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Sithonia peninsula

Sithonia is the second "leg" of Halkidiki, between the peninsula of Kassandra and Mount Athos. The peninsula is surrounded by the Toroneos Gulf to the east and the Singitic Gulf to west. Its long coastline with the sandy beaches and the turquoise sea exhibits a natural setting of unique beauty, which is ideal for all those who seek tranquillity and relaxation during vacation.

The wonderful natural scenery is marked by great diversity with a constantly shifting landscape and an amazing view of the Aegean Sea. Sithonia is renowned for its laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle and boasts state-of-the-art tourism infrastructure, coupled with genuine Macedonian hospitality.

According to Greek mythology, Sithonia took its name after King Sithon, son of Poseidon (the Olympian god of the seas) and Ossa. It has been inhabited since the Neolithic Era, which is proven by archaeological finds in the area of Toroni. The first fishing villages were founded during the Middle Ages, while in 1922 with the relocation of Greek refugees from Asia Minor, several new settlements were created.

Among the most important settlements in Sithonia are Nikiti, Neos Marmaras, Toroni, Vourvourou and Ormos Panagias.

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