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Skra

Skra is located only 4km away from the boarders of FYROM and extends over the NE slopes of Paiko mountain at an altitude of 520 m. Its former name was Lioumnitsa, while its present name was taken from the nearby mountain top Skra di Legen where the homonym battle (Skra-Ravine) took place during the First World War. This battle was of great importance for the course of Greek State and the First World War. 

With its characteristic proud old plane tree in the center of the village, Skra is considered to be a place of celebration in honor of the homonym battle, while every year on 17th of May a memorial ceremony for the officers and the soldiers of that battles belonging to the so called Greek Division of Crete and Archipelago is held at the Monument to those who died in 1918.

Since May 2002, the Museum of the First World War- Skra Battle has been operating in Skra, housed in a specially constructed area. The Museum exhibition presents relics, photos and historic documents from the Macedonian battles of the First World War, as well as from the victorious Skra battle. The well known victorious battle took place on May 17, 1918.

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