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.

Serres Attractions

Liberty Square

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

The memorial structure and barb-wire remnants on top of Fort Roupel hill.
photo: School TV by Aria Mavrogianni
hidden gem
distant ≈ 44.9km

Fort Roupel, Promachonas

During WWII, Fort Roupel was sieged by Germans and Bulgarians for four days. The tour is well-organized and will immerse you in Balkan history.

The marble statue of Amphipolis placed on a pedestal surrounded by the green lush vegetation of the area.
photo: dragoku
hidden gem
distant ≈ 56.5km

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.

Ahmet Pasha «Mehmet Bey» Mosque

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

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.

Serres Things to Do

The waters of the Kerkini Lake reflecting the clouds and the blue sky.
distant ≈ 50.6km

Lake Kerkini National Park

This artificial reservoir soon grew into a rich ecosystem - Sir David would say, "it's teeming with life". Excellent for hiking and wild-life photography.

A photo showing plenty of stalagmites and stalactites formations.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 55km

Alistrati Cave

Slowly carved through limestone by the Aggitis river, this cave has subterranean formations that will amaze you. It's a kilometer long.

The artificial path of the visitable part of Aggitis Cave among numerous stalactites and stalagmites.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 45km

Cave Aggitis River, Prosotsani

There aren't many places that offer you the possibility to visit an underground river. This is one of them - the underground springs of Aggitis river.

Water slides in the Posidonio Water Park in Prosotsani of Drama.
distant ≈ 52.7km

Posidonio Water Park

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

A panoramic picture of the Timiou Prodromou monastery surrounded by green natural landscape.
hidden gem

Timiou Prodromou Monastery

An impressive Orthodox monastery and religious landmark in an idyllic location cared for by hospitable lovely nuns. Its hagiography frescoes are impressive.

One of the slopes of the Lailias ski resort during the summer.
distant ≈ 27.8km

Lailias Ski Center

Α ski resort that usually gets good quality snow and attracts winter-sports lovers from Greece and abroad. It has three slopes.

Picture of the Aggitis gorge including a flowing river, steep cliffs, and lush vegetation.
photo: Αλεξανδρίδης Ξενοφών
distant ≈ 55.8km
needs caution

Aggitis Gorge, Alistrati

The 15-kilometer impressive gorge where Aggitis river flows is a place or pristine nature, inner peace, and awe at nature's wonders.

The interior of the hall that hosts the warm pool and with beautiful mosaic walls.
low rating
distant ≈ 38.4km

Sidirokastro Thermal Baths

Sidirokastro spa promises relaxing and healing moments. Unfortunately, it could be in a better state, so check before you visit.

A close up of hands holding glasses with alcohol making a toast.
photo: kaicho20

Nightlife in Serres

The people of Serres are known across Greece for their open-hearted-ness and exuberance. Don't miss the opportunity to party with them.

Serres Museums

A picture of the interior of one room with displays and exhibits at the Archaeological Museum of Amphipolis.
distant ≈ 54.3km

Archaeological Museum of Amphipolis

The museum displays items from ancient Amphipolis that span from the Prehistoric to the Byzantine era. A top exhibit is a Spartan General's tomb.

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.

Sarakatsanoi Folklore Museum

A hidden gem in Serres, this museum is great place to explore the history and the traditions of the Sarakatsani ethnic group

Serres Day Trips

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.

A traditional stone-built building that houses a taverna opposite to the central square of Vrasna.
distant ≈ 61.2km

«Vrasna» Traditional Village

This old village built on a slope stands out for its traditional architecture and spectacular views over Strymonikos gulf.

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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