We spent one day on the second “finger” of Chalkidiki in the Sithonia peninsula. Compared to the neighboring Kassandra peninsula, less inhabited Sithonia comprises a far larger area. It means infinite untouched landscapes defined by a large mountain in the center with lush greenery and many beaches, cliffs, and bays around the coast. We made overnight in the laid-back village of Sarti located centrally on the western coast. Until the construction of the ring road in Sithonia in the sixties to establish a connection to the road network of Chalkidiki, Sarti remained highly isolated. At this time this village was only accessible by boat. Nowadays, it is a lovely village with many traditional tavernas and beach bars around a long sandy beach, from where you can admire breathtaking sunrises over Mount Athos.
Parking location – Sarti: 40.088275N 23.977687E