Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Decay in Old Nikiti


Decay in Old Nikiti, originally uploaded by Sunsword & Moonsabre.

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 1950's the village started to expand downwards to the coast significantly. In 1970's the coastal plain was included into plans for village's development and many new buildings were built on the coastal plain.
The most important economic sector in Nikiti is tourism. Other important economic activities in Nikiti are beekeeping and olive growing.
Chalkidiki is popular summer tourist destination since late 1950's 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 few tourists from Austria and Germany started to visit Chalkidiki more frequently. In the 1980s the big tourist boom started.[

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