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A picture-perfect peninsula
Sithonia takes you to the beautiful Halkidiki peninsula on mainland Greece’s south east coat. Fringed by the golden sands and crystal clear waters of the beaches on one side and the emerald green pine forests on the other, it’s a beautiful area just waiting to be explored. Families will love the many beaches dotted throughout the area, while couples can simply relax and spend their days enjoying the restaurants, bars, spas, and pretty architecture of the town.
The south east coast of Greece is made up of three peninsulas, with Sithonia being the middle one. Active visitors will love walking, hiking and water sports, with plenty of opportunities to explore and make the most of the stunning surrounding landscapes. Off the coast you can explore the underwater world with snorkelling and scuba diving trips, as well as the chance to become PADI certified during your holiday. Alternatively, make the most of the ancient sites which date back to the 7th Century BC and are dotted throughout the landscapes.
Holidays in Sithonia are all about the beautiful natural landscapes. Golden sands greet you along the coastline, with long stretches backed by beach clubs and restaurants, as well as smaller coves where you can find your own secluded spot. Off the coast, you can try sailing and scuba diving trips, while dotted throughout the interiors are fishing villages with beautiful architecture and some ancient ruins. When it comes to dining there are some excellent options, with the area well known for its delicious fresh seafood options.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday in Sithonia and we’ll help you make holiday memories to last a lifetime. All of our hotels have been carefully selected to ensure you get the most of your time away. Book the IKOS Olivia for a fantastic all inclusive holiday like no other. The infinite lifestyle package offers excellent activities for both adults and children, fine wines, delicious menus, and an extensive spa menu.
Flight time from the UK to Halkidiki is around 3 hours.
Transfer time from Thessaloniki airport to Sithonia is approximately 45 minutes.
May to September is Halkidiki’s main beach-going season. Temperatures hover in the comfortable early- to mid-20s throughout the shoulder months (May and September), which are often good for fewer crowds and quieter hotels. Things start heating up in July and August, when the temperature can get into the early 30s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.