TONYADuring the Ottoman period, there was a feudalism in Tonya. Ali Agha, the most important of these derebeys, had dedicated soldiers in his territory and made his own defense. The high rock within the forests in the south of the Kaleönü Neighborhood of the district is known as Ali Aga Fortress.
Together with various rumors about the name "Tonya" being given to the district, most appropriate one is: During the period of the Greek Cypriots who first settled in the region, a Greek Cypriot gave this district as a dowry to his daughter. His daughter name was Tonya so this is the reason why the district’s name is Tonya.