Ancient Toroni - Castle Likithos
Toroni is located in Southwest. of Sithonia . The port of Toroni placed east Likithos , small promontory that rises today 13 meters above the sea level, in the North of the city.
The most important excavations in 1975 . The city was colonized from Chalcis in the late 8th century BC In 480 BC necessarily assisted Xerxes in his campaign against N. Greece . After lucerne joined the Athenian League . Revolted in 424 BC and joined Brasidas , the Spartan general , but throughout the course of the Peloponnesian War was the apple of discord between the Athenians and Lacedaemonians , which is why Thucydides mentions it often .
The 348p.Ch. it was conquered by Philip II of Macedon . The 168p.Ch , after the battle of Pydna and the overthrow of the Macedonian 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 shrank . In the 14th century AD the general space , already a member monasteries of Mount Athos.
During the classical period , the city had two citadels a south, almost at the highest part and another in the pycnometer , the small fortified peninsula near the harbor. The pycnometer was fortified in Roman and Byzantine times .
The fortifications of cities - as some height towers and walls - survive in good condition by the end of last century , when the material was used as blocks to be coated streets of Istanbul and Thessaloniki . Today is some visible traces of their foundations .