Sithonia peninsula (Greek, Modern: Χερσόνησος Σιθωνίας, Ancient/Katharevousa: ). The coast hosts numerous excellent beaches. Located near the city of Thessaloniki.
The only way to get around is from Thessaloniki Interurban Bus Terminal ("KTEL Chalkidikis").
- The excavations of ancient Olynthos, with the oldest mosaics (5th c. BC) ever found in Greece.
- The old traditional villages of Parthenon, Sykia and Nikiti.
- The Porto Carras vineyard and wine cellar.
- The Toroneos cross swimming race in July from Nikiti to Kallithea.
- The ancient ruins of Toroni and its ancient harbour Porto Koufo.
- The spectacular view of Mt. Athos from Kartalia cliff cape.
- The thousands of goats grazing free on the mountains.
There is a good variety of beaches on Sithonia peninsula. The following have Blue Flag status: Armenistis, Platanitsi, Sarti, Sykia, Toroni, Porto Carras, Anthimou (Elia 2), Lagomandra and Makrya Lagada.