We had car hire and did a lot of travelling. We preferred the Sithonia Peninsula and circumnavigated both Kassandra and Sithonia.
Lovely inland villages and coastal splendour.
See my Chalkidiki page
Once you have trekked down to the beach at Afitos it is nice to not do a lot. We enjoyed the smaller beach, very quiet and no development.
Of course we did have to get involved with Michael's constructing!!
We haven't found it opened, but the architecture is something new for us...
If you'll look with attention, on the "campanille" you will find the stone dove... is nothing to tell you that the dove is there (excepting this tip of course) so... it will be a nice surprise to find it...
You can find here that special colour of Greece... and the calm of the summer afternoons too.
...on the southern part of the wild beach.
There are not so many people and sometime you need intimity... isn't it?
The beach is wild and quiet.
If you love Greek's sun, this is the place to burn your skin badly :)
In 1858 the church of Agios (Saint) Dimitrios was built, a three-aisle "basilica" with dome, with local porous stone. It is the only "basilica with a dome" in Chalkidiki and has a unique rustic stone reliefs over the windows and the belfry. That is considered as the village's jewel, located in the centre of the main square. It's worthwhile for the visitor to observe the unique architecture of the church, its old icons and its stone-embossed south external wall. Of course, you have to be dressed properly if you want to visit church... no short trousers, short skirts and especially no swiming suits!!!
This unspoilt, traditional Greek village enjoys a clifftop location with spectacular views. The sandy beach, reached by a steep track, is perfect for wathersports. You could spend few relaxing hours on the beach or enjoy in wild blackberries you could find in bushes around (as I did). Or... you could find a your place in some of tavernas on the cliffs and enjoy in drinks and view.