Pyrgos (Mitari) 40°15'6.94"N 23°43'25.21"E
Pirgos or (Mitari) is located at the north end of Trani Ammouda beach. On the hill are the ruins of the byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos. There is evidence that this is also the location of the ancient greek city Siggos, after which the Siggitikos Gulf was named. The site is ideal for trying and learning scuba diving. Starting right from the beach, divers have the time to enjoy the reef that extends east for 150 meters until it reaches the maximum depth of 12m. We can see here almost all mediterranean reef species. In deeper waters look for groupers hiding between the rocks and octopuses in their holes. Rumour has it that not far from the reef lies an ancient greek coloumn...
Zografou 40°10'16.76"N 23°51'57.54"E
At the east end of Zografou beach divers can start the dive just in front of the dock. As we swim with the reef on our right hand the rocky slope descends gradually to 30 meters maximum depth. In deeper water look for groupers and moray eels in their holes. On the reef we can find nudibranches and beautiful soft corals. On sandy parts of the reef red mullets are searching for their food. When we reach the sandy slope area we turn around with the reef to the left. In shallower water different groups of seabream can be seen. The site is also home of many octopuses. Despite the beauty of the reef always keep an eye out in the blue, who knows what can pass by...
Klimataria 40°10'16.34"N 23°52'10.76"E
Klimataria is one of the most impressive shore dives someone can dive in Sithonia. It is a wall dive suitable also for advanced diver training. To reach the dive point we swim on the surface, from the beach, for about 100 meters north until we find the reef's head in only 2 meters depth. The site is small but deep, so divers have time to inspect the reef closely. Look carefully for the pink and purple nudibranches who love the site because of the mild current. But the highlight of the dive are the pelagic fish, especially the group of amberjacks who love to come from behind you and swim in front of your mask! Heading back to shore we can see the big shells (Pinna nobilis) hiding between the rich posidonia grass. After the dive you can enjoy your drink or food at the beach bar!
Akti Kalogrias 40°10'32.37"N 23°42'49.66"E
This is the most popular dive site of northern Greece and acccording to many divers also the best! A beautiful rock heads out of the water 150 meters away from the beach. The rock creates a 30m deep drop off with impressive sea life. Look for moray eels and conger eels hiding in the reef and propably a sole in the sand. The site is home of many groupers who like to get out of their holes, curious for the divers. Octopuses and cuttlefish are hiding between the rocks. Pelagic fish passing by can be seen by those who look carefully out of the reef. In shallow waters hundreds of black small damselfish make the water look like a giant fish soup and propably gave the name to the site (kalogria means nun or damselfish).
Armenistis 40°9'27.91"N 23°55'1.54"E
Armenistis is one of the most beautiful beaches of Sithonia. Here is located the famous Armenistis camping. At the north end of the beach divers can enjoy a beautiful shore dive. The dive starts 100 meters from shore where the rocks head out of the water. The underwater formation of the rocks is beautiful with lots of anemones, sea worms, sea urchins, sea stars and rich reef flora. In deeper water lobsters can be seen inside their holes while in the blue groups of pelagics may swim by. During the ascent we have time to swim between the rocks and enjoy the schools of seabreams that frequent the site. On the way to shore, with the rock on our right, look for red mullets digging the sand and sols trying to hide in it. In summer months enjoy a cold drink after the dive at the cozy beach bar!
Stiladari beach 40°01'24.8"N 23°50'03.7"E
Stiladari is a quite and remote beach of southwest Sithonia. The dive starts from the west part of the beach and goes east parallel to the shore. The dive site is shallow with only 9 meters maximum depth and is also ideal for snorkeling. What makes this dive unique is the formation of the reef and the rocks. Such underwater scenery can only be seen in tropical areas. The reef is full of holes and the sandy bottom scattered with rock formations. The place is home to many octopuses, moray eels, big schools of seabreams, salema, scorpion fish and rockfish. Search for colorful anemones and tube worms that are attached to the rocks. There is also a nice beach bar here, where you can relax after a long dive.