Neos Marmaras was founded in Sithonia, Chalkidiki, soon after 1922 by Greek refugees who came from the island of Marmaras, in Propontida, Asia Minor. It is a bustling town situated along the slopes of the Dragoudelis Mountain and all the way down to the coast and constitutes the most vibrant area within the Toroneos Gulf on the Sithonia peninsula. Its population has risen from approximately 1200 in the early 20th century to 3000 inhabitants today. Most of us work as fishermen or farmers, produce honey or are involved with the tourism industry.
Neos Marmaras is a modern country town that combines natural beauty and nightlife. Neos Marmaras offers island magic along with land comforts. Visitors may find a lot of small and large shops; coffee bars, restaurants and nightclubs to suit all needs and tastes as well as banks and pharmacies at their disposal.
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. Visitors may enjoy many crystal-clear beaches apart from the main beach, which sprawls all the way up to Porto Carras (e.g. Paradisos, Agia Kyriaki, Koutsoupia, Azapiko etc). All beaches undergo regular controls and are blue-flagged by the E.U. Around Neos Marmaras, there are many small and scenic ports, beautiful isolated beaches and a group of small islands, ‘Spalathronisia’. Visitors may reach the beaches either by boat or by car/motorcycle and there enjoy the clear and deep blue sea under the golden sun.
Another place of interest is the island of ‘Kelyfos’ or ‘Turtle Island’, as it looks like a turtle from the ring road. It is full of wild goats but it is best known for its spectacular seabed, which underwater photographers call ‘a paradise’.
Swim in our calm, crystal-clear, warm sea all morning; dine in our cozy little tavernas in early afternoon; have fun in bars and clubs from dusk until dawn. Next morning, simply enjoy a special breakfast in the coffee shops along the quay or the coast.