The former Kodra camp, an emotionally and historically charged area, with remnants of military buildings dating back to the early 19th century, was the largest barracks in its entirety since its inception. With the liberation of Thessaloniki from the Turks in 1912, Syrian armies were stationed in the camp, initially living in tents, and then military installations were established. During World War I, the area was flooded with barricades, trenches and military barricades, which will be the first settlements and residences for refugees since 1915.

The area of the camp, for years, after the removal of the last military units in 1994, occupies an area of about 420 acres. It has important archeological findings. The excavations that continue from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, constantly bring to light new findings and prove the existence in the area of a prehistoric settlement, most likely of Alias Theri.

Today, its use has been granted to the Municipality of Kalamaria and the free area has been transformed into an excellent area of supra-local greenery. It is now an important part of the social life of the city as it is available for wellness, walks, sports and relaxation but also for social and cultural events. The goal of the local authority is to transform it into a Metropolitan Park, even more organized, where the uses will be enriched with other structures, such as open theater, restaurants, etc.


Deputy Mayor for Tourism Culture & International Relations

Komninon 60, 55132

Kalamaria, Thessaloniki

Tel: 2313 314 570, -577



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