Information about Sykia, Halkidiki
Sykia is one of the biggest villages in Sithonia, and it’s located 160 km away from Thessaloniki. It is situated on the southeastern side of the peninsula and it is famous for its long beach and its history as well, since in Sykia findings from the 11th century BC have been excavated. The old settlement is an excellent example of traditional architecture of the 19th century. The 2300 inhabitants are mainly engaged in tourism, fishing, agriculture and stickraising.
The accommodation choices at Sykia are rooms to let, small hotels and campings. We recommend to you Anthemida Rooms and A Ponte Studios & Apartments located on the main road at a distance of less than one killometer from the beach.
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The beach in Sykia is a long sandy beach with shallow water which is 3 km away from the village. It is awarded with blue flag and is ideal forfamilies and nature lovers. There are also many smaller beaches separated by creeks. In the main beach of the village there are two old windmills that are worth to be visited and take a closer look. Also on the beach there are restaurants where you can eat fresh fish and drink coffee.
The village has a clinic, supermarket and several shops where you can buy anything you need.
Nearby, there is a hill named Cuckos as there is also an old settlement and cemetery, which was built during the Bronze and Iron Age. Many manuscripts mention Sykia with the name Longos. During the Byzantine Empire, the whole area belonged to the monasteries of Mount Athos (Aghion Oros).
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