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Alistrati is a municipality in the Serres Prefecture, Greece. The population in 2001 was 4,121. Alistrati is situated at the borders of the Prefecture of Drama and Prefecture of Serres. It is 18 kilometers away from drama and 45 kilometers away from Serres. It is the centre of the municipality with 4121 inhabitants. Alistrati was built by on hills of the mountain range Menikio on an altitude of 325 meters. You can realize it from the rising and sloping streets of the town. The remarkable traditional community is the biggest of the area Zichni Fillida. It's been up-graded to municipality of Alistrati with the Kapodistrias law and included the villages: Agioxori, Skopia, Mandili, Lefkothea and R.S of Aggista.
Alistrati was built by the people of the ancient town Alektrioupolis, situated 2 kilometers southwest from Alistrati, where you can find the Monastery of Agia Kyriaki nowadays. That town lived until the mids of the 19th century as a small settling near the big number of roosters, which crew and made their presence audible in the area around.

Today Alistrati attracts a lot of tourists not only because of the famous cave but because of all the natural beauty around it as well. The small neighborhoods with the narrow streets and the typical up-hill alleys, the hospitable inhabitat's, the nice old Square, the beautiful belfry and the elaborate old reredos of the church of Agios Athanasios are tokens of the inhabitant's taste. There are also a lot of houses built in neoclassical or Macedonian architecture and picturesque narrow streets. So as the visitor strolls around the village he can travel back into time. Visitors can enjoy their stay here in some nice places, such as Hotel Boziki or the hotel run by the Women Cooperative e.t.c. All these places meet the visitors’ update needs. There are also many cafes, and tavernas with delicious, traditional dishes. And all these things combined with the excellent climate help the visitors have a great time and escape from their everyday life routine.

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