Serres

The town offers glimpses into Greece's Ottoman past, but it's mostly known for its lively nightlife, river fish restaurants, and live music bands.

Attractions & Things to Do in Serres

Liberty Square

City central square that serves as a meeting point and relaxation spot, surrounded by shops and cafeterias that attract locals and visitors.

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A photo of the exterior of the Archaeological Museum of Serres (Bezesteni).
photo: senico / CC BY-SA 2.0

Archaeological Museum of Serres (Bezesteni)

Founded in 1970, it is housed in an Ottoman covered market that was built in the late 15th century AD.

← W
< 1km
A close up of hands holding glasses with alcohol making a toast.
photo: kaicho20

Nightlife in Serres

A vibrant nightlife experience with the unique character of a city that brings together people of all ages and different backgrounds.

Zincirli Mosque

Founded in the late 16th century it is a renovated Ottoman monument that opened to the public in 2013 and hosts exhibitions and events.

↘ SE
< 1km

Sarakatsanoi Folklore Museum

Dedicated to the history and the traditions of Sarakatsani, the distinctive Greek ethnic group.

↗ NE
< 1km

Ahmet Pasha «Mehmet Bey» Mosque

Muslim temple erected between 1492 - 1493 that stands for its beautiful beau architecture.

→ E
≈ 1.1km

Timiou Prodromou Monastery

An impressive Byzantine monument and a religious landmark with significance for the whole area.

↗ NE
≈ 10.7km

Lailias Ski Center

One of the best and most famous ski resorts regarding the quality of snow that attracts visitors both from Greece and abroad.

↑ N
≈ 27.8km

Sidirokastro Thermal Baths

The spa facilities of Sidirokastro are related to the area's historical thermal springs and promise relaxing and healing moments to everyone.

↖ NW
≈ 38.4km
The memorial structure and other front battle remnants on the top of the Fort Roupel hill.
photo: School TV by Aria Mavrogianni

Fort Roupel, Promachonas Sintiki

A great monument of strategic and military history related to a major achievement of the Greek Army during the World War ll.

↖ NW
≈ 44.8km

Cave Aggitis River, Prosotsani

A unique cave, which is visited by many people each year, where Aggitis River flows along it and constructs a rare underground river.

↗ NE
≈ 45km

Posidonio Water Park

A small but very clean and professional water park with easy access and parking. Located around 15 km west of Drama in the village Prosotsani.

→ E
≈ 52.7km

Archaeological Museum of Amphipolis

Includes items from the broader ancient city that extend from the Prehistoric to the Byzantine era.

↘ SE
≈ 54.3km

Cave of Alistrati

An attraction that belongs to the network of caves formed by the Aggitis river and is open to the public since 1998.

→ E
≈ 55km
A close-up of the Aggitis gorge including the river flow, the steep cliffs, and the lush area vegetation.
photo: Αλεξανδρίδης Ξενοφών

Aggitis Gorge, Alistrati

The 15-kilometer impressive gorge which hosts the flow of Aggitis river that starting from Drama enters the Serres region from the east.

→ E
≈ 55.8km

Lake Kerkini National Park

An artificial reservoir that was developed to one of the most significant wetland regions of the Balkan region and Greece.

← W
≈ 56.2km
The marble statue of Amphipolis placed on a pedestal surrounded by the green lush vegetation of the area.
photo: dragoku

Lion of Amphipolis

The trademark of the prefecture of Serres, a monument that dates from the 4th century BC and was honoring a famous person or acts of glory.

↘ SE
≈ 56.5km
A panoramic photo depicting the houses of Asprovalta with the sea and the mountains as a background.
photo: Knop92

Asprovalta

This coastal town attracts many local and Balkan tourists and offers experiences that range from waterfalls and beaches to lakes and ancient ruins.

↓ S
≈ 60.6km

Old Vrasna Village

Old village built on the slope of Strymonikos gulf standing for its traditional architecture, the delicious local dishes and the amazing views.

↓ S
≈ 61.4km

Questions & Answers about Serres

Why Visit Serres?
  • Vivid atmosphere of a student city with a great history and many monuments.
  • Amazing natural landscapes just some kilometers away from the city center.
  • The second-largest city of the Macedonia region.
What is Serres, Greece?

Serres is the capital of the prefecture with a population of 76,240 inhabitants, while it is located only 80 km (50 miles) from Thessaloniki and 580 km (360 miles) from Athens. It is a modern city with good roads and urban transportation. The city shopping center includes a great number of shops, restaurants, banks, hotels, cinemas, and sports centers. While the Cultural Center of the Municipality organizes events that include concerts, plays, sporting events, and art exhibitions.

How is the broader area outside the city of Serres?

The surrounding area of ​​the county of Serres is a place gifted by nature. Green valleys, high mountains, hot springs, lakes, and caves are just a few of the natural elements in this beautiful place. The whole prefecture includes picturesque villages and wonderful landscapes which are a magnet for visitors throughout the year.

What are the most famous attractions of Serres?

Serres offers a series of attractions that can provide an unforgettable experience for each visitor. A visit to the ski resort of Lailia is an adrenaline booster for winter sports lovers. A short trip to the cave Alistratis, one of the largest caves in Greece is something unique. A romantic weekend at the lake Kerkini, one of the most important wetlands in Greece is almost mandatory. The thermal Sidirokastro can be beneficial for everyone. Finally, a visit to the fort of Rupel at the Greek-Bulgarian border is an experience on its own since this is a fortification that did not fall or occupied.

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