41.2818519,23.59041780000007,13*Lailias Forest*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/lailias-forest/*Lailias forest in Serres|41.0635479,23.958972000000017,14*Cave of Alistrati*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/alistratis-cave/*Alistrati Cave|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!|40.20674693033886,24.31773719648436,11*THE MONASTERY IVIRON*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-iviron/*The Monastery of Iviron|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|40.71995039999999,23.70690579999996,13*St. Lydia of Philippians*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/aghia-lydia-philipissia/* Monastic Community of St. Lydia of Philippians|40.1450129330684,24.386782073974587,11*Megisti Lavra*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/megisti-lavra/*Monasteri of Megisti Lavra |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.|40.63621876560424,22.952533572799666,17*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. |40.17856478792384,22.482143031738246,14*Ancient Dion*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/ancient-dion/*On the slopes of Olympus, a mere 5 km from the beaches of Pieria, Ancient Dion, the Holy City of Macedonia was found under a covering of undergrowth and water.|40.3401045,24.121521400000006,13*The Monastery Helandariou*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-helandariou/*The Monastery Helandariou|40.8161102,23.846575799999982,13*City of Amphipolis */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/city-of-amphipolis/*Amphipolis was the most significant area for the greek civilization during the macedonian and roman years.|40.98429994969047,22.541079138098212,17*Axioupolis Natural History Museum */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/axioupolis-natural-history-museum/*Axioupolis Natural History Museum |40.03049017293928,22.562566038623117,13*LIVITHRA*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/livithra/*Livithra is an ancient city with an Acropolis, homeland of the mythical Orpheus, it was situated between Ancient Leptokarya and Skotina, at the entrance to the great chasm which divides Lower from Upper Olympus|40.51920683741945,22.203499586230464,17*Veria’s Byzantine museum */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/veria’s-byzantine-museum/*Veria's Byzantine Museum |40.6322398,22.95174339999994,13*Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/arch-of-galerius/*"Kamara" is one of Thessaloniki's most important monuments. It was built in AD 305 to commemorate the military successes of the emperor Galerius against the Persians and in the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire, in general.|40.5495165,23.165775800000006,13*Saint Andreas Church*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/st-andreas-church/*Temple of the 9th century , tetraconch crucifixion with five small domes and arched windows.|40.22583986824283,24.290546613793936,14*THE MONASTERY PHILOTHEOU*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-philotheou/*Monastery Philotheou|40.22848152962341,24.219490394165064,14*The Monastery Xiropotamou*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-xiropotamou/*The Monastery Xiropotamou|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. |41.21,23.129999999999995,11*Lake Kerkini*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/lake-kerkini/*The National Park of Lake Kerkini with the Kroussia Mountain range to the west and Mt. Beles to the north, is an ideal destination for nature and physical activity lovers.|40.2885014226052,24.174234745629974,14*The Monastery Kanstamonitou*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-konstamonitou/*The Monastery of Kanstamonitou|40.71518052770406,22.67203805390625,13*Loudias river*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/loudias-river/*South of the city Yannitsa, within seven kilometers, we find the river Loudias.|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. |40.633161824997764,22.935647821890257,17*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.|40.99370709999999,22.87536739999996,14*Balkan Botanic Garden of Koussia*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/balkan-botanic-garden-of-koussia/*Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia|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.|41.075525499153606,23.55350775776367,14*Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/education/tei-of-central-macedonia/*The T.E.I. of Serres was established in 1979 and was recognised as the Technological Educational Institute belonging to the Greek Tertiary Education system in 1983. In June 2013 it was renamed to Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia. It is a state Institute, which is self-governed, subject to public law, internally regulated and financed by public funds. Education is offered to students free of charge. In September 1993, the T.E.I. was moved to its new premises which are located 300 metres away from the town centre stretching over an area of 82000m2.|40.53835278540176,22.7224744550781,12*River Axios*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/axios-river/*The "Nisi" location of 1,700 acres is a jewel and an integral element of the wetland as a refuge multitude of birds and animals|40.642215176207635,22.912462807165525,15*Old Central Pump House- Water Supply Museum*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/old-central-pump-house/*The old Central Pump House building has been restored and converted into the Water Supply Museum.|40.6246077382407,22.96079576097418,16*University of Macedonia*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/education/university-of-macedonia/*The University of Macedonia of Economic and Social Sciences, established by Government decree No 147 of April 10 1990, has a history as an institution. It was at first formed under the name of "The Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki" in 1948, but it first functioned during the academic year 1957-58.|40.6274199,22.964158999999995,19*Thessaloniki Olympic Museum*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/thessaloniki-olympic-museum/*The Olympic Museum, unique in Greece, was founded in 1998, initially as Sports Museum.|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. |40.626305862804806,22.94829711960449,16*The White Tower of Thessaloniki*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/white-tower/*Thessaloniki's landmark location|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.|
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 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|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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