Summer House Nikiti

Nikiti, one of the oldest villages in Chalkidiki, has a rich history traced back to prehistorical settlements. Established in the early 14th century, it has grown into a modern village strategically located for easy access to both the Eastern and Western sides of Sithonia. Known for its serene, family-friendly atmosphere, Nikiti also offers a vibrant nightlife. 

The village is divided into the old and new settlements, with the old village to the north distinguished as a living museum. This area is renowned for its Macedonian architecture, narrow streets, and flower-filled courtyards. The village is crowned by the 16th-century temple of Saint Nikitas.

The new settlement extends southward to the sea, featuring amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, taverns, cafes, beach bars, banks, ATMs, drugstores, and a weekly public market. Nikiti is celebrated for its honey, olive oil, wine, and raki (tsipouro), being Greece’s leading honey producer.

A highlight event is the  International Swimming Crossing of the Toroneos Gulf,  challenging 25Km/16mile swimming marathon held in July between Nikiti (Sithonia) and Kalithea (Cassandra).

Nikiti is surrounded by beautiful beaches like Nikiti beachAgios Yannis, Kalogria, Spathies, Koviou,  Karidi, Lagonisi, Portokali beach, Paradice beach etc. ideal for swimming and water sports. The best time to visit is May or June for solitude or May, and September for milder weather. However, July and August are the busiest and hottest months.

Overall, Nikiti and its surrounding areas in Halkidiki offer a blend of historical, cultural, and natural attractions, making it a diverse and enriching destination for visitors.

Mount Athos, a monastic republic, is renowned for its 20 monasteries, virgin forests, and rich Byzantine art heritage. Mount Athos, also known as the Holy Mountain, is an ancient monastic republic. Established in 963, it is a sacred land, often referred to as the garden of Virgin Mary, and is home to 20 monasteries surrounded by lush greenery. Spanning 50 km in length and covering an area of about 350 square kilometers, it’s known for its strict monastic lifestyle and is a no-entry zone for women. The area is a treasure trove of Byzantine art, ancient manuscripts, and religious artifacts.

Summer House Nikiti-Petralona cave

The Petralona cave, with its historical significance and natural beauty, is a must-visit. The Petralona cave, known for its stalactites, stalagmites, and the fossilized skull of the Archanthrope of Petralona, is a significant prehistoric site near N.Moudania. The cave has revealed many Paleolithic tools and fossilized remains, with ongoing excavations.

Summer House Nikiti-Ormos Panagias port

The quaint fishing village of Ormos Panagias, located about 7 km from Nikiti, is named after a Byzantine church and is known for its traditional churches and religious festivities. It serves as a departure point for cruises to Mount Athos and Ouranoupolis.

Summer House Nikiti-Polygyros the capital of Halkidiki

Polygyros, the capital of Chalkidiki, is situated on the mountain Cholomontas and is renowned for its carnival and religious celebrations. The town has a folklore museum showcasing local history and culture.

Summer House Nikiti- Stageira the city of Aristoteles

Stageira, Aristotle’s birthplace, located near Olympiada, is an important historical site. Combines historical education with scenic beauty.  Visitors can explore the park with solar clocks, telescopes, and other instruments related to Aristotle’s work.