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Central Macedonia

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If you are looking for the region of the Republic of Macedonia, see Povardarie.

Central Macedonia (Κεντρική Μακεδονία) is a region of Greece.


Map of Central Macedonia
with its three peninsulas or Kassandra, Sithonia, Mount Athos


  • 1 Thessaloniki — The second largest city in Greece, with a 3000-year history
  • 2 Serres
  • 3 Veria — The city boasts a considerable number of Byzantine monuments
  • 4 Edessa — The seat of the Argead dynasty and its mythical founder, Caranus of Macedonia
  • 5 Polygyros
  • 6 Aridea — A spa town

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  • 1 Amphipolis — Archaeological area some 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the northern city of Serres, well known for the "Lion of Amphipolis", a 4th-century BC sculpture. An ancient tomb discovered in March 2016 was likely a monument to Hephaestion, the close companion of Alexander the Great.
  • 2 Dion, Pieria — An ancient city and sanctuary dedicated to Zeus. Philip II and Alexander the Great celebrated victories in Dion.
  • 3 Litochoro — Τhe base for climbing Mt Olympus
  • 4 Pella — The birthplace of Alexander the Great
  • 5 Vergina — The ancient Aigai, the first capital of Macedonia and the place where Alexander the Great was proclaimed king, short after Philip's assassination in 336 BC.
  • 6 Olynthos — an archaeological site
  • 7 Platamonas — a resort town with an impresive castle


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