Central Macedonia | Kilkis prefecture | Kilkis Info

The prefecture of Kilkis is in central Macedonia. In its west and northern part are the imposing mountains of Paiko and Mpelles and in the rest of the prefecture is the fertile valley of Axios river where once was the ancient Amfaxitida. In all the prefecture are prehistoric settlements and scattered graves with discoveries that are dated since the 2nd millennium BC. The region passed successively in the hands of the Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Turks and Bulgarians and is known for the battles that took place here in the Balkan wars and in the 1st and 2nd World War.

The city of Kilkis is reported for the first time in the years of the Ottoman domination and in the 17th century it was a place where fairs took place. It was developed into a city after 1913 when the Greek troops turned away the Bulgarians from Macedonia after a battle on the hill of Kilkis. After the destruction in Asia Minor in 1922 the area was inhabited by the Greek refugees who changed the physiognomy of the population. After the 1st World War the city developed rapidly into an administrative and economic center and in 1934 Kilkis became the capital of the prefecture.


  • the hill of heroes where the battle in 1913 took place, with the War Memorial and the War Museum.
  • on the same hill the church of Saint George (1830) with amazing hagiographies, woodcut temple and painted ceilings.
  • the cave of Saint George, that was discovered accidentally in 1925 with stalagmites and stalactites.
  • Lake Pikrolimni, the “Dead Sea” of Greece as it is characterized, with triple content in salt from that in Israel, that has a lot of therapeutic attributes. In the region is a spa center.
  • the British military cemetery of the allies killed in the 1st World War.
  • an early Christian settlement near the village Kolhida.
  • the archaeological site of Europos, where the famous Kouros was discovered.
  • Mountain Paiko with incredible forests of beeches, chestnut trees, oaks and the waters from the rivers and the streams running all through the year.
  • The lake of Doirani on the borders with F.Y.R.O.M.
  • the monument in Doirani in recollection of the fighters of the 1st World War.
  • the site “Thousand Trees” a monument of nature, with space for recreation.
  • The Archaeological Museum of Kilkis with sculptures, ceramics and other findings of the prefecture.

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