Villa Elena Studios is located in a beautiful position in Sithonia Chalkidiki, the so-called second “leg”.

By staying at Villa Elena you have a direct access to the whole Chalkidiki! Sandy beaches, picturesque creeks with turquoise water, significant historical sightseeing, traditional villages and cosmopolitan areas with vivid night life compose the picture of the ideal vacation.

Beaches

The two beaches that are near Villa Elena are Latoura beach which can be accessed on foot in less than 5 minutes, and the magical Lagonisi beach which is about 500 meters away.

It is a magnificent beach with golden sand and emerald water that attracts many tourists every year. Also, a small piece of land separates the beach in two parts and gives the scenery a unique view.

At the same time, Ormos Panagias is located very close by, about 1.5 km away, as well as the famous beach Trani Ammouda, while the green beaches of Vourvourou, such as Karidi beach, with their clear water and the creeks that look just like pools will amaze you. While at this area, it is worth swimming at the wonderful beaches of Zografou and Lacara.

At the west part of the peninsula you will meet Kortesa, Lagada beach and the beautiful beaches of Nikiti, that are spread at the bottom of a hill covered in trees. After Nikiti, you will meet many small beaches with turquoise water, such as the amazing beaches Kastri, Agios Ioannis, Koviou, Kalogria, Spathies and Elia beach.

Heading to Neos Marmaras, you will meet Tripotamos beach and Paradisos beach, while the famous beaches Diaporti, Azapiko and the great sandy beach of Toroni are all located at the southwest part.

Sightseeing

An interesting suggestion for a daily excursion are the little boats that head from the little port of Ormos Panagias to Agion Oros and Ouranoupoli.

Agios Nikolaos, a traditional highland village that constitutes one of the most picturesque villages of the peninsula, with paved alleys, a small village square and a marvelous view to the sea, is located 5 km away from Villa Elena.

Also, from Vourvourou you can ride an excursion boat and you can visit the small islands located opposite it.

At a 10 minutes ride by car you can find Nikiti, a picturesque seaside settle. It is worth visiting the Old Christian Sofronios Basilica, the Church of Koimisi Theotokou (Dormition of the Mother of God) and the small island Kastri.

From the cosmopolitan Neos Marmaras (located at a 25 minutes distance) you can visit the small island Kelyfos, while the traditional settlement Parthenonas is located very close and it is worth visiting.

From Neos Marmaras you can also visit the beautiful mountain Itamos for a pleasant walk in nature.

We should mention that mountain Itamos constitutes a “Site of Community Importance” by NATURA 2000 and it is named after the tree that we meet there. The main feature of the area is the forest hills and the open forests. It is a significant habitat for birds of prey, while in the forest Dragoudeliou there is a population of an endangered species of deer.

45 minutes away from Villa Elena is the village Toroni and two significant sightseeing: the ruins of the Castle of Toroni and the Old Christian Basilica of Agios Athanasios.

Sports and events

If you are a sports lover, by staying at Villa Elena, you will have the opportunity, apart from swimming, to do water sports, such as windsurfing, tubes, banana and water ski at the beaches that have the special facilities and kiosks (Nikiti, Vourvourou, Sarti, Neos Marmaras etc). Get involved with the magical sport of scuba diving (Agios Nikolaos), try out fishing with a sea kayak at Vourvourou and enjoy a mini cruise with catamaran at Nikiti.

If you are a good swimmer you can participate at the swimming crossing of Toronaios gulf that is carried out every year in July.

The mountain Itamos and Psaria are ideal for hiking, biking and stroll, while you can horse ride at Chalkidiki’s Horse Riding Club “Ippoliti”, located between Agios Ioannis and Ormos Panagias,

If you are at the area at the end of July don’t skip visiting Neos Marmaras, where the name day of Agios Panteleimon is gloriously celebrated on the 27th of July. In Sarti there is a fair on the 15th of August, while in Porto Koufo there is a “Tuna Fishing” Festival in September.

Night Life

At the areas surrounding Villa Elena Studios, such as Vourvourou, Nikiti, Ormos Panagias etc, there is a wide variety of entertainment and eating places, covering every taste.

You can enjoy fresh fish, traditional Greek recipes, as well as international cuisine at the numerous restaurants and taverns of the area. For a more vivid nightlife, you can visit Neos Marmaras, Nikiti and Sarti, where many clubs, bars and coffee shops are located next to the sea.