©

Serres trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Serres

(4.8/5 based on 80+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing
Sérres is a city in Macedonia, Greece, capital of the Serres regional unit and second largest city in the region of Central Macedonia, after Thessaloniki. Serres is one of the administrative and economic centers of Northern Greece. The city is situated in a fertile plain at an elevation of about 70m, some 24km northeast of the Strymon river and 69km north-east of Thessaloniki, respectively. Serres' official municipal population was 76,817 in 2011 with the total number of people living in the city and its immediate surroundings estimated at around 100,000. The city is home to the Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, composed of the School of Technological Applications, the School of Management and Finance and the School of Graphic Arts and Design, with at least 10,000 Greek and international students.NamesThe Greek historian Herodotus mentions the city as Siris (Σίρις) in the 5th century BC. Theopompus refers to the city as Sirra (Σίρρα). Later, it is mentioned as Sirae, in the plural, by the Roman historian Livy. Since then the name of the city has remained plural and by the 5th century AD it was already in the contemporary form as Serrae (Σέρραι). The Katharevousa form for the name of the city was Sérrai (Σέρραι). In the local Greek dialect, the city is known as "Ta Serras" (Tα Σέρρας), which is actually a corruption of the plural Accusative "Tas Serras" (Τάς Σέρρας) of the archaic form "Ai Serrai" (Αι Σέρραι). Τhe oldest mention of this form is attested in a document of the Monastery of Docheiarion in Mount Athos from 1383, while there are many other such references in documents from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It was known as Serez or Siroz in Turkish. In the Slavic languages, the city is known as Ser in both Macedonian and Serbian, while in Bulgarian it is known as Syar (Сяр) or Ser.
Plan your vacation with our Greece family vacation planner and discover the best things to do in Serres.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Serres

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Serres

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Serres:
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, nature, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, beaches, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, adventure, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Serres

55 days in Greece BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Serres BY A USER FROM GREECE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Greece BY A USER FROM GREECE November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Thessaloniki & Serres Region BY A USER FROM GREECE October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Serres & Syvota BY A USER FROM GREECE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Serres BY A USER FROM GREECE July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Serres BY A USER FROM INDONESIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Kavala, Serres & West Greece BY A USER FROM GREECE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News