Stavronikita is a model of a proper seaside resort. It works together with the
largest hotel complex Sani Resort, which puts it in the ranks of some of the
most attractive summer destinations in Greece. This is an area of leisure and
complete relaxation in a beautiful natural environment and aesthetics.
Sani is an
amazingly beautiful place located close to the seaside resort Nea Fokea. In
ancient times this place had a colony of ancient Eretria (island Euboea).
According to Herodotus and Strabo, the new city started its rapid development
after it engaged in a dynamic trade with Euboea, Ionia and the Cyclades, and
later with Corinth and Athens. In those years, a sanctuary of Artemis was built
at this picturesque cape and we can still see the remains of a Roman villa
large landowner left here from the era of the Roman rule.
In the 14th
century, this place housed many Holy Mountain metochions, most of which have
survived to the present day, including the Tower Stavronikita (1543) based on
the cape St. George, which remains after the former Monastery of Stavronikita
and was dedicated to Saint Nicholas. In modern times, the Byzantine tower is
situated on a hill overlooking the hotel Sani. In summer, the place holds an extensive
cultural festival with concerts of world music, jazz and classical music s well
as dance performances, film screenings and art exhibitions.
Sani Resort has
very beautiful beaches. In particular, beaches at Sani Hotel and Simantro Beach
as well as at camping Blue Dream, make
this area a truly unique place attracting a large number of Greek and foreign
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