human settlement in Greece
Ierissos is in Northern Chalkidiki.
- 1 Acanthos. Acanthus was the main city and the port of NO-Halkidiki. It was founded in the middle of the 7th century BC. by colonists from Andros, on the site of a prehistoric settlement. The city extends on a ridge nearly 600 m. Parts of the city's ramparts have been preserved, including an impressive section of the Acropolis and buildings of the Classical and Hellenistic periods. The extensive cemetery of the city with about 9000 graves lies on the shore and was used from the archaic period (7th to 6th century BC) to modern times (17th century).