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Galatista, situated after Anthemounta valley, is one of the oldest villages of Halkidiki. Here, the ancient Anthemous is believed to have flourished, as we can presume from the ancient Ionian capital on the basis of the Episcopal throne in the church of Agia Paraskevi, and a tomb stele at the entrance of the church of Agios Nikolaos. In 1300, the village was called “Galatissa”, and later it was renamed into Galatista.
It is a picturesque village, with narrow paved alleys, old houses and 19th-century churches. Galatista is known for its famous icon painters who decorated monasteries in Mount Athos and many churches.