...Welcome to the soul of Europe, the spirit of Greece...
The land of Alexander the Great
Unique land with a long history and continuous human presence from Prehistoric times; it was here,where the Twelve Olympian Gods encountered the ancient
Macedonian civilization and the glory of Alexander the Great; it was here,wher e the
Byzantine grandeur encountered the rise of the Christian faith.
Here you can discover the Purity of Faith in the steps of St. Paul,the numerous
churches and the unique Monastic State of Mount Athos.
Central Macedonia is a place of unsurpassed natural beauty,seductiv e azure seas
and splendid sandy beaches,possibly, the most beautiful in Greece. Swimming,
water sports,ex cellent food,quaint settlements steeped in tradition,ex citing
nightlife are the ingredients for unforgettable summers.
On the other hand,snow-capped mountain-peaks with modern ski centers, lakes
and rivers with rare fauna and flora, little havens on earth with unique ecosystems,
reward visitors year round.
Central Macedonia is a place with inexhaustible beauty and all the traits that make
it an unforgettable destination,keeping visitors returning again and again;
cosmopolitan urban centers, inter national cultural events and, abo ve all, the warm
smile and the hospitality of its people.
In a "leading role" since its founding,T hessaloniki, the city of
Alexander the Great,of Saint Demetrius,of brothers Cyril and Methodius,beguiles
its visitors with its ancient Macedonian heritage, its exquisite architecture from the
Byzantine era when it was second only to Constantinople itself, the neoclassic
mansions that grace its streets and foremost the warmth of its people.
There are also many sights worth-visiting in rural Thessaloniki, including Byzantine
monuments, marshlands, splendid beaches on Thermaikos and Strymonikos bays,
hot springs and plenty of walking paths along the banks of beautiful lakes.
Imathia is a blessed landIt. is the land oAf lexander the Ger at,of Phillip II
King of Macedon,the land where the great philosopher Aristotle taught and Saint
Paul preached Christ's word. It is the land of water,gastr onomy, beauty, nature,
history and culture; the land of hospitality; the land with beautiful landscapes and
alternating hues and scents. A journey to the land of Alexander the Great!
Welcome to the northernmost part of the Region of Central Macedonia!
Kilkis is a land still undiscovered,but beautiful and rich in history, tradition and
customs. Visit the splendid wineries and taste unique wine varieties, find inner
peace at the famous monasteries of Paionia,f ollow the walking paths through the
beautiful mountain forests, rest your eyes upon the waters of Lake Doirani,Lake
Axios,the Emerald Lake at Skra… Kilkis… escape into the magic of Nature!
Rich in cultural and natural heritage,the regional authority of Pella includes
some of the most beautiful areas in Greece. It is the birthplace of ancient Macedonian
kings Phillip and Alexander the Great. It has important archaeological sites,including
the ancient Macedonian capital city of Pella. The Pellaia Chora and the new
Archaeological Museum of Pella, ancient Edessa, the ski center at Boras Center-
Kaimaktsalan, the traditional settlement of Agios Athanassios,the hot springs of
Loutraki in Almopia,the marshlands of Agra, Vegoritida Lake,the Aeroclub
Makedonia-Thraki in Panagitsa, the waterfalls in Edessa,the entire region of Myloi
and Kanavourgi and the old quarters of Varosi, the monasteries of Archangel Michael
and that of the Dormition in Lakka, the Rowing Centre of Loudia River and the
Monument of Gazi Evrenos in Giannitsa are some of the most popular destinations
with superb tourist infrastructure year-round.
Pieria is best known for Mount Olympus from the Greek mythology. Some
have heard stories from travelers who already visited it. But,the land of Pieria is even
more fascinating than the myth and prettier than any recount. Very few other places
combine endless beaches with golden sand and clean seas,mountains steeped in
history and natural beauty,ex cellent tourist organization,low cost and superb
transportation infrastructure that shortens distances to just minutes-long.
Serres is a miniature of Greece's "national tourist product", readily satisfying
quests for many forms of tourism: environmental, speleological, archaeological,
therapeutic, religious, winter, wheeling, sea tourism, agri-tourism, urban, cultural,
folk and gastronomic.
With hotels in every corner, a good road network, many "tourist enclaves" and easy
access by car or train it can fully meet daily tourist requirements for short escapades.
Its comparative advantages are many and the stay at a hospitable environment is
very pleasant, not to mention the rich market and the exciting nightlife in
town. Serres are expecting you!
They say that "there is no place like Halkidiki…"
With 550 kilometers of coastline dotted with unbelievably beautiful
beaches,the unique Mount Athos – UNESCO world monument, f orests
traversed by trails for endless walks,the tastes of honey and olive,
Halkidiki,the birthplace of Aristotle,is a "balancing act"between legend and reality.
You might not have seen it yet,but you have surely dreamt about it!