose a windy day and maybe the day tour. Where a cape is also possible. I really enjoyed the ride with the crew. Very friendly. Gladly again.

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.