Discover Nikiti and the best beaches of Sithonia

September 11, 2022

Nikiti is one of the most picturesque villages in Halkidiki. One of Sithonia’s most popular towns is a destination for everyone, with a bustling seafront and a charming traditional village nestled up in the hills. Traditional or contemporary? Well, Nikiti has both! On one hand, the road along the waterfront unveils a long sandy beach and a series of picturesque mini-bays offering light blue waters and golden sand.

And on the other hand, at old village of Nikiti, you will find yourself strolling around the stone-houses, the narrow alleys, the little square with a plane-tree in the middle, a little tavern and a cafe.

Nikiti was established in the 14th century and is the capital of the Municipality of Sithonia. It has a population of some 3,000 permanent residents, with numbers rising in the summer thanks to a wide selection of accommodation and dining options that make it an attractive destination both for Greek and foreign tourists.

The old village has its own architectural style, with old stone-built houses, coming straight from previous centuries. You can stroll down the cobblestone alleys, smelling the flowers that are everywhere and relax at one of the traditional taverns. The village overlooks the peninsula of Kassandra and offers a fantastic view to the Toroneos Gulf. It’s a relaxing way to pass the time and you can also make the best of the turquoise waters and relaxing beach bars. Read more about Nikiti village on official website of Halkidiki tourism board.

Nikiti is also perfect base for discovering beautiful beaches of Sithonia. There are dozens of amazing sandy beaches around Nikiti and one of the closest to the town is Agios Ioannis and nearby Kastri beach.

Agios Ioannis is a beautiful and enormous golden sandy beach with crystal and green emerald waters. It is supposed to be one of the best beaches in Sithonia and a must-swim one! It can get crowded in summertime so it’s better to get there early or if you wish to rent some parasols and umbrella at the beach bar, make a reservation especially on weekends. It is well-organized with beach volley court available, disabled access, parking and lifeguard supervision. Of course, you could bring your own equipment for the beach as there is a lot of space to put your towels, sunbeds and parasols

Lagomandra is a Blue Flag awarded beach, wide and long with clear shallow waters, surrounded by pines trees which reach all the way to the sand. It is organized with disabled access, tourist facilities and water sports activities available. Striking beach popular among tourists features clear blue waters with a pine forest backdrop.

Koviou beach located between Kalogria and Agios Ioannis, is a small thought a delightful spot, ideal for families and children. It has soft white sand and shallow warm waters surrounded by lush vegetation. All tourist facilities are available while the place is perfect for snorkelling.

Vourvourou is s seaside tourist resort in eastern Sithonia, well known for its natural beauty and its nine small islands where the virgin nature and the secret charming beaches make it very special! Vourvourou is located 5km from Ormos Panagias and it’s an intoxicating combination of green and blue. There are 3 great swimming spots here: the beach of Vourvourou, the secluded cove of Karydi and the Livari Lagoon with its shallow waters. If you are a passionate explorer, there are nine tiny islands all around the bay that you need to explore; especially the larger one called “Diaporos”.

Makria Lagada has an idyllic location, on an unspoilt and well-kept sandy beach of the bay ‘Makria Lagada’ and is surrounded by one of the most scenic pine forests of the region of Halkidiki. Makria Lagada Beach is also being awarded the Blue Flag every year, certifying its excellent waters. If you are looking for a peaceful, sandy and partly organised beach then you are in the right place.

Best base for your exploring the beauty of Sithonia beaches is Alexanika Apartments complex. It is located in the best place of Nikiti village. You can reach the beautiful beach just in 3-4 minutes walking as well as big supermarkets (Masoudis, LIDL) are in walking distance also. So, on the one hand, nor big noises, neither crowdy around, but on the other – in 200-600 meters you will find a lot of bars or taverns. Fresh fruits corner and bakery are only in 100 meters from Alexanika.

Alexanika apartments are available for up to 6 guests, for families with children of any age. Each room in Alexanika Apartments is equipped with kitchen and a necessary set of kitchenware.

There is playground for children in the yard and also downstairs in the building Alexanika appartments offer a number of activities for guests – board games, TV-room, ping-pong etc.

Alexanika appartemnts have amazing terrace with beautiful view over Nikiti where you can enjoy sunsets and overlook around town and its surrounding.