Agios Georgios is the smallest village of the municipality of Alexander
the Great with 321 residents according to the census of 1991. It is 20 km away
from Giannitsa and 30
km from Edessa. The residents
deal with the stockbreeding and agriculture. The most important cultivations are
peaches and asparagus. The village has been built around its square, where there
is the new two-storied building of the community bureau and the war memorial.
The square is surrounded by very tall pine trees and grass planted
gardens. Agios Georgios is the first village in the municipality, where have been
placed mail boxes in front of the community bureau. In the same building there
is the community clinic while behind it there are the Primary school and the Kindergarden.
Across the road there is the old and beautiful church of Saint Dimitrios. Both
the church and the village have great history, which goes back in the beginning
of the 19th century.
In the north-west part of the village, on the way to Liparo
there is the Agricultural corporation and the football field of the team P.A.O.K.
of Agios Georgios. The Cultural Association "Alexander the Great" is
also activated in the village. There is great interest for the unexplored, up
today, hills which are outside of the village. It is speculated that at their
basis there are hidden tombs of the Hellenistic Era. There is also a lot of green
and many trees in the area, as well as the local refreshment stand. Altogether,
they create an artificial paradise, perfect place for resting and excursions.
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