From Homeric times so far Maronia is famous for its vineyards and vineyards in the foothills of Ismaros overlooking the Thracian Sea. Ulysses, the Cyclops Polyphemus drunk on wine Maroneio. In Ismaros preserved ancient flax (wine press), carved into rocks.
Maronia Homer's time was the home of Maron, priest of Apollo. The present village is situated on a slope of Ismaros and moved there in the 17th century because of pirate attacks. Until then, it was Maronia sea. The position of the Byzantine Maronia located in Port St. Charalambous, known also as Paliochora.