About Archeology in Serres

Though not as prevalent as in other regions of Greece, Serres does have some impressive archaeological finds. As is true of most of the country, just scratch the surface and you’ll discover something. Unfortunately, the majority of Ministry of Culture funding has been channelled elsewhere, so most of the region’s ancient treasures have yet to be excavated. One notable exception is Argilos, an active dig. The major archaeological site in the area is at Amphipolis, with impressive fortification walls, a necropolis and homes complete with murals. Smaller ancient outposts around Serres show signs of being built by the diverse Thracian tribes when the area was known as Bisaltia, or Vissaltia, before it was conquered by Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century BC.

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