Sithonia - Geography
Sithonia is a peninsula located south of the central part of Chalkidiki which is also in the south-central part of the Chalkidiki peninsula. The Kassandra Peninsula lies to the west and the Mount Athos peninsula at the east. Sithonia is also a municipality, covering the Sithonia peninsula.
Gulfs that surround the peninsula are the Singitic Gulf to the west and the Toronean Gulf to the east.
The mountain Itamos or Dragoudelis is in the center of the peninsula.
Amongst the many places in Sithonia is the ancient city, the castle and the church of Agios Athanasios in Toroni, the windmills in Sikia and the 16th century church in Nikiti. Porto Koufo, is the largest and safest natural harbor in Greece, which is mentioned by Thucydides as "hollow harbor"; it appears to be the fishing spot in the area.
Sithonia - Municipality & Beaches
S outh, from the harbors exit there is Kartalia, the most southern part of Sithonia, a very impressive area which puts its visitors under a spell with its rocky secluded beaches.
Known for their natural beauty are the beaches Azapiko, Tristinika, Korakas, Marathias, Kalamitsi, Kriaritsi. All the villages cover the peninsula mainly in the central and the southern portions.
Known for their natural beauty are the beaches Azapiko, Tristinika, Korakas, Marathias, Kalamitsi, Kriaritsi, Kavourotrypes, Linaraki, Klimataria.
The Sithonia is a municipality in the Region of Central Macedonia, established by the Program Kallikratis. Resulted from the combination of pre-existing municipalities Sithonia Toroni.
The extent of the new municipality is 514.7 square kilometers and has a population of 12,394 inhabitants according to the 2011 census (12,927 inhabitants according to the 2001 census). Headquarters of the new municipality was designated winner.