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VISIT THE PREFECTURE OF SERRES….
For an alternative perspective in your tourist-travel quest, during all seasons of the year, for an escape into nature, history, tradition and culture, but also for the pleasure extreme outdoor activities. A four-day-long combination of all the above, makes up the best vacation plan possible.
Experience an ecological “feast” at LAKE KERKINI (tel.no.23270-28004 or 6947152240) with its traditional accommodation, lake touring, bird watching, water lilies, buffalos, hundreds of bird species and fresh fist at the local taverns.
Feel awe and admiration at ALISTRATI CAVE (tel.no.23240-82045) a true miracle of nature with a wide variety of stalactites and stalagmites..
Extreme escapades for the more daring at the AGGITI GORGE – and not only -- where its eight kilometers of zigzag path and almost perpendicular walls at 70-80 metres high thrill visitors (tel.no. for rafting etc 6944229876).
Bow before the Byzantine glory of the monasteries of TIMIOS PRODROMOS and ICOSIFOINISSA (tel.23210-74623 or 25920-61566 respectively) and many others, which combine Christian solemnity with unparalleled natural beauty.
Memories of ancient history dominate the archaeological park and the Museum of AMPHIPOLI, one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Greece (tel.no.23220-32474). Ski during the winter months and indulge into nature during the rest of the year at the verdant and thickly wooded LAILA, high up there at 1,850 metres, boasting tens of trekking paths and an excellent ski centre (tel. Sale 23210-58783).
Relaxation, but also a chance at therapeutic combinations, at the multitude of THERMAL SPAS strewn around the prefecture (tel. Sidirokastro 23230-22422, Agistro 23230-41296, Nigrita 23220-22892). On a weekend you might get lucky enough to attend a race at the CAR-RACEDROME in the town Serres (tel. 23210-39699) which is unique in Greece.
A rich popular tradition with unique ancient events, which are revived every year as for example ANASTENARIA, mainly characterized by the fire walking ceremony, as well as the ritual of GYNAIKOKRATIA when women have absolute power for one day and which have their roots in past centuries. The traditional gastronomy is also very rich in this region.