Before reaching the administrative centre of the Municipality of Pangaio, you will be welcomed by a couple of beautiful villages: Amisiana and Kokkinohoma, which encourage you to continue on your path as far as Eleftheroupoli.
Eleftheroupoli, built on the most southern foothills of the plain of Philippi, in the valley that is formed by the northern foothills of Mt Symvolo and the eastern extensions of Mt Pangaio, is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Pangaio and also of the Holy Metropolitan diocese of Eleftheroupoli.
It is located at the point where the ancient “Kato Odos” (Lower Road) passed, the main and busiest of the ancient roads that came from Byzantium, crossed Eastern Macedonia and led to Thermi. This is the origin of the old name for Eleftheroupoli, Pravi, based on the Latin provia or paravia, i.e. on or next to the road. It was renamed Eleftheroupoli in 1929.