Toroni is situated after Marmara and before Porto Koufo. During
mythology, Toroni was wife of Protea, 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 is evidence that the area is inhabited constantly
from the Neolithic era.
Ancient Toroni was founded by the Halkidi's settlers of the 8th
century BC. During the 5th century BC Toroni was one of the most
significant cities in Halkidiki. Having its own currency and was
part of the Athenian alliance. Thucydides resides that in 423
BC it was taken over by Vrasidas from Sparta. In 348 BC the city
was taken by Phillipou the 2nd. In 168 BC the Romans invaded and
the city decayed. In the Byzantine era the land belonged to Agio
Its strong walls and other buildings were destroyed in the 19th
century, when the Turks used the granite stones they were built
of to cover the central roads of Constantinople and Thessaloniki.
According to recent results from the excavations, it was verified
that the area has always been inhabited from the end of the Neolithic
era till 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 during
the inhabitance of the Iron era. Its duration is approximated
to be from the end of the 2nd century till 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.