Founded in 1000 or 1100 B.C. in the middle of the peninsula of Kassandra in the side of Thermaikos Bay. Ancient Mendi took its name from the minthi or mintha (mentha in Latin, hence the Mint). About the name Mendi, the medieval Suda said in addition that the Egyptians called the flood God Nappy, there was even sanctuary of “Mendesios From Egyptians”. Thucydides mentions the Mendesio Horn was the Delta of the River Nile.
Timber trade flourishes here and famed wine known as Mendaios wine. The ancient shipwreck of the fifth century B.C. found in 1992, on the shores of Alonnisos island at a depth of 30 m, was approximately 3000 amphora with Mendaeos wine. The archaeological pick has brought to light finds that attest the continuous habitation of the region from the 9th to 4th century B.C. Large deposits of gold and silver that existed in the region, confirm the great movement of ancient coins found and led the Ancient Mendi on long edge.
According to the Greek history, Ancient Mendi participated actively in the Delian League, Peloponnesian War, and later during the Macedonian years, the town was absorbed from the foundation of Kassandria in 315 B.C.
Place of origin of famous sculptor Paeonios, known for the statue of the Greek goddess of victory “Nike”.
The archaeological area covers an area of 1200 by 600 meters on the hill above the sea, next to the Mendi hotel.