Toroni Real Estate | Toroni Villas
Toroni is situated after Marmara and before Porto Koufo. According to mythology, Toroni was the wife of Proteas, son of Poseidon. Traces of prehistoric settlements of the 3rd century BC and many other ancient remainders, ancient Christian and Byzantine temples, castles and others provide evidence that the area was constantly inhabited from the Neolithic era. Ancient Toroni was founded by the Halkidian settlers of the 8th century BC. During the 5th century BC, Toroni was one of the most significant cities in Halkidiki. It had its own currency and it was part of the Athenian alliance. Thucydides recites that in 423 BC it was conquered by Vrasidas from Sparta. In 348 BC, the city was taken by Philip II. In 168 BC, the Romans invaded and the city decayed. In the Byzantine era, the land belonged to Agio Oros’ monasteries.
Its strong walls and other buildings were destroyed in the 19th century, when the Turks used the granite stones they were built to cover the central roads of Constantinople and Thessaloniki. According to recent findings from the excavations, it was verified that the area has always been inhabited from the end of the Neolithic Era until the Turkish domination.
Architectural remains have been found but they are only fragments, due to continual use of the land. Special emphasis was given by the excavators to the cemetery from the Iron era. Its duration is approximated to be from the end of the 2nd century until the middle of the 9th century. In this cemetery, 134 tombs were discovered with 118 being cremated and 16 simple burials. There were 500 pots discovered, which were used either as burials or as cremators for the dead.