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Ancient Stagira

Ancient Stagira

Ancient Stagira

Ancient Stageira, the city where Aristotle was born in 384 BC, is located approximately 500 m southeast of the modern settlement of Olympiada, on a peninsula, in Halkidiki, Central Macedonia.

The foundation of Stageira is dated to the year 655 BC. and was carried out by Ionian colonists of Andros.

After the Persian Wars, Stagira became a member of the First Athenian Alliance, contributing to the common fund. In the Peloponnesian War, specifically in the year 424 BC, the Stagerites defected from the Athenians and allied themselves with the Spartans. The event enraged the Athenians, who, led by the controversial general Cleon, rushed to besiege the city, but to no avail.

Later, Stageira joined the Common of Halkidiki, which was an alliance of 32 coastal cities of Halkidiki with its headquarters in the city of Olynthos.

Aristotle died between the first and twenty second of October in the year 322 BC. in Chalkida from stomach disease, in sadness and melancholy. His body was taken to Stageira, where he was buried with great honors. His fellow citizens declared him a "resident" of the city and built an altar over his grave. In his memory they established a festival, "Aristoteleia", and named one of the months "Aristoteleio". The square where he was buried was designated as the meeting place of the parliament.


  • Tomb of Aristotle
  • Ancient Sanctuary
  • Late Classical Wall (Philip II's time)
  • Thesmophorio - sanctuary of goddess Demeter
  • Hellenistic house
  • Walled citadel
  • Market (stores and warehouses)
  • Classical arcade and cobbled street
  • square Byzantine tower, built inside the earlier arched building.
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