Information about Sani, Halkidiki
Sani is one of the most famous and unique areas in Halkidiki. It’s located 83 km away from Thessaloniki, in Kassandra Peninsula. In order to get there you have to turn right after passing Nea Potidea and before arriving in Nea Fokaia. There is a large sign on the road on your right hand that will guide you.
In ancient times the area was the acropolis of ancient Sani, a city flourished until the Roman Empire. During the following centuries in Sani created dependencies of the Monasteries of Mount Athos. One of those was the monastery of Stavronikita, which was protected from the tower on the hill ofSani. The tower whose construction dates back to 1543 has been preserved in very good condition. Every year on the hill, around the tower, takes place during the summer months the famous Sani Festival which brings together artists from around the world. The Sani Festival is one of the most popular arts festival in Greece and happens since 1982. More information about the Sani Festival can be found on the website www.sanifestival.gr.
In the area of Sani, next to the hill Sani and the tower dominates the luxury Sani Resort which will offer you a unique holiday experience with a view of the mountain of gods, Mount Olympus. The resort extends to a private area of 4500 acres, surrounded by the pine forest of Kassandra and behind the golden sands and crystal blue waters of the Aegean. This harmony of nature and quality, luxury and comfort, will offer you the chance to escape completely from the stress and anxiety of everyday life.
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In the pine trees area, besides luxury villas and hotels of Sani Resort, there is a small harbor where small and large vessels are stationed, 18restaurants and taverns including the award winning Ntomata restaurant of the famous Chef Chrisanthos Karamolegos which according to the magazine Conde Nast Traveller is one of the 25 best restaurants in Europe.
In addition there are modern Spa facilities, tennis courts, diving center with qualified personnel and services to organize your wedding or further VIP services.
South of Sani Resort you will find the hotel Simantro Beach which is a great choice as it is surrounded by forest and just a few meters from the beach.
For camping enthusiasts in Sani there is an organized camping where you will experience even more strongly the nature.
The most famous beach, within a walking distance of the hotels of Sani Resort, is Bousoulas. It’s a clean beach with sand and shallow waters and also a Blue Flag award. There is a lifeguard throughout the day and a beach bar where you can get anything you need.
The resort of Sani is the ideal place for families. Quiet and in a relatively short distance from Thessaloniki this destination will help you rediscover the small pleasures of life.