Neos Marmaras

Neos Marmaras

Neos Marmaras is the most famous and second largest resort on Sithonia. It is located on the southwest coast of the peninsula, between Nikiti and Toroni, 118 km from Thessaloniki. It was founded in 1922 by refugees from Marmaras, Asia Minor, and its permanent residents are currently almost 3000 but with tourists in summer it reaches 20 000.

The town is built on the slopes of three hills, part of the mountain Dragondelis covered with pine trees. Dragondelis is the highest point of Sithonia - 811 m. Part of the town is situated on a rocky cape in the sea and gives the feeling of being on an island. This is the place for people who want to combine vibrant nightlife with walks in the nature and uninhabited beaches. The resort offers a variety of hotels and rooms to rent, restaurants, bars and shops. You can rent a car, bicycle or boat, take diving lessons or just lie on the beach. Nearby you can visit the old village of Parthenonas with well-preserved houses of past times. East of Neos Marmaras is located the largest hotel complex on the Balkans - Porto Carras.

Neos Marmaras has two beaches, east and west, Blue Flag awarded. The resort also has a port where boat trips to the other two legs of Halkidiki are organized.

Neos Marmaras overlooks the uninhabited island of Kelyfos, known as Turtle Island (Kelyfos is the Greek word for turtle). Don`t think that you will see turtles there - the name comes from the island shape which resembles a turtle. It is rocky and has no shores. Almost all boat trips to Kassandra pass by Kelyfos and let the passengers dive into the water around it.

highlights: hotels, holiday, Blue Flag beach and boat trips, village in Sithonia, Halkidiki, Greece

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Boats around the harborThe coastal streetMini harbor for boatsThe church of Neos MarmarasPizzeria at the sefrontBoats to rentThe main harbor of Neos MarmarasCruise boat at the main harborPizzeria at the sefrontBoatAlmost hidden cafeView from the coastal streetThe coastal streetCafe above the seaMini harbor for boatsThe coastal streetBoats next to the town beachNeos Marmaras town beach in JulyThe beach out of seasonThe beach in early MayThe beach in early MayView to Turtle IslandAt the seafrontlonely boatpromenadefrom the road
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