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A quick tour of archaeological sites and monuments of Sithonia in Halkidiki.

Endless coasts, unique archaeological sites, monuments passed unscathed through the time and many undiscovered treasures create a magical and wild Sithonia.

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Ιερό του Άμμωνος Δία
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Επαρχιακή Οδός Παληουρι-Άθυτου, , ,

Ένας από τους σημαντικούς ναούς που έχουν εντοπιστεί στη Χαλκιδική είναι και αυτός του Άμμωνα Δία, ο οποίος αποκαλύφθηκε το 1969 με αφορμή την ανέγερση ξενοδοχείου, οπότε προκλήθηκε μερική καταστροφή της κρηπίδας (βάσης) του λατρευτικού κτηρίου. Η ανασκαφ ...

Frangokastro – Monastery of Zygos (Ouranoupolis)
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Ouranoupolis, , ,

  It is in the greater area of Ouranoupolis, about forty meters beyond the Mount Athos borderline. It was dedicated to Prophitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) and it must have been founded around the year 991 AC. During the 11th century AC it was one of the mos ...

Archaeological Museum Olynthos
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Archaeological Museum OlynthosThe museum opened in July 1998 in a building in the archaeological site of ancient Olynthos, 5 km. From Moudania, Halkidiki.The archaeological finds are in the Archaeological Museum of Polygyros. The Olynthos Museum has only ...

Ancient city of Stageira
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Ancient Stagira, , ,

The birthplace of the philosopher Aristotle was a colony of Andros, founded in 655 BC The first name of the city was Orthagoria. Originally allied with the Athenians and the Spartans, the city was conquered by Philip in 349 BC, after the destruction of Ol ...

Byzantine Tower of Prosphorios (Ouranoupolis)
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Ouranoupolis, , ,

It was built in 1344. Here lived the monks who looked after the property of the Monastery Vatopediou, from 1018 until the Greek Catastrophe in Asia Minor.This property included the whole wider area of Ouranoupolis. The roof, which replaced the last floor, ...

Ancient city of Acanthus
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Ancient Acanthus has been a top city - port of eastern Halkidiki and one of the most important of the whole of Macedonia. He holds a privileged position between two sea shores, next to Ierissos and on the road to Ouranoupolis - Athos. The Acanthus, a colo ...

Ancient town of Mendi
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Ancient Mendi, ,

The ancient Mendi, which enjoyed great economic prosperity due to the exports of the famous Mendaiou wine was one of the colonies, which were founded by Eretria on the peninsula of Pallini in the 8th century. B.C. The main archaeological site, an area of ...

Το πάρκο του Αριστοτέλη
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Το πάρκο του Αριστοτέλη, , ,

ΑριστοτέληςΑριστοτέλης (384 π.Χ. - 322 π.Χ.) γεννήθηκε στα Στάγειρα. Ήταν ένας Έλληνας φιλόσοφος και πολυμαθής, ένας μαθητής του Πλάτωνα και δάσκαλος του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου. Είναι ένα από τα πιο σημαντικoύς ιδρυτές της Δυτικής φιλοσοφίας. Ο Αριστοτέλης πρ ...

Τα αρχαία Στάγειρα
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Τα αρχαία Στάγειρα, η πατρίδα του Αριστοτέλη, του μεγαλύτερου φιλοσόφου της αρχαιότητας, δασκάλου του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου, βρίσκονται περίπου 500 μ. νοτιοανατολικά του σημερινού χωριού της Ολυμπιάδας, πάνω σε μια μικρή, ορεινή χερσόνησο, η οποία ονομάζεται ...

Ancient Akanthos
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Ancient ctiy of Akanthos, , ,

It was a colony of Andros town, built around 650 BC, one of the largest and richest colonies in Halkidiki and the most powerful port area, with its own currency (one of the most beautiful of his era ). Residents joined forces with the Persian army. In 199 ...

Archaeological Museum Petralona
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Βουνό Κατσίκα, , , , 63200

Archaeological Museum Petralona35 kilometers from Thessaloniki on the old National Thessaloniki-Nea Moudania national highway is the village of Petralona. The cave and the Anthropological Museum are located two kilometers from the village.The museum was b ...

Ancient city of Toroni
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Αρχαία πόλη της Τορώνης, , ,

Ancient city of ToroniImmigrants from Evia lived in Toroni the 8th BC century. The city became part of the Delian League, until the Spartans conquered. King Philip II of Macedon conquered the city in 348 BC and 168 eg the area fell to the Romans.Ancient T ...

Ancient Olynthos
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Αρχαία Όλυνθος, , ,

The area has been continuously inhabited since the Neolithic Age. According to legend, the city was built by the brother of Olynthos, son of the legendary king of Thrace, Struma. The Olynthos was killed by a lion and his brother built the city to honor th ...

Το Μετόχι της Σάρτης
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Σιθωνία, , , , 63072

Το Άγιοπαυλίτικο μετόχι της Ιεράς Μονής Ξηροποτάμου  βρίσκεται δυτικά της Σάρτης και δίπλα η εκκλησία της Ζωοδόχου πηγής, όπου εκεί κατοίκησαν οι πρώτες οικογένειες όταν ήρθαν από το Λαύριο. Χτισμένο το 1907 λειτούργησε ως μοναστήρι και τα επόμενα χρόνια ...

Archaeological Museum of Polygyros
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Stadiou 1, , , , 63 100

The Archaeological Museum of Polygyros houses finds from all over Halkidiki. In the area of houses three permanent exhibitions: one finds the most important archaeological sites in the county, a second with findings from the three colonies of Andros in Ch ...

Ancient city of Olynthos
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Olynthus is the ancient city of Halkidiki, built on a fertile valley on the inlet of the Gulf of Toroni, near the base of the peninsula of Pallini (Cassandra today), just 60 steps (11.5 kms) from Potidaea and 4 km from the sea. Historical dataHistory site ...

Το σπήλαιο των Πετραλώνων
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Το σπήλαιο των Πετραλώνων, , ,

Το σπήλαιο των Πετραλώνων. Κοντά στο χωριό Πετράλωνα, στη βάση του βουνού Κατσίκα, μπορεί κανείς να βρει την είσοδο του Σπηλαίου των Πετραλώνων. Όταν ανακαλύφθηκε τυχαία το 1959 από έναν χωρικό το ονόμασαν το Κόκκινες Πέτρες, λόγω του κόκκινου χρώματος τ ...

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