“God made the country,
and man made the town”
William Cowper – English poet
Neos Marmaras is a modern country town that combines the tranquility of natural beauty with an active nightlife. Neos Marmaras offers island magic along with mainland comforts. Visitors may find a lot of small and large shops; coffeeshops, restaurants and nightclubs to suit all needs and tastes as well as banks and pharmacies at their disposal.
Neos Marmaras was founded in Sithonia, Halkidiki, soon after 1922 by Greek refugees who came from the island of Marmaras, in Asia Minor. It is a bustling town situated along the slopes of Mount Dragoudelis, going all the way down to the coast and constitutes the most vibrant area within the Toroneos Gulf on the Sithonia peninsula. Most of the locals work as fishermen or farmers, produce honey or are involved with the tourism industry.
“Praise the sea,
on shore remain.”
John Florio – Italian linguist
The area is characterized by its green landscape since, on the majority of its 20km of coastline; pine trees grow all the way down to the beach.
The main beach covers the town’s waterfront and sprawls all the way to Porto Carras. Also, around Neos Marmaras, there are many small and scenic bays such as Paradisos and Azapiko, some beautiful, isolated beaches and a group of small islands, ‘Spalathronisia’.
All beaches undergo regular controls and are blue-flagged by the E.U. Visitors may reach most of the beaches either by car or by boat.
Another place definitely worth a visit is the island of Kelyfos, an islet that looks like a turtle from afar. Its only inhabitants are wild goats but it is widely known for its spectacular seabed, which underwater photographers call a ‘diver’s paradise’.