Toroni journey from ancient times to today.
A tourist resort in Sithonia with roots in antiquity and the amazing sunset.
This small village, with its glorious history, gave his name to Toroneos Bay and played an important role in Greek history.
The Toroni is a small village stretched along the magnificent coastline.
In mythology, the wife of Toroni marine demon Proteus, son of Poseidon and mother of two children and buckwheat Tilegonou who caused Hercules to wrestle with them when the hero returned from the country of the Amazons. Herakles, of course, defeated them and killed them.
The city was colonized by Chalcis in the late 8th BC century. In 480 BC necessarily assisted Xerxes in his campaign against Southern Greece. After Midika joined the First Athenian Alliance. Defected in 424 BC and joined Brasidas, the Spartan general, but throughout the Peloponnesian War was the apple of discord between the Athenians and Spartans, so Thucydides mentions it often.
In 348 BC it was conquered by Philip II of Macedonia. In 168 BC, after the battle of Pydna and the dissolution of Makedonian kingdom was conquered by the Romans. The ancient city was one of the largest and richest cities of Halkidiki.
During the first Byzantine period the city declined. The 14th AD century. General parking is already a part of the monasteries of Mount Athos.
During the Classical Period, the city had two citadels, one in the south, almost at the highest part, and another in the pycnometer, a small fortified peninsula near the harbor. The pycnometer was fortified and the Roman and Byzantine times.
The fortifications of the city - as a high towers and walls - survived in good condition by the end of last century, when the material was used as blocks to be coated on the streets of Istanbul and Thessaloniki. Today only a few visible traces of their foundations.
Attractions - Archaeological Sites:
The early Christian church of St. Athanasius. Built in the 5th AD century. and basilica. Destroyed by fire in the 6th AD century. and traces of another church was built, which was also destroyed. Now preserved in good condition the mosaic of the nave.
Here you can admire one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
Sunset in Toroni