The Prefecture of Serres
bears a centuries old cultural heritage and a turbulent history of long
national conflicts and battles. Excavation works have revealed the remains of
ancient settlements and the area also features wonderful Byzantine monuments.
Archaeological findings suggest that the region of Serres is one of the most ancient regions in Macedonia, inhabited since the Palaeolithic era.
In the era of Alexander the Great, the gold mines of Paggaio were exploited by King Phillip and played a major role in the economy of the Macedonian empire. From 357 BC to 168 BC Amphipolis was the center of Macedonia.
The following thematic unit briefly presents the rich cultural heritage of the Prefecture of Serres, focusing on some of the most important historical monuments, from pre-historic to Byzantine and contemporary.