Landmarks in Macedonia


At a challenging road at a distance of 11km from the center of the Vria settlement you will find the ancient quarry, where giant carved marble slabs and columns are scattered in a beech forest.
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The Lazaion family was one of Milia’s founding families and first residents, who lived in the area for around 150 years, since the beginning of the 17th Century.
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Set up by Ioannis Stagidis, the ceramic arts center chiefly creates pottery in the Minoan style, even using a kiln whose design is based on the Minoan model.
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With over 70 members from various arts backgrounds (photography, painting, sculpture, mosaics, iconography), the Fine Arts Association of Pieria was founded in 1980 by the famous artist Haritopoulos, and organizes group and individual art exhibitions in galleries around.
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The five-arched stone bridge of Aggista, where the Aggitis Gorge ends, is one of the most picturesque manmade creations in all of Serres. Near the bridge sits the 4th-century-BC ancient Lion of Amphipolis, only unearthed in 1913.
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Sitting on the edge of a deep ravine with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, legend has it that this huge boulder is the spot from which poor heartbroken Katiga is said to have leapt to her death. The path that leads to the rock is one of the most scenic. See wildlife/fauna for more on the forest.
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Just inland from the coast of the Strymonas Gulf sits the monument to the villagers of Kerdilia. On October 17, 1941, over 230 men and boys were massacred in the first mass execution by the Nazis in Greece.
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At the northeastern tip of Lake Kerkini and on the railway line, this aquarium features the 31 varieties of fish found in the lake.
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The archaic and traditional art of painting church icons is taught at this school, named after Chrisostomos Kapapiperis. Students are taught the art of making mosaics, iconography, history of church art and theology of painting.
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This is Greece’s largest plain tree, and is over 1000 years old! The tree has a diameter of 5,25m and a perimeter of 16,5m. Sadly, this awesome tree - which fits 25 adults in standing position inside it - has been forgotten and neglected.
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Since 1990 the by now well-reputed art gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions by well known and talented local artists.
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