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 peninsula. It is situated in the 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 beach is long and sandy, and the sea is relatively shallow, suitable for children. The place is a good starting point for trips and exploration, as it is close to places on both Kassandra and Sithonia.