The region of Kilkis has one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Macedonia. The mountains of Paiko, Belles and Kroussia, the rich valleys of Gallikos and Axios rivers, the lake of Doirani and the lake of Pikrolimni compose a landscape of astonishing beauty. However, the region is still not developed enough to attract the number of visitors it should, but it is worth a visit just because of this fact. You can find hotels and restaurants in the city of Kilkis and in some villages.
The entire region appears that it was space of human activity from the early Iron Age. Some of the most important settlements that have been discovered are: the ancient city of Kristonia, and the ancient city of Paionia, hailed by Homer. Later in the Macedonian years are founded also the cities: Eidomeni, Evropos, Atalanti, Gortynia, Terpillos and Kallindria. These cities owed their development to the great success of the Macedonian State, which had welcomed into its royal courts philosophers, poets and artists. However, in 148 B.C. the entire Macedonian State fell under Roman Rule. More than 250 years pass of the so called Pax Romana until the area is sacked by Goths, Huns, Avars and Slavs. The fall of Thessaloniki later in the 13th century, signalled the Ottoman rule for the area. In modern history, the 1st World War and the battles of 1940 played crucial role as well. Nowadays, the region is going through constant financial and cultural renewal, welcoming numerous guests.The region of Kilkis is located in Central Macedonia, sharing borders to the north with FYROM and with the neighbouring regions of Pella to the west, Thessaloniki to the south and Serres to the east. The region spans an area of 1.581 sq. km. with a population of 56.336 residents. The capital city of the region is the city of Kilkis.
The cave located at the foothills of St. George Mountain in the city of Kilkis is one of the worth visiting caves in Greece. It has rare coral-like decorations, a variety of stalactites, stalagmites and compositions of unique beauty. The interesting sites of the region are the archaeological sites of Toumba, Gynaikokastro, Palatiano and Evropos with a variety of findings. On the foothills of Mount Paiko is found the town of Goumenissa which is famous for the remarkable production of wine. The forest of “Thousand Trees” is situated next to Lake Doirani and it has been characterized as a “Monument of Nature” as it consists of oak trees dating up to 400 years. Do not miss the chance to visit Pikrolimni, a lake famous for the clay at its seabed which is well known for its medical and cosmetic role. Pikrolimni offers fully equipped spa facilities, restaurants and modern hotel amenities for its numerous visitors.
Police in Kilkis: +30 23410 77003
Hospital in Kilkis: +30 23410 24441
Bus services of Kilkis region: +30 23410 22311
Railway of Kilkis: +30 23410 28587
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