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Toroni

Toroni is located at the Southwest of Sithonia peninsula. It was founded by Halkidis of Evoia during the 8th É-7th century b.c. In 480 b.c. the town helped the Persians against the expedition of Xerxis against Greece and few years later became a member of the Athenian alley.

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Ancient Stagira

Ancient Stagira Halkidiki

The Ancient Stagira is located about 500m Southeast of today’s settlement of Olympiada, on a small, mountainous and beautiful peninsula, which is called Liotopi. The town took both hills, one coastal at the North and one bigger at the South, which are divided by a low neck.

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Potidaia

Potidaia was founded around 600 b.c. by Corinthians colonists. During the Persian Wars Potidaia played an important role, while its defection in 432-31 b.c from the AÉ’ Athenian Alley was one of the reasons that caused the Peloponnesian War.

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Olinthos

Olinthos was for a century, the most important town of Halkidiki. Its foundation is lost in the mythical years. Some archaeological findings show that in the townÉ’s position used to be a significant prehistoric settlement, which was the town of the classical years. According to the mythology Olynthos was the son of Strymonas, King of Thrace and he was killed in a lion hunting.

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Nea Roda

The sanctuary’s lifetime begins at the late archaic era till the Hellenistic one and its history is connected with the two ancient cities of the region, Sani, colony of Andris and Ouranoupoli, town founded in 315 b.c by Alexarhos, brother of Kassandros, King of Macedonia.

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Ancient Mendi

Thoukidides refers to Ancient Mendi as a colony of Eretria, which was founded in Pallini, the most western peninsula in Halkidiki. The exact year of its foundation its not given, however the presence of Eretris and Halkidis in Northern Greece dates within the framework of the BÉ’ colonization, the 8th century b.c.

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Akanthos

Ancient Akanthos Halkidiki

Akanthos is the most important ancient town-harbor of the Northeast Halkidiki, former colony of the Andris. It was founded in the mid of the 7th century b.c. taking the place of prehistoric settlement. The town expands in a coastal palisade of about 600 meters Northeast from the current town of Ierissos and it was excavated by the XVI Tax Service of Culture and Antiquities.

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