LocationIn modern times Sarti village was founded by Asia Minor refugges after the Asia Minor Disaster in 1922. An energetic Asia Minor refugee made efforts so as for the people who lost their homes in the disaster to create a new village there. The refugges initially named this newly-created village Nea Afisia, (New Afisia) after the name of their home-island, Afisia situated in the Sea of Marmara. The village was later renamed Sarti, taking its name from the ancient Greek city that existed in the same spot. This little village gradually became one of the most spectacular resorts of Chalkidiki, now attracting a large number of visitors from all over the world.
Sarti's most characteristic trait is the unique combination of aquatic landscape and rich flora, actually the richest in Chalkidiki. In Sarti region, land competes water in beaty: there is a stunning stretch of coastline with breathtaking, light blue, crystal-clear waters. Besides the splendid Sarti beach, the visitor can also enjoy the beaches called Platanitsi, Kavourotripes, Portokali, Zografou, Achlada, Manassu, Armenistis, Klimataria, etc. Beach Bars, busy from early morning to late night, exist in all of these beaches, where visitors can relax and enjoy their coffee or cocktail-drink.
In the village of Sarti there is a plethora of traditional tavernas, snack and coffee bars, pizzerias, fast-food restaurants etc, which combine excellent customer service with reasonable prices. Finally, the historic Xiropotamos Monastery in Sarti, built during the 19th century, is well worth a visit. One can also visit St George's church as well as the picturesque Porto-Koufo harbour (the largest natural harbour in Greece), the traditional Parthenonas village, and the Porto-Carras Grand Resort with the famous casino. There are also daily boat cruises around Mount Athos.