Agios Mamas is a village
with a population of 1342 inhabitants, located between the Kassandra and the Sithonia
Its waterfront settlements "Portes", "Varkes" and "Gremia", located
towards Thermaikos Bay, include the largest hotels and Municipal camping sites.
There are new holiday settlements that are currently under development
at Agios Mamas beaches on the Toroneos Bay side.
The village is famous throughout Greece for its "Agios Mamas trade
fair", a pole of attraction for thousands of visitors in early September.
The oldest known organized settlement in the area of Agios Mamas was
located in the hillock of the same name (where there are currently excavations
taking place) and had been in existence since as early as 5000 BC.
However, the oldest known records attesting to the existence of the
village - with its current name, what is more - are Mount Athos documents of 1047
In 1423 the Ottomans subjugated Agios Mamas. In the mid-15th century
the village belonged to an Ottoman ruler (Michael Bei). In 1821 the inhabitants
of the village played an active part in the Greek revolution. The first known
historical attestation to the trade and cattle fair dates back to 1870.
The village took its name from Agios