Toroni is a resort village located in a bay on the southwestern coast of Sithonia
, between Neos Marmaras
and Porto Koufo
, 130 km from Thessaloniki. According to the legends, Toroni was the name of the wife of Proteus, son of Poseidon.
Toroni is a place for relaxing holiday. Its beach strip is long, wide and sandy but the water goes deep suddenly. Like Vourvourou
, there is no separate center, square or main street - the hotels are scattered around and the taverns are set along the promenade. A few kilometers north of Toroni you will find the beaches of Destenika
Evidences show that the site was inhabited since the Neolithic Era and in the past wit as an important city with its own currency. The gulf between Kassandra
and Sithonia bears the same name - Toroneos. The place was conquered by the Spartans, Athenians and Romans, but the fortress walls and other significant monuments were destroyed after the invasion of the Turks in 19 century. Today in Toroni you can see remains of the wall of a castle and a small Christian church. Near the village archaeological excavations show a cemetery with 134 tombs dating back to the Iron Age.