STAGIRA & ARISTOTETLE'S STATUE
The philosopher Aristotle was born in ancient Stagira. Stagira is the center of a large mining region that since 500 BC to the present day it has given wealth and power to emperors, kings, sultans and companies. Mahalas from the sultans’ Mademohoria was the basis of the only free Commonwealth of 12 large villages and above 100 settlements. Important Byzantine buildings are saved in Stagira, as well as the castle of Madem Emin, master of the sultan in the area. The castle has a dominant presence in the forests of the Stratonic Mount and in the impressive Strymonic gulf and the gulf of Ierissos.