40.60767640241715,22.95330748604431,18*Folk Art and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia and Thrace*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/folk-art-and-ethnological-museum-of-macedonia-and-thrace/*Folk Art and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia and Thrace|40.22848152962341,24.219490394165064,14*The Monastery Xiropotamou*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-xiropotamou/*The Monastery Xiropotamou|40.1450129330684,24.386782073974587,11*Megisti Lavra*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/megisti-lavra/*Monasteri of Megisti Lavra |40.4581101,22.239210100000037,15*Monastery of Timios Prodromos*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/church-of-timios-prodromos/*Monastery of Timios Prodromos|40.633161824997764,22.935647821890257,17*Thessaloniki Cinema Museum - Cinematheque*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/thessaloniki-cinema-museum-cinematheque/*The Museum houses the largest cinema library in Greece, with 6.500 titles.|40.3816836,23.44267030000003,15*Archaeological Museum of Poligiros*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/archaeological-museum-of-poligiros/*The Poliyiros Museum, which is in Iroou Square in the town centre, displays representative archaeological finds from all over Halkidiki.|40.6424531,21.967579900000032,10*3-5 PIGADIA SKI RESORT - NAOUSSA*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/3-5-pigadia-ski-resoirt-naoussa/*The absolute adventure in an absolutely white setting 3-5 Pigadia (meaning wells) ski resort, the only one using snowmaking in all of its ski runs, is considered to be one of the best organised ski resorts in Greece, boasting modern, up to date facilities. You will find yourself in a lovely natural environment and in the top two most difficult ski runs in the country – a unique combination in Greece – and a tempting one for skiers and other visitors alike!|40.71995039999999,23.70690579999996,13*St. Lydia of Philippians*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/aghia-lydia-philipissia/* Monastic Community of St. Lydia of Philippians|40.63621876560424,22.952533572799666,17*Dioiketerion*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/dioiketerion/*Built near he ruins of a Byzantine palace by architect Vitaliano Poselli, this was the Konak (administration building) of the Ottoman period and seat of the Wali. |41.090923,23.541319799999997,13*Bougatsa pastry */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/gastronomy/bougatsa-pastry-and-akanes/*At Serres you can find wonderful bougatsa pastry and akanes, a sweet made with butter and almonds, and Veroia is famous for its syrupy, sponge-cake like ravani. |40.635604396796396,22.944005585180662,16*Bey Hamam - Loutra Paradissos*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/bey-hamam-loutra-paradissos/*Built by Sultan Murad II. It was the first bath to be built after the occupation of the city by the Ottomans.|40.6569545,22.804220299999997,13*Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH)*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/education/alexander-technological-educational-institute-of-thessaloniki-(ateith)/*Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH), the second largest Technological Educational Institute of Greece comprises 5 schools (faculties) and 23 Departments offering, in total, over 2000 course modules for local students.|40.1899167,24.245891700000016,13*The Monastery Simonos Petras*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-simonos-petra/*The Monastery Simonos Petras|40.3401045,24.121521400000006,13*The Monastery Helandariou*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-helandariou/*The Monastery Helandariou|40.3953958,22.560268599999972,12*Ancient Pydna*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/ancient-pydna/*Ancient Pydna |40.7046234,23.652121999999963,13*Vrasna traditional village*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/vrasna-traditional-village/*In the center of Strymonikos gulf there is the village of Vrasna. A hilly village situated at the foot of Kerdyllia mountain, with picturesque houses of macedonian architecture.|40.4876578,22.315899599999966,10*Vergina's Archeological site */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/vergina-tombs/*The palace and the graves of the kings. |40.5101585,22.63774319999993,12*THE ALIAKMONAS DELTA AND MARSH OF AGATHOUPOLI*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/the-aliakmonas-delta-and-marsh-of-agathoupoli/*The Aliakmonas Delta|40.41396524495969,23.491235161132863,11*Taxiarchis forest */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/taxiarchis-forest/*The University Forest of Taxiarchis is found in the center of Halkidiki and concretely in the Southern and South-western slopes of Holomontas. |40.80353910260452,22.055732989501962,15*Loutra Pozar*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/health/loutra-pozar/*Loutra Pozar / Pozar thermal spas|40.685546403446196,22.314435082617138,13*Eco park of Kria Vrisi*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/eco-park-of-krua-vrisi/*The Ecological Park Kria Faucet located in the southeastern sector of the city Kria Vrisi.|40.9308333,21.78694440000004,10*Kaimaktsalan Ski resort*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/kaimaktsalan-ski-resort/*Kaimáktsalan ski resort occupies the northeastern slope of Mt. Voras, from an altitude of 2,480m, where the highest lift carries the skiers, down to 2,050m, where the luxury chalet is located. |40.31448200815858,24.209305643603557,14*The Monastery Vatopediou*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-vatopediou/*The Monastery Vatopediou|40.6294406,22.06885490000002,13*Aristotle school and ancient Mieza */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/aristotle-school-and-ancient-mieza/*Aristotle School and Ancient Mieza|40.3723508,22.577940200000057,13*THE BISHOPS DOMAIN IN LOULOUDIES KITROS*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/the-bishops-domain-in-louloudies-kitros/*The ruins of a Bishop's Palace from the 5th-6th C. was found to the east of the railway line from Thessaloniki to Athens. |40.6946979,23.328915300000062,15*Nymfopetres*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/nymfopetra/*A peculiar geological formation, which has been declared as a natural monument.|40.39002533920891,22.903294902441417,13*Wetland of Epanomis*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/wetland-of-epanomis/*Wetland of Epanomis|40.35037611316214,22.64008161845709,12*THE WETLANDS OF ALIKES KITROS*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/the-wetlands-of-alikes-kitros/*Amongst the rich natural beauty of the County of Pieria, on the edge of Cape Atherida, lies a very special wetland, the lagoon of Alikes Kitros, covering an area of approximately 15.000 stremata (150 sq. kilometres).|41.2818519,23.59041780000007,13*Lailias Forest*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/lailias-forest/*Lailias forest in Serres|40.63893429239142,22.94758901642456,17*Saint Dimitrios church*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/saint-dimitrios-church/*Saint Dimitrios Church|41.0014709,22.874642799999947,15*Saint George Cave */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/saint-george-cave/*Before leaving the cave and going back, have a visit at the Saint George church and a refreshing drink at the Municipality's rest place. |41.07254909558907,23.51904673634033,15*Serres Racing Circuit */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/adventure/serres-racing-circuit/*Serres Racing Circuit is the only racetrack in Greece and Balcans. It fully meets the design specifications of the International Motorcycle Federation ( FIM ) and it is able to conduct races up to Formula 3 category.|40.63386717499617,22.952719851451093,18*Aghios Georgios*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/aghios-georgios,-thessaloniki/*Its present day form a three-aisled basilica with an added continuing space on the southern side is the result of a renovation that took place in 1815.|39.9276561,23.586057400000072,12*Saint Paraskeyi Spa */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/health/saint-paraskeyi-spa/*Five km south from the area of Agia Paraskevi, in front of the sea there is the Loutra city consisting of country houses. |40.4159844,22.60375010000007,14*The Neolithic Settlement at Makrigialos*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/the-neolithic-settlement-at-makrigialos/*The site was excavated over an area of 60 sq km, though it is estimated that the area of the settlement covered something like 500 sq. km.|40.6393495,22.944606399999998,13*The halva of Macedonia*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/gastronomy/ηalva-of-macedonia/*Try the excellent halva of Macedonia and the syrupy stuffed pastry sweets of Thessaloniki that originate from the East. |40.62998235344629,22.074013626464875,12*Wine Itineraries*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/gastronomy/wine-itineraries/*Wine itineraries |40.409787138465475,22.11618396560675,16*Church of Panagia Soumela */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/church-of-panagia-soumela/*Church of Panagia Soumela, Veroia|
Traditional Villages at Serres*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/routes/culture/traditional-villages/*One of the traditional villages*41.0635479,23.958972000000017,13*40.97324740000001,24.04036510000003,14*40.98119646037681,24.05755225239261,13*40.8830556,23.950000000000045,14*40.9439243,24.00127169999996,12*40.9201953,23.97420390000002,13|European Mountain Path E4*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/routes/nature/european-mountain-path-e4/*the peak "Flambouro"*40.7054352,21.52225880000003,12*40.246441,22.269227699999988,15*40.2490101,22.304655700000012,14*40.2549207,22.34207570000001,13*40.2445524,22.38067890000002,12*40.193974,22.431689900000038,11*40.1881189,22.48186039999996,11*40.1710885,22.483172999999965,13*40.1029473,22.50261169999999,13|Traditional villages of Thessaloniki*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/routes/culture/traditional-villages-(1)/*Livadi is a village built on the slopes of Chortiati mountain at an altitude of 760 meters. The village was abandoned 20-25 years ago, but now it has a new " boom". It retains many of the old stone houses , and in recent years it presents significant reconstruction which is not confined to the limits of the settlement . The natural landscape is of exceptional beauty as dominated by forests of oak and chestnut . The village has a camp, which gathers children throughout the year, especially on weekends. There are many restaurants that offer food to the tourists, whose number is multiplied during holidays. It has also created an agrotourism unit which includes center free riding and mountain biking trails, cafés, stone tavern and playground. The route from Livadi to Petrokerasa is extremely interesting, as it passes through idyllic forest landscape. Along this route there are landscaped outdoor recreation areas. One cluster is located within coniferous trees and the other at " Makrokopana ", from where hiking trails start and the views are excellent.*40.579359491849736,23.127421564648444,12*40.5495165,23.165775800000006,11*40.8830495,23.229096300000037,12*40.8370559,23.20678959999998,11*40.51719689999999,23.285708699999986,12*40.5953636,23.181910099999982,14*40.7701712,22.934223999999972,13*40.6540728,23.698671900000022,13*40.8181832,23.356641800000034,10|Bike route*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/routes/adventure/bike-route/*One of the points of the bike route *40.8830495,23.229096300000037,12*40.8370559,23.20678959999998,12*40.8085698,23.15670399999999,14
The Region of the Central Macedonia is the second larger Greek region in extension (18.811 sq. km) and in population (1.874.590 inhabitants, Census of 2011). It is one of the thirteen administrative districts of Greece and it is situated in central Northern Greece. The borders of the Region of Central Macedonia are the Region of Western Macedonia in the west, the Region of Eastern Macedonia in the east and the Aegean Sea in the south and FYROM Republic and Bulgaria in the north.
It consists of seven regional entities (Kilkis, Imathias, Serres, Thessaloniki, Pellas, Pierias, Chalkidiki) after the administrative reformation of "Kallikratis" project in 2010 (L. 3852/2010). Thessaloniki is the capital of the region, the greatest city of the region and the second large Greek city. Thessaloniki is promoted as the gate to the European Union and the Balkan countries. It is a strong political, industrial, and economic centre of Northern Greece. Its freight port is significant for the area's and the country's in a general point of view, socioeconomic development.
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