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Best Diving Destinations in Sithonia / Halkidiki
About Sithonia / Halkidiki
Sithonia, a second peninsula on Halkidiki, is located south of the central part of Halkidiki. The region features an exciting landscape with secluded coves and beautiful beaches that are also popular for camping. Sithonia is not that developed for tourists compared to Kassandra and Athos, although there are hotels of all standards, as well as some nightlife and different entertainment. The waters here are the clearest in the Mediterranean and make for a spectacular diving experience. There are some diving centers that will help to organize the diving. There are lots of diving opportunities for snorkelers and divers of all levels: wall diving, cave diving, reef diving, deep diving, and wreck diving.
When to go to Sithonia / Halkidiki
Divers can enjoy diving all year round. The rainiest period is winter, although there isn’t much rain. The high diving season lasts from April to October. The average air temperature is 26C/77F in summer and 10C/50F in winter. The sea temperature is about 25C/77F in summer and about 15C/59F in winter. The average visibility ranges from 20-30m/65-98ft throughout the year. The currents vary from slight to medium.
What to see
Divers can see a variety of sea life, such as seahorses, octopi, conger eels, scorpionfish, morays, corals and many others.