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Griva, Kilkis

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Country  Greece
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration  KI
Area code  2343
Administrative region  Central Macedonia
Regional unit  Kilkis
Lowest elevation  470 m (1,540 ft)
Postal code  613 00
Local time  Friday 6:16 PM
Municipality  Paionia
Municipal unit  Goumenissa
Griva, Kilkis
Website (Greek)
Weather  6°C, Wind NW at 5 km/h, 90% Humidity

Griva (Greek: Γρίβα, Bulgarian and Macedonian: Крива, Kriva) is a small village located in the Kilkis regional unit in Central Macedonia, Greece. The village hovers on the southeastern portion of Mount Paiko at 470 meters (1541.1 feet) above sea level.


Map of Griva 613 00, Greece

Griva, with a population of 770 people, is the largest village in the municipal unit of Goumenissa besides Goumenissa proper.

Because of the complete destruction of the village by the Ottomans in 1912 during the First Balkan War, there are no structures still existing that were built prior to this period. The village's architecture is the basic standard architecture for nearly all of the towns of the region, with narrow streets, small passageways between the buildings, and cottages fit perfectly into the natural environment of the mountainside. According to a Yugoslav study, in 1961 of a population of 1,280, an estimated 1,180 Macedonia speakers lived in the village alongside 100 Pontic Greeks.


According to the National Statistical Center of Greece, in 1981, 1991 and 2001, the population of Griva is as follows:


Griva is located 72 kilometers (45 mi) northwest of Thessaloniki, 542 kilometers (337 mi) north of Athens and is located within the Municipality of Goumenissa.


Local agriculture produces chestnuts, sheep, and timber.


Griva has one Primary school and one Elementary school.


Filmography: In 1981, director Tasos Psaras filmed The Factory (Greek : Το Εργοστάσιο)(French : L 'Ucine) in various places within Griva.


  • Church of St. Athanasius the Great
  • Monastery of St. Raphael, Nicholas & Irene at Griva (established 1992).
  • References

    Griva, Kilkis Wikipedia

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