Ancient Stagira in northern Halkidiki is famous for being the birthplace of the great Greek philosopher, Aristotle. The village of Stagira was built near the archaeological site of Stagira. The sultan’s mint was located there in the 16th century and many ruins of furnaces can also be found close to the village. The historical central church of Stagira was built in 1814, a few years before the Independence. Many ancient towers, walls, temples and the statue of Aristotle are situated on the west part of the village. On your way to Stagira, you can also visit Arnea, one of the most picturesque villages of north Halkidiki and its Folklore museum.
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