Toroni

 

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 the history of Greece.
The modern village is a small village stretched along the beautiful beach.
In mythology, Toroni was wife of the sea 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 land of the Amazons. Herakles, of course, defeated them and killed them.
The city was colonized from 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. Revolted in 424 BC and joined the Brasidas, the Spartan general, but throughout the course of the Peloponnesian War was the apple of discord between the Athenians and the 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 the Macedonian kingdom was conquered by the Romans. The ancient city was one of the largest and richest cities of Halkidiki.

 

τορώνη στην σιθωνία χαλκιδικής

During the first Byzantine period, the city shrank. 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, near the highest part of it, and another on the lekythos, a small fortified peninsula near the harbor. The jar was fortified and the Roman and Byzantine times.
The fortifications of the city - some as high towers and walls - survived in good condition by the end of last century, when the material was used as blocks to be coated the streets of Istanbul and Thessaloniki. Today only some are 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. Today poorly preserved mosaic of the middle aisle.

Here you can admire one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

 

              

 

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