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Vyroneia (Greek: Βυρώνεια, before 1924: Χατζή Μπεηλίκ - Chatzi Beilik[1]) is a town located in the municipal unit of Petritsi in the northwestern part of Serres regional unit, Greece. It is situated near the Bulgarian border, on the right bank of the river Strymon, south of the Kerkini mountains, and east of the Lake Kerkini. Vyroneia is 4 km west of Neo Petritsi and 12 km northwest of Sidirokastro. It has a station on the railway line from Thessaloniki to Serres. Vyroneia, then known as Hadji-Beylik, was a military base for the Greek army during the Second Balkan War. Today Vyroneia has 1,134 inhabitants as of the 2001 census. Near the train station is the National Aquarium of Vyroneia, the second in Greece after Rhodes. The Vyroneia Cultural Society presents every June a cultural event called "Vyroneia".
The Greek GHQ at Vyroneia (Hadji-Beylik), with King Constantine I and Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos deliberating before the Congress of Bucharest

Historical population
Year Population
1981 1,546
1991 1,094
2001 1,134
Persons

Ioannis Melissanidis
Kostas Iosifidis

External links

Vyroneia Aquarium

See also

List of settlements in the Serres regional unit

References

^ Name changes of settlements in Greece

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