The second "foot" of Chalkidiki is the peninsula of Sithonia, lying between the Gulf of Cassandra and the Gulf of Agion Oros. Here, there are enchanting sites, impressive hotel units proofs of the touristic development as well as beautiful beaches.
Agios Nickolas, built in an all green area, is a mediterranean village which lies 44km south-east of Polygyros and has a population of 3000 inhabitants. It was inhabited since the prehistorical times. On the height, south-west of the village, there was localized the prehistorical group of houses which went on existing till the Hellenistic Times. The present village was founded before the 14th century while there was an earlier group of houses named "Fourneia". Worth visiting are: the houses of the 19th century, of folkloric architecture, the small church of Agios Georgios, the height of Betryno, at the south-west of the village, where the ancient town is localized, Pyrgos, approximately 2.5km from the village. In this area was probably lying the ancient city of Siggos, which gave its name to the gulf. In the 14th century there was here the monastery of Agios Nickolas the "Chryssocamaros". Other worth seeing places are the ruins of prebyzantine fort, the area of Bourbourou, 11km south and the islet of Agios Andreas.
Nikitas or Nikiti is an area with scattered paleontological monuments, traces of prehistorical group of houses and ancient city, ancient cemeteries and paleochristian churches. Worth visiting is the royal church of Agios Georgios and the one of Elia of the same period with wall paintings and mosaic floor. Here there is production of high quality honey. There are producted about 2000 tons of honey. Two important nunneries are here: the one of "Evagelismos" near the village of Batopedi and the one of "Panagia", which in older times belonged to the monastery of Batopedio, near the village of Ormylia.
Going down the way towards Neos Marmaras we come across lovely beaches with very clean waters and plush greenery. Neos Marmaras is known world wide as a summer resort. On its coasts there are many hotels as well as campings. The beach of the village is crowded in the summer but the around gulfs are offered for peacefull vacations. Chalkidiki is an ideal place for vacations with your own vessel.
Some kilometres north of N.Marmaras there is the abandoned village of Parthenionas, on the slopes of Itamos mountain. Here one gets a genuine picture of the folklore architecture of Chalkidiki. In a short distance from Neos Marmaras, in an area of 18,000 acres, is stretching one of the most famous touristic resorts of Greece which is Porto Karras, on an excellent coast with many picturesque anchorages and crystal waters. There is the winery named Porto Karras and the vineyards, of the largest in Europe. Chalkidiki`s area is offered for all kinds of sports while night-life is very satisfactory.
The tour continues as we met the large beach of Toroni. The area is inhabited since the prehistorical times and the village lies at the area of ancient Toroni, one of the most important cities of Chalkidiki. After the fishing port of Porto Koufas as the road leaves the coast, continues north towards the area of Drepano cape.
After passing Kalamitsa, a wonderful sandy beach, and Sykia, one of the oldest villages of Chalkidiki with picturesque windmills on the beach, the road continues to Sarti. The view of Athos is amazing, just like the paintings made by "barba"-Zaphyris on the walls of the traditional coffee-house of the village.One of the most idylic sites of the area is Bourbourou, with picturesque anchorages and covered with pine-trees coasts.
Small islands are scattered all around, from Bourbourou till Agios Nickolaos, making the site look more beautiful.