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Asprovalta is a seaside town of the Municipality of Volvi at the northeastern end of the prefecture of Thessaloniki. It is one of the most remarkable summer tourist resorts in Macedonia and its coastal front is called the Greek Riviera. According to the 2011 census it has 2,838 inhabitants. Asprovalta is located east of Thessaloniki on the west coast of Strymonikos gulf and is accessible via the Egnatia Highway. Its coast is awarded the Blue Flag every year. Ecclesiastically it belongs to the Holy Diocese of Serres and Nigritis

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Historical Archives: The archeological dig has located organized residential installations of the late classical-early Hellenistic years while it is known that in Roman times the Ancient Egnatia Odos crossed the area. A little further east of Asprovalta are the ruins of a Roman station called Pennana [1]. According to a document in the archive of Simonos Petra Monastery, the settlement of Aspri Valta was built in the early 16th century on the southern slopes of Mount Kerdyllia. After the Asia Minor Catastrophe, 54 families from Renkioi (Ofrynio) settled in the area. of Asia Minor, carrying many relics such as the library of the school of Ofryni. The people of Asia Minor developed the settlement while later their expatriate compatriots from the USA. They helped financially to build a stone school and a temple in Asprovalta to keep their relics. The development of coastal tourism in the middle of the 20th century, led to the spread of the settlement with many holiday homes and hotel facilities.