Two kilometres from the Thessaloniki–Kavala national highway, just above the mouth of the River Strymon, is the archaeological site of ancient Amphipolis (a city founded in 437 bc) and the Archaeological Museum. The museum is housed in a new building that was completed in 1995. The finds are displayed in chronological order and comprise the following groups: the prehistoric period (from Mount Pangaio and Ketil Tepes Hill); the Archaic period (from Kasta Hill and the Iron Age cemetery at Amphipolis); the Classical and Hellenistic periods (from the Archaic Gymnasium, the Hellenistic cemetery, the Hellenistic house, and from excavations on the archaeological site), the Roman period (mosaics from a Roman house and from excavations in the local cemetery); the Early Christian period (from five Early Christian basilicas at Amphipolis); and the modern era (from a chapel found at a low elevation near Nea Amphipoli). Address: Amphipoli, 65052, Serres Working days-hours: open: Tue-Sun, 8:30-15:00 (winter) Working days-hours: Tue-Sun, 08:00-19:30 (summer), Mon: closed Tel: +302322032474 Website
Stagira – Birth place of Aristotle
Invalid Displayed Gallery The most important historic site in Halkidiki is ancient Stagira, located beside Olympiada, in the Liotopi peninsula. The tour is a real treat. If you want to see everything, you should know that you will need at least 2 to 3 hours and do not miss seeing the seaside path, which is marvelous. Ionian settlers who came from the island of Andros founded the city in 655 B.C. Colonists from Chalkida settled a little later on. The old sources are exact about the location of the city. Stravonas places it in a coastal area southern of ancient Akanthos, in his “Geographics” and mentions the existence of a small islet on the opposite side of the city named Kapros (probably the current island of Kafkanas). The fact that the same name is attributed to the port of Stagira is a feature, whereas many coins bear the symbol of a boar. Stagira was a small city of Halkidiki in the 4th century, which was under the jurisdiction of Macedonia’s Κing. Aristotle, who later became one of the most important Greek philosophers of ancient times, was born there in 384 B.C.Aristotle was the last great philosopher after Socrates and Plato […]
Ancient city of Philippi
The ancient city of Philippi, now the most important archaeological site in Eastern Macedonia, lies at the boundary of the marshes that cover the southeast part of the plain of Drama. The site was originally colonized by the people of Thasos, who, aware of the area’s plentiful supplies of precious metals, timber, and agricultural products, established the city of Krinides in 360 BC. Soon after its establishment, however, Krinides was threatened by the Thracians (365 BC) and turned to King Philip II of Macedon for help. Realizing its economic and strategic potential, Philip conquered, fortified, and renamed the city after himself. Hellenistic Philippi had a fortification wall, a theatre, several public buildings, and private houses. The construction of the Via Egnatia through the city in the second century BC made Philippi an important regional centre. The dramatic battle of Philippi, which took place outside the west city walls in 42 BC, was a turning point in the city’s history. The city was conquered by Octavian and renamed Colonia Augusta Julia Philippensis. The new Roman colony developed into a financial, administrative, and artistic centre. Official Unit: 18th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Filippoi (Prefecture of Kavala) Telephone: +30 2510 516251
The cave of Alistrati is considered to be as one of the finest and largest in Greece, and possibly in Europe, where nature show its greatest power of creation. At the entrance of the cave is the hall, a very nice room of 8 m height. From there start several galleries with great height and rich decoration of stalactites and stalagmites. The cave has also many levels that are unexplored yet. Mythology According to the Greek mythology in the canyon of river Aggitis, which crosses the Alistrati region, at the site “Petroto” appeared the Sphinx. It’s also stated that Pluto the god of Adis, when he stole Persephone, daughter of Demetra, led her to the canyon, where is the Gate of Adis . The area, that mythology referred to is located close to the cave of Alistrati. The presented information has been extracted from the official site of the Cave of Alistrati . 62045 ALISTRATI , SERRES , GREECE Tel.: +30 23240 82045 , Fax: +30 23240 82046 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , URL: http://www.alistraticave.gr Social networks: [+] Add your social networks. Opening hours: 00May – 00Sep Mon-Sun, 0900-1900 00Oct – 00Apr Mon-Sun, 0900-1700
Stavros and Ano Stavros
At the year of 1923, when Greeks forced to leave from Asia Minor, about 400 families from the village of Katirli of Vithinia, left their beautiful place and found a new place to fit in, as refugees, according to their parish they belonged to. Parishioners of the Saint Paraskevi church came to Stavros, creating the village “Paralia Stavros” and parishioner of the Saint John church went to Thssaloniki, founding the village “Neo Katirli” at today’s Kalamaria municipality. Some months later refugees from the village of Madytos in Prousa added to the ones in Paralia Stavros and instantly embody to the village. Build on the down hills of mountain Cholomontas, named Sougliani, just 800m away from the sea, the village of Ano Stavros is known for its great climate and the panoramic view that offers for many centuries to its residents and visitors. It is believed that residents from the ancient villages of Argilos, Vormiskos, Avlona and Stagira first inhabited the village when they searched for protection high on the hills. It is also believed that the name of the village came out with an alteration of the name Stagira. (Stagira – Stagiros – Stagros – Stavros. Another theory justifies the […]
Castle of Rentina
An important castle of north Greece on top of a hill in a very beautiful landscape. Although it is a big castle and very close to a road with heavy traffic, it is not easily visible. Moreover, it is not open to the public. Excavations carried out on the hill and its environs have revealed traces of human presence since Neolithic times; on the basis of their construction and associated finds, the building walls and abutments unearthed in the southwest section of the castle date to the Hellenistic period. Rentina lies close to the settlement of Arethousa, which went into decline from the 6th century onwards. According to one interpretation, Rentina may take its name from the nearby staging post (mutatio) called Peridipidis (genitive: Peripidinis). More info here
Our Blue flag beaches
“Milies” beach in Stavros Thessaloniki is a beautiful sandy beach. It is located in the rural area of Stavros in Strymonicos Bay and it is 1000 meters long and 20 meters wide. Around the beach there are many trees, mostly plane trees and acacias.Schools and associations participate in the cleaning of the beach very often and also take pictures of the beaches. The pupils draw the beauties of the sea and articulate their ideas and suggestions both about the maintenance of the existing beauty and about its qualitative improvement.In the broadest area of the beach there are plenty of hotels and rooms for rent that can accommodate a great number of tourists during the summer season. There are also many facilities like car, motorbikes and bicycles rental as well as sports facilities.The access to the beach is easy, since Stavros is located on the 80th kilometer of the National Road from Thessaloniki to Kavala. Now that part of the Egnatia Road is ready, the access is even easier. The beautiful beach “Milies” is located in the area “Milies” 1 km from Stavros city center. “Rihios” beach in Stavros Thessaloniki is a beautiful sandy beach. It is located in the rural […]
Mount Athos is situated in the entire third, eastern and most beautiful peninsula of Halkidiki, called the peninsula of Athos. It is the only place in Greece that is completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God. For this reason, it is called the Holy Mount. The Holy Mount is about 50 Km in length, 8 to 12 Km in width and it covers an area of about 350 square kilometres. Mount Athos raises fascinatingly up to 2033 metres above sea-level, covered with virgin forests of an enchanting natural beauty. This incredible peninsula has universally been the only territory dedicated to the worship of God and the Holy Virgin Mary, “Panaghia”, for over a millenium now and is solely inhabited by monks. In the year 885 A.D., the byzantine emperor Basil the First proclaimed it as exclusive property of the local monks and hermits. The first organised monastery got founded in 963 A.D. A century later, it was ordered that no woman could violate its holiness. This forbidance continues and no woman is allowed to set a foot on the Holy Mount. Mount Athos is governed by the “Holy Community” a council of representatives from the 20 monasteries with the […]
Thessaloniki also known as Thessalonica or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. Its honorific title is Συμπρωτεύουσα (Symprotévousa), literally “co-capital”, and stands as a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Symvasilévousa) or “co-reigning” city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople. Thessaloniki is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually, while the city also hosts the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora. Thessaloniki is the 2014 European Youth Capital. Founded in 315 BC by Cassander of Macedon, Thessaloniki’s history spans some 2,300 years. An important metropolis by the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable […]
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