Neos Marmaras

Neos Marmaras is the most cosmopolitan holiday resort of Sithonia, Chalkidiki.
It uniquely combines sea and mountain, wild entertainment and romantic walks, Greek and international cuisine.
The pine-tree path that unfolds alongside the sea reveals to the visitors a unique view of the amphitheatrically-built Neos Marmaras as well as the uninhabited, turtle-shaped island of Kelyfos, located off the coast of Neos Marmaras.

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Neos Marmaras Nightlife

When the sun goes down, it’s time to party and Neos Marmaras nightlife offers you just that. If you want to experience an unforgettable summer, full of intense nightlife and never-ending fun, this is the right place. Neos Marmaras is one of the summer nightlife destinations you should definitely experience.

Photographer: Chotomanidis Christoforos

Neos Marmaras is a truly cosmopolitan destination. Located in Sithonia, the second peninsula of Halkidiki that combines both sea and mountain in a unique way. It is situated 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Thessaloniki, this small town welcomes thousands of tourists every year,  that visit it for its natural beauty and experience its nightlife. This is why its population during summer time reaches 20.000 people.

This small town on the western coast of Sithonia with the bustling centre shares with its visitors its vibrant life and lively nights full of high-energy, Greek temperament and genuine hospitality. Whether you are looking for a cool and relaxing beach bar to enjoy the sunset over a refreshing cocktail or you’re seeking rollicking nightlife, Neos Marmaras is the ideal haven for you.

Photographer: Chotomanidis Christoforos

Neos Marmaras offers a wide variety of clubs, beach bars and cafes. At night, the city takes part in an endless party no one should miss. So, if you are looking for a location that will keep you energized, the spirit’s alive and well in Neos Marmaras. It’s an enticing invitation no one can resist.. After all, the holidays is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

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A tour of the castles, temples and chapels in Sithonia

Our Sithonia is rich; not only in beaches with crystal clear water but also castles, churches, temples and chapels, all rich in history. So join us for a brief sightseeing tour.

Church of the Archangels, Neos Marmaras

The main church of the village with many heirlooms from the lost homeland. The church also hosts a unique, intact epitaph.


The Chapel of Prophet Elias

The chapel of Prophet Elias is only a few minutes by car or a short walk up the hill above Neos Marmaras. With pine trees surrounding it, this place offers stunning panoramic views of the valley and the sea. The sunset is an unforgettable experience!

It is open all day.


Το μοναστήρι του Αγίου ΓρηγορίουThe monastery of Saint Gregory

Although no one inhabits the place today, visitors can wander around its premises.


The Castle of Toroni

Ruins of medieval fortification at Cape Lycithus, located on the southern end of Toroni beach in Halkidiki.

Archaeologists unearthed traces of habitation from the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC) and the remains of early Iron Age houses (11th – 8th centuries BC). In antiquity, there was one of the two citadels of Toroni with a strong wall. Thucydides mentions details of the Spartans’ fortification in Lycithus and mentions a temple of Athena that they built there.

The Halkidians founded the city in the 8th century BC. It became one of the most important ancient Greek cities of Northern Greece. It was part of the dispute between the Lacedaemonians and the Athenians. Later, throughout the Byzantine period, there was a powerful castle in the peninsula, which they built mostly with material from the ancient acropolis.

Both the settlement that had developed on the peninsula and the castle were destroyed in the 15th or 16th century. The area must have suffered greatly from pirate attacks and was in decline much earlier, while in the 14th century it belonged to Mount Athos.


The Early Christian Basilica of Saint Athanasius

Triple basilica of the 5th century. It is located in the small swamp, next to the highway between Toroni and Porto Koufo.

A fire destroyed the church in the 6th century and the locals built another smaller church in its place.


The chapel of Saint George

The chapel of St. George is built on the middle aisle of a three-aisled 5th-century basilica Christian church, which must have been destroyed in the 6th century AD. along with the most important settlement of the time. The settlement appeared during the Hellenistic years (3rd – 2nd century BC) and developed rapidly on the hills north of St. George.

The early Christian basilica on which they built the chapel we see today, according to the findings of the 1971 excavation, was a beautiful church divided into three aisles, with three pairs of marble columns and a marble slab temple. To the south-east of the church was the cemetery of the settlement. Archaeologists found there two large vaulted tombs. Further excavations in 1979 revealed a Roman bath, which they may have used as a baptistery.

In 1981 the 10th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities conducted excavations 60m. north-west of St. Basil’s Basilica where they found the central temple of the settlement. Today it is the most valuable archaeological site of the Municipality of Sithonia and one of the most important in the whole of Halkidiki.


The Church of Saint Nikitas

We find the church of St Nikitas in the middle of the village of Nikiti. It was built in the second half of the 19th century, St Nikitas is one of the oldest and most important buildings in the area. The history of the church is intertwined with the historical evolution of the settlement, the passions, the joys and the dramas of the inhabitants.

The Church of Holy Mary’s Assumption

East of Neos Marmaras lies the church of Holy Mary’s Assumption. It is part of the Gregorian Monastery and was built in 1865.

The Early Christian Basilica of Sofronius

The building is dated from the first half of the 5th century AD. The three-storey wood-panelled Early Christian Basilica of Sofronius constitutes a large Early Christian complex. With magnificent mosaics and the rare high-quality multicoloured marble, columns, pillars and shields. Conservationists of the Byzantine Antiquities Authority restored it recently. It is very popular with visitors mainly during the summer season. The name of the complex derives from one of the inscriptions preserved in the church under the name of Bishop Sofronius.

We also recommend a visit to the Metochi of Xiropotamos Monastery in Sarti, as well as the ruins of the ancient temple and the windmills in Sykia.


A Parthenon in Neos Marmaras

View from Parthenon

The existence of a Parthenon in Neos Marmaras, even only by name, surprises the unsuspected visitor who is visiting Chalkidiki for the very first time.

The traditional settlement of Parthenon has existed since the 9th century B.C., according to reports from ancient Greek historian Herodotus. People referred to it as “Parthenni” and “Parthenion” during the Byzantine era. Some historians place it in Lóggos, but have not determined its exact location. Others argue that the settlers moved it to its current location. Continue reading “A Parthenon in Neos Marmaras”

Useful links and telephones

European Emergency Number: 112
Emergency Police: 100
Ag. Nikolaos Police station : 23750 31111
N. Marmaras Port Police: 23750 71933

Fire brigade: 199 or 23710 22978

Ambulance service: 166
Poisoning First Aid: 210 7793777
Hospitals, pharmacies on Duty: 1434
Poligyros Hospital: 2371 350100
Agios Nikolaos Medical Center: 23753 50000
N. Marmaras medical services: 23750 71208
Nikiti general medical services: 23750 22222

Sikia, veterinary services: 23750 41247

Porto Koufo - Customs office: 23750 51100
Sarti - Customs office: 23750 94255


N. MARMARAS - EUROBANK:23750 71197


N. MARMARAS: 23750 71500
AG. NIKOLAOS: 23750 31324


N. MARMARAS: 23750 71334
NIKITI: 23750 22689
AGIOS NIKOLAOS:  23750 31491
SIKIA: 23750 41440


Domaine Porto Carras
Melissanthi Wine Tasting Room
The Melissanthi Wine Tasting Room is open to visitors throughout the year by arrangement.

Wine Tasting
Wine tasting sessions are held every day with or without reservations. In order to ensure your best possible service, please dial (+30) 2375077437 and plan your visit.

Entry is free of charge.

Open hours in June, July and August
9.00-20.30 on weekdays and weekends

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The Action Plan of Akrotiri Hotel for Covid-19

Akrotiri, having taken into account the instructions of the Ministry of Tourism for the implementation of the new Health Protocols in the country’s tourist accommodation industry due to Covid-19, proceeded with the preparation of an Action Plan and the development of a Plan for the Management of a Suspicious Case within the hotel.

The aim of the Action Plan is to prevent the occurrence and the effective management of suspicious cases in order to reduce the expansion of the virus to both the staff and the guests, always in accordance with the current guidelines of the National Public Health Organization (NPHO). The Action Plan complies with the recommendations of NPHO and will be revised according to the developments.

Together with the Action Plan and the Suspected Case Management Plan the hotel aims on one hand to protect the staff and its guests and on the other hand to guide its staff in taking the necessary measures so as to prevent and protect from Covid-19. Continue reading “The Action Plan of Akrotiri Hotel for Covid-19”