Capital of the prefecture with a population of 5,684 inhabitants, built on a "balkony" of Cholomodas mountain and has an excellent view of the peninsulas and the sea. It was inhabited since the Prehistorical Times, whike in the Classic Times the city of Apollonia was flourishing. In the area of Palaiporta, 6km south-west of Polygyros, ancient Appolonia is localized. The name Polygyros is firstly mentioned in the 11th century. The remains of the Byzantine church of Agios Nickolaos at Selio, indicate the area of the ancient city.
In the small Archaeological Museum of Polygyros, there exposed findings of the city and the cemeteries of Olynthos, Ierissos, Toroni, Athytos, Kastri and other areas. Worthvisiting is the private collection of Lampropolos, one of the richest of its kind, with wonderful findings dated from the prehistorical times till the byzantine times. The village of Vrasta, close by, is one of the most beautiful of Chalkidiki, with its traditional architecture and lengthy history. An ancient city was localized there while the same village is mentioned by the name Brastama in historical sources of the 9th century.
The church of Agios Nickolas - 1836
The private collection of the politician I.Lampropolos. It includes 800 pieces, such as pots of clay, copper utensils, weapons and offerings.
The chapel of "Panagia", in a distance of 2km.
The chapel of Prophet Elias.
The church of Agios Nickolaos at Selio -half-ruined byzantine church.
The area of Palaiporta, 6km north-west of Polygyros, where the ancient city of Apollonia is located. One can see the foundations of the city`s fortification. Also worth seeing is the village of Brasta or Brastama, one of the oldest of Chalkidiki, pattern of Chalkidian architecture. The name of the ancient city located here is unknown.