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Prefecture and Province: Serres (capital)
Provinces and Province: Serres (capital)

41.085667/41°5'10" N lat.
23.541667/23°32'30" E long
Population: (1991)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank



about 40 m
53 m (centre)
Menoikio mountains (northeast)
Number of communities: -
Postal code: 621 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-23210 (030-23210)-2 thru 7
Municipal code: 4721
Car designation: EP
3-letter abbreviation: SRS Serres
Name of inhabitants: Serrean or Serrian sing.
s pl.
Address of administration: 1 Merarchias St
Serres 621 00

Serres (Σερρες in Greek, Latin Serrae, older form: Serrai, is a city in Macedonia, Greece. It is capital of Serres prefecture, and is within the Central Macedonia periphery. The name and the settlement dates back to ancient times. The population in 2001 is about 55,000. The elevation is 70 m. It is located in the Serres plain and the Strymon river is further southwest about 24 km from Serres to the west. The hills lie to the north and the mountains to the east.

Serres was completely rebuilt in 1913, after the Bulgarian army burned the city while retreating during the Second Balkan War. On September 10 (August 28 OS), 1916, during WW I, the Bulgarian army once again occupied Serres violating the neutrality of Greece.

The city has forests, parks, non-gridded roads and squares. Serres stretches from the ruins of the castle up to the forested hills of Koula.

On the road to Koula hills on Exochon (Exochi) Street, two parks, one is the Agioi Anargyroi Park founded near the downtown area. Night clubs and cafeterias brings fame to the area especially in the summertime.

Sites of Interest


Serres has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a post office, a sporting centre, a train station, and squares (plateies).

Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population Change
1981 46,317 - - -
1991 49,830 3,513/7.6% - -
2001 54,666 - 56,145 -

Sporting teams

Famous inhabitants of Serres

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See also