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There are numerous small and traditional villages close to Gynaikokastro, as well as places of unique natural beauty, archaeological sites and churches, that are worth visitng:

Metalliko

Metalliko

It is located at a distance of 4.5 km. northwest of Kilkis. Next to the park in the center of the village there is a gallery, created by the very active Macedonian Artistic Company based in Kilkis, that highlights the multifaceted works of art and culture of the region. The gallery hosts about 160 paintings, engravings, sculptures and interesting constructions. The works are representative creations of northern Greece artists of the postwar period.

You can also visit the "Xyno Nero", a beautiful recreation area with traditional taverns, where visitors may enjoy delicious dishes and metallic water from the nearby spring. The area is of archaeological interest too; there are archaeological sites dating from the prehistoric period (probably the Bronze Era) at "Tranos Lofos".



Chorygi

Chorygi

Located 14 km. west of Kilkis, Chorygi is known as an ancient town and for its impressive geological rock formation called the Castle or Lazaritsa, a limestone megalithic monument. Its great height and the flat surface on its top aroused interest since antiquity; there was an ancient acropolis providing natural defense and unlimited control of the region.

The ancient, unidentified settlement was founded on th cliff. At its foot there was an ancient cemetery (5th- 4ths century BC). The area is considered of “positive energy” and hosts climbing expeditions.




Ano Apostoloi, Mesoi Apostoloi, Kato Apostoloi

Ano Apostoloi, Mesoi Apostoloi, Kato Apostoloi

About 15 km SW of and South of Gynaikokastro there are three beautiful villages: Ano Apostoloi, Mesoi Apostoloi, Kato Apostoloi. They are of archaeological interest, especially Ano Apostoloi the ancient city "Morrylos"and its famous Asklipio were situated; relevant findings are hosted in the Archaeological Museums of Kilkis and Thessaloniki.

Close to the villages, you can visit Dasovouni and its beautiful natural landscape with pine trees and oaks. On the slope of the hill there's the picturesque church of Prophet Elias.

n Mesoi Apostoloi you can visit the Holy Dormition Cathedral, located between Mesoi and Ano Apostoloi. The church is a basilica and hosts impressive paintings and sculptures.br />

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Mikrokampos

Mikrokampos

Mikrokampos village is located 22 km southwest of Kilkis. It's known for its Museum of Folk Art owned by John and Helen Vezertzi.
You can also visit the village zoo which hosts a large variety of animals and birds.





Pikrolimni

Pikrolimni

Pikrolimni is situated about 22 km. southwest of Kilkis. It's a historical lake with healing properties and a modern spa center. The lake is famous since antiquity for its thermal and chemical properties. The bottom consists of clay with sulphates and nitrates, as well as natural saline clay of black mud. Mineral springs and rocks enrich the water and acquires curative and cosmetic properties. The water of the lake has a high salt content, calculated to be three times more than of the Dead Sea.

The spa water temperature is 38°C and its use is indicated for inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the joints, spondylitis, traumatic disorders of the musculoskeletal system, skin and some gynecological disorders. On the lake's southern shore there is a clay spa and a modern spa hotel. Pikrolimni village is also known for its very active cultural association.



Nea Santa

Nea Santa

Nea Santa is located 17 km. south of Kilkis and is the officially designated "historic seat" of Kilkis, because of its people refugee history.

Nea Santa was designated as “historic seat” of Kilkis to honor the memory of the heroic struggles of its people for freedom and justice, against authoritarian methods of the Ottomans in Santa, Pontus, were they originally had been living.

Nea Santa is the largest village of the municipality with about 2,000 inhabitants and is famous for its modern architecturem, wide streets, abundant green gardens and public parks.
Close to Nea Santa there is an industrial zone where a significant proportion of the village's workforce is employed mainly in agriculture and livestock.





Kristoni

Kristoni

Kristoni village is located 4 km southwest of Kilkis. It's known for its picturesque old railway station and the British cemeteries of the fallen of World War I.