40.0827777,22.351111100000026,11*Mount Olympus */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/mount-olympus/*Mount Olympus|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. |40.22583986824283,24.290546613793936,14*THE MONASTERY PHILOTHEOU*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/the-monastery-philotheou/*Monastery Philotheou|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.|40.9308333,21.78694440000004,10*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. |40.4581101,22.239210100000037,15*Monastery of Timios Prodromos*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/church-of-timios-prodromos/*Monastery of Timios Prodromos|41.2818519,23.59041780000007,13*Lailias Forest*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/lailias-forest/*Lailias forest in Serres|40.6376206,22.937293100000034,18*Ottoman Bank*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/ottoman-bank/*Built as an Ottoman Bank in the Frangomachalas district, which was full of inns and commercial arcades.|40.3953958,22.560268599999972,12*Ancient Pydna*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/ancient-pydna/*Ancient Pydna |40.62554048083999,22.953428733204646,18*Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/archaeological-museum-of-thessaloniki-(1)/*It is considered one of the country’s most important museums. Museum collection includes findings from the area of Thessaloniki and the wider northern Greece. |40.657643,22.932045099999982,16*State Museum of Contemporary Art*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/state-museum-of-contemporary-art/*The State Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1997 and has been steadily and dynamically developing, since then.|40.55513949517373,22.993424724670376,15*Mediterranean Cosmos mall*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/shopping/mediterranean-cosmos-shopping-mall/*Mediterranean Cosmos mall |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 |40.6294406,22.06885490000002,13*Aristotle school and ancient Mieza */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/aristotle-school-and-ancient-mieza/*Aristotle School and Ancient Mieza|40.60767640241715,22.95330748604431,18*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|40.6393495,22.944606399999998,13*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. |41.01585930892708,22.81940579111324,15*Kilkis Art Gallery */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/kilkis-art-gallery/*Kilkis Art Gallery|40.632917562903216,22.942610836492918,17*"Plateia" shopping center*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/shopping/shopping-mall-plateia/*Shopping center "Plateia"|40.51838308295245,22.20039358819122,19*Saint Paul’s podium */webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/saint-paul’s-podium/*Saint Paul’s podium |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.|40.6532162,23.537136799999985,10*Lake Volvi*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/nature/lake-volvi/*West of Strymonikos gulf, at a distance of few kilometers, is situated the lake Volvi the second biggest lake of Greece.|40.626305862804806,22.94829711960449,16*The White Tower of Thessaloniki*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/white-tower/*Thessaloniki's landmark location|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.|40.53835278540176,22.7224744550781,12*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|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. |40.63893429239142,22.94758901642456,17*Saint Dimitrios church*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/saint-dimitrios-church/*Saint Dimitrios Church|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|40.6424531,21.967579900000032,10*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!|40.1450129330684,24.386782073974587,11*Megisti Lavra*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/religion/megisti-lavra/*Monasteri of Megisti Lavra |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.|40.685546403446196,22.314435082617138,13*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.|40.59933116311484,22.954358911978147,17*Municipal Gallery οf Thessaloniki*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/municipal-gallery-οf-thessaloniki/*The Municipal Gallery houses the greatest collection of Thessaloniki’s artists, representing 3 generations from 1898 to present day.|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.|40.6246077382407,22.96079576097418,16*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.|40.6569545,22.804220299999997,13*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.|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. |40.7046234,23.652121999999963,13*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.|40.637468833130754,22.94559345291748,17*The Ancient forum*/webgis/regions/central-macedonia,-greece/thematic-tourism/culture/αncient-forum/*Ancient forum|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.|
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|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|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|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
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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