The village of Gerakini is about 80 km away from Thessaloniki and just before the beginning of Sithonia but it is considered part of the leg. It is situated in Toroneos Gulf - the gulf between Kassandra and Sithonia. As a resort it started to develop after 1960. Except for tourism, it was also known for its magnesite deposits - a mineral form of white stone. Today in one spot on the beach abandoned mine can be seen.
The resort is not very big but it is well developed and offers a choice of restaurants, hotels and shops. The place is a good starting point for excursions as it is close to places on both Kassandra and Sithonia. The beach is long and narrow and the sea is relatively shallow, making it suitable for children.
highlights: hotels and starting point for excursions, place in Sithonia, Halkidiki