According to our host it was a necessity to visit three Halkidiki fingers. In the middle one – Sithonia you can find incredible sandy beach with view on the majestic mount Athos located on third finger named after the mountain. We were prepared for departure, the only problem was that we did not have a car.. In the first car rental in the town there were no cars left, in the second was supposed to be but.. previous renter damaged it and didn’t inform the owners. They were left with car that looked ok but turned out to be totally broken. They really wanted to help us and this whole situation made them very sad. While talking to them we learned that they were immigrants from Azerbaijan, who are incredibly trusting and have huge belief in the people. They chose Greece for their home because they love the attitude and open minded people that live here. Even if something bad happens they are positive and believe in helping others. We talked to them for quite a while and suddenly Misza said to his wife Julia: “Maybe we could rent them your car?”. In that second we all looked at an old Peugeot 206. Scratched all around, dented, with no AC and no airbags. This could be quite tricky on one hand, on the other we didn’t really have another choice. Very attractive was also the price – 70 EUR, considering that in Thessaloniki they told us 300-400 EUR for the cheapest model. And so we decided – we are ready for this adventure! And we highly recommend this car rental service – Dias in Nea Kalikratia.
|Dias car rental service|
This road trip turned out to be an excellent idea. Gorgeous bays and little towns show real face of Greece. Our first stop was beautiful Nikiti. We visited church in the newer part of the town.
|Nikiti new town|
Then drove up toward the old town. The higher we drove the more amazing view appeared. The old village charms visitors with its superb Macedonian architecture and the houses are built of stone in a traditional way with its original colour. All those houses are spread around Agios Nikitas church. Unfortunately we couldn’t see it inside as this day it was closed. Luckily we could have experienced the amazing view of all the town.
|Nikiti old town|
From there we drove south to outstanding beach next to Armenitis camping. This sandy beach is immaculately clean and the sea has light turquoise colour. What’s more at the horizon you can see majestic mount Athos located at the third finger of Halkidiki. We swam a bit and after a while continued our trip. On the round we encountered huge herd of goats guarded by shepard dogs.
We drove around whole Sithonia and started to get really hungry. We found very interesting spot on TripAdvisor but due to technical issues and lack of GPS connection we didn’t make it there. In the end we decided to stop in the first closest town – Metamorfosi and chose Tarvena Vasilis as our dinner spot. This was a bad idea..
We ordered bitter greens, seafood risotto and fried squid, which all were disgusting. In both last dishes we found pieces of plastic so seafood must have been frozen. Huge fail on their behalf. We pointed this out to the waitress and she gave us 3 EUR discount with reluctance. We definitely don’t recommend this place! Check out our negative review here: Taverna Vasilis.
Brought to you by: Julia & Przemyslaw