Nikiti

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Nikiti
Νικήτη
Panorama of Nikiti
Panorama of Nikiti
Location
Nikiti is located in Greece
Nikiti
Nikiti
Coordinates 40°12.6′N 23°40.4′E / 40.2100°N 23.6733°E / 40.2100; 23.6733Coordinates: 40°12.6′N 23°40.4′E / 40.2100°N 23.6733°E / 40.2100; 23.6733
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Macedonia
Regional unit: Chalkidiki
Municipality: Sithonia
Municipal unit: Nikiti
Population statistics
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Postal code: 63088

Nikiti (Greek: Νικήτη) is a village located 100 kilometers south-east from Thessaloniki on the Chalkidiki peninsula in Macedonia, Greece. It is the seat of the municipal unit of Sithonia.

The old part of Nikiti is located on the hilly area a few hundred meters from the sea, with a church at the highest point of the village. In the 1950s the village started to expand downwards to the coast significantly. In the 1970s the coastal plain was included into plans for village's development and many new buildings were built there.[1]

The most important economic sector in Nikiti is tourism. Other important economic activities in Nikiti are beekeeping and olive growing.

Tourism[edit]

Chalkidiki is popular summer tourist destination since the late 1950s when people from Thessaloniki started spending their summer holidays at the coastal villages like Nikiti. At the beginning tourists rented rooms in the houses of the villagers. By the 1970s tourists from Austria and Germany started to visit Chalkidiki more frequently. In the 1980s the big tourist boom started.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deltsou, Eleftheria (2007). "Second homes and tourism in a Greek village". Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology. 37:1-2: 125. 
  2. ^ Deltsou, Eleftheria (2007). "Second homes and tourism in a Greek village". Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology. 37:1-2: 124. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Nikiti at Wikimedia Commons