Ancient Stagira Halkidiki

Ancient Stagira Halkidiki

The most important historical area of Halkidiki, the ancient Stageira, are located in the area of Liotopi, just next to today’s Olimpiada.

The tour is a real treat. Especially if you want to see it all, you must know that you will need at least 2 to 3 hours, and you should not miss the coastal path, which is great.

The city was founded in 655 BC by Ionian settlers from the island of Andros, while a little later settlers from Chalkida arrived. After the Persian wars Stageira were also made part of the Athenian Alliance, contributing to the common fund.

During the Peloponnesian war but specifically in 424 BC, the city defected from the Athenians and allied with the Spartans.