Kilkis, is the capital in the hill of Agios Giorgios dominates the
town, which is spread out at its feet. The post Byzantine
church of Agios Georgios, built in 1832, it contains unusual
wall paintings. On the hill there are a tourist pavillion,
amphitheatre, Hero's monument and a war museum commemorating
the 1913 battle for liberation from the Turks. Picturesque
Goumenissa (44 km.), built on the slopes of Mt. Paiko, has
quaint, narrow alleyways and charming old houses. Just 6
kilometres southwest of Goumenissa are the village and
archaeological site of Europos. The ancient kouros found here
and on exhibit in the archaeological museum numbers among the
most important finds of the region.
Also worth a
visit is Palio Ginekokastro, where there is a ruined Byzantine
fortress erected by Andronikos III Paleologos (1328-1341). In
the northern part is Lake Doirani, a natural wonderland. One
can swim in its waters and enjoy the idyllic hamlets built
along its sandy shores. The tavernas at Doirani village serve
delicacies fished from the lake.
will also find a Customs office, foreign exchange facilities
at the National Bank, as well as a marina for fishing boats
and pleasure craft.
section is mountainous. The ascent of Mt. Paiko (1.500 m.
alt.) brings much to marvel at: thickly wooded slopes, rushing
brooks and streams and delightful little villages, such as
Griva, Kastaneri and Livadia. You can also visit the village
of Skra, where there is a monument to those that fell in the
battle of Skra - Ravine on 17 May 1919, and the splendidly
situated Hilia Dendra (4 km. from Doirani village). Finally,
at Kolhida, you will see ruined tombs from the 4th century
A.D. and an Early Christian settlement (6th century).
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