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Agios Christophoros Community

Tel: +30 23240 20136

AGRIANI (Village) SERRES

Agriani Community

Tel: +30 23240 20137

ANASTASSIA (Village) SERRES

ANTHI (Village) SERRES

Anthi Community

Tel: +30 23220 22925

ARGILOS (Ancient city) SERRES

  Founded by the Andrian colonists, west of the estuary of the Styrmon River in the Archaic period (654 BC), it appears active until the Hellenistic times after which it declined due to the great radiance of neighbouring Amphipolis. The excavations of the recent years uncovered parts of a defensive enceinte, private houses, public buildings and roads of the Archaic and Hellenistic city remarkably well preserved. Two important tombs of Macedonian type have also been brought to light, as well as clusters of rectangular tombs of the Classical and Hellenistic period.
This text (extract) is cited August 2003 from the Prefecture of Serres tourist pamphlet.


CHRISTOS (Village) SERRES

Christos Community

Tel: +30 23210 78400

Chryssochorafa Community

Tel: +30 23250 51345, 51610

DASSOCHORI (Small town) SERRES

Dassochori Community

Tel: +30 23250 22557

DIMITRA (Village) SERRES

Dimitra Community

Tel: +30 23240 20139

DOMIROS (Village) SERRES

DRAVISKOS (Small town) SERRES

Draviskos Community

Tel: +30 23240 51935, 51860

FLABOURO (Village) SERRES

Flabouro Community

Tel: +30 23220 64209

GAZOROS (Small town) SERRES

Gazoros Community

Tel: +30 23240 41269

HERAKLIA (Small town) SERRES

Kala Dendra Community

Tel: +30 23210 78978

KARPERI (Village) SERRES

Karperi Community

Tel: +30 23250 31204

LEFKONAS (Small town) SERRES

LIMNOCHORI (Village) SERRES

Limnochori Community

Tel: +30 23250 51205

LITHOTOPOS (Village) SERRES

Lithotopos Community

Tel: +30 23250 41205

MAVROLOFOS (Village) SERRES

Mavrolofos Community

Tel: +30 23240 51838

MESSOKOMI (Village) SERRES

Messokomi Community

Tel: +30 23210 31254

MESSORACHI (Village) SERRES

Messorachi Community

Tel: +30 23240 20140

Mikro Souli Community

Tel: +30 23240 71779

Monastery of Icosifinissa

In a steep ravine of Paggeo Mountain there is the Holy Monastery of Icosifinissa in luxuriant and immaculate forests, where a mysterious silence reigns and is interrupted only by the whisper and the chirping of the birds. The Monastery has great historical value for many hundreds of years and it is commemorated in the name of the Virgin Mary, whose icon, not made by human hand, is kept there, painted from time immemorial and attracts the christians from all over Macedonia. The repartee of the Monastery's name, according to one version, comes from the word "είκοσι φοίνικες" (twenty phoenix). According to another version Germanos, the first founder, who showed despair about the water shortage problem and was thinking of building the Monastery in a different place, he had a vision, in which the Virgin Mary sent a blackbird (cossyfon), which discovered water between copius bushes.
From that moment onwards the Monastery was named Cossyphinissa and Cossynitsa. According to another, more prevalent version, the Monastery took its name from the icon not made by human hand, which was red. According to a tradition, the Monastery was founded in 518 A.C. by venerable Germanos who had a vision of God sending an angel and ordering him to establish the Monastery in Macedonia. The second founder of the Monastery is considered to be Dionysus, who served as Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (1472-1478). He was appointed a Saint by our Church and his relics are still kept in the Monastery. From 1805 and onwards the Reverend Fathers Chrysanthos (1805), Nectarios of Constantinople (1816-1818), Hatziananias (1818), Kyrillos (1821-1822) and Benjamin (1833-1834) consisted the body of National Resistance. Finally, it was in that Monastery that Emmanouil Papas put his men under oath


Monastery of Timios Prodromos

Tel: +30 23210 71189

  The Monastery of Timios Prodromos is located 12 km. NE of Serres, in the bottom of a ravine on Mt Menoikion. The catholicon (main church) was built in the 14th century and belongs to the single-aisled domed type with lite, narthex, exonarthex and an oblong roofed portico on the south side (Makrynariki). On the north side are two chapels and the belfry. The rest of the buildings are organized around the catholicon: cells, abbot's quarters, school, refectory, library, hostel. The wall paintings of the catholicon were executed in 1300-1333 and were continued in several periods, by various artists.
  The monastery was founded in 1275-1278 by monk Ioannikios from Serres and a few years later it was renovated by his nephew, Ioakeim, bishop of Zichne. It soon developed to an important monastic centre with great financial prosperity, because it was favoured by the Byzantine emperors. Patriarch George Scholarios (Gennadios) died here and was buried in the catholicon.
  The monastery, still functioning today, acquired its final form with the addition of many buildings during the Turkish occupation.
  In the years between 1972 and 1986 the roofs of several buildings were repaired. Since 1986 restoration has been carried out at the cells of the east wing and at the north wing.


MONOVRYSSI (Village) SERRES

Monovryssi Community

Tel: +30 23210 76466

MYRINI (Village) SERRES

Myrrini Community

Tel: +30 23240 51295

MYRKINOS (Village) SERRES

Myrkinos Community

Tel: +30 23240 51442

NEA PETRA (Village) SERRES

NEA ZICHNI (Small town) SERRES

Nea Zichni Community

Tel: +30 23240 20120

NEOCHORI (Small town) SERRES

Neochori Community

Tel: +30 23210 76595

NEOS SKOPOS (Small town) SERRES

Neos Skopos Community

Tel: +30 23210 31258

NIGRITA (Small town) SERRES

PARALIMNIO (Village) SERRES

Paralimnio Community

Tel: +30 23210 73053

PETHELINOS (Village) SERRES

Pethelinos Community

Tel: +30 23210 73073

PONTISMENO (Village) SERRES

Pontismeno Community

Tel: +30 23250 23474

PSYCHIKO (Village) SERRES

Psychiko Community

Tel: +30 23210 31593

RODOLIVOS (Small town) SERRES

SFELINOS (Village) SERRES

Sfelinos Community

Tel: +30 23240 22590

Strymonochori Community

Tel: +30 23230 81210

TERPNI (Small town) SERRES

THERMA (Village) SERRES

Therma Community

Tel: +30 23220 22540, Fax: +30 23220 24166

THOLOS (Village) SERRES

Tholos Community

Tel: +30 23240 41616

TRAGILOS (Ancient city) SERRES

  The ancient city of Tragilos developed in Visaltia inland, end of the 6th century BC and it was destroyed beginning of the 3rd century AD. The excavations brought significant findings to light, from the Archaic and the Classical cemetery of the city which includes large burial monuments with paintings and relief. Part of public buildings were also uncovered, presumably of an agora and a sanctuary. The Monastery of John the Baptist, a dependency of the monastery of Koutloumousiou in Mount Athos, is located in the archaeological site of Tragilos.
This text (extract) is cited September 2003 from the Prefecture of Serres tourist pamphlet.


VALTOTOPI (Small town) SERRES

Valtotopi Community

Tel: +30 23210 32114

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