Location: From Thessaloniki → 82,8km - From Polygyros → 38,4km
8 kilometres away from Arnea, you’ll stumble upon this wonderful village called Stanos.
There are several speculations about the name origin. One of them is that it was named after Stanos, a General of Alexander the Great, who passed through the village.
Another is that it was named after the Latin adjective “Stanus-a-um” which means a region that holds water for a long period of time. The third one is that it was named after a metal that existed in an old mine in the “Chalkoma” position. The fourth is that it was named after the sheepfolds (“stanes” in greek) that every family had next to their houses.
- The celebration of Stanos’ patron which is Saint Chaido and it's celebrated on September 1st. Vespers are chanted on the eve of the celebration, and Divine Liturgy and procession of the picture take place on the day of the celebration, with the participation of the Bishop and many priests. Next, the traditional “kourbani”, where everyone is offered a free dinner, takes place in the church.