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Ancient Stagira

Ancient Stagira

Ancient Stagira

Stagira. Birthplace of Aristotle, the greatest philosopher of ancient times and tutor of Alexander the Great.

The city was founded in ca. 655 B.C. by colonists from the island of Andros. Down to the Persian Wars, Stagira was a free, independent and prosperous city.

After the Persians retreated, it became a member of the First Athenian Confederacy, making an annual contribution of one talent to the allied treasury.

In 424 B.C., during the Peloponnesian War, Stagira seceded and became an ally of the Spartans against Athens. Later, the city joined the Chalkidian League and in 348 B.C. it was captured and destroyed completely by king Philip II of Macedon.

A few years after the destruction, however, Philip himself repopulated the city in return for Aristotle’s, tutoring of his son Alexander.

(Photo Credits: Municipality of Aristotle)

Distance from Sunday Resort : 80 km