Banitsa (ruins)

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Steeple of bell tower at Banitsa

Banitsa (Greek: Καρυαί - Karié, Bulgarian/Macedonian:[1] Баница, Banitsa or Banica) is a deserted former village in Serres regional unit, northern Greece. Its ruins are situated some 15 km north-east of the town of Serres, near the present-day village of Oreini, on the southern slopes of the Vrontous mountains. During the Ottoman period it had a Bulgarian population.[2][3][4][5] The village was destroyed by the Greek Army during the Second Balkan War, and the population migrated to Bulgaria.[6]

Banitsa was the site of the death of the revolutionary Gotse Delchev, who was killed in a skirmish with Ottoman police forces on 4th May 1903.[7]


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  2. ^ Йордан Иванов. „Местните имена между Долна Струма и Долна Места“. София, БАН, 1982, стр.20.
  3. ^ „Македония и Одринско. Статистика на населението от 1873 г.“ Македонски научен институт, София, 1995, стр.116-117.
  4. ^ Васил Кънчов. „Македония. Етнография и статистика“. София, 1900, стр.176.
  5. ^ D.M.Brancoff. "La Macédoine et sa Population Chrétienne". Paris, 1905, р.198-199.
  6. ^ "Weekend - Към Бяло море по стъпките на Гоце - Стандарт". Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  7. ^ Vanče Stojčev (2004). Military History of Macedonia. Skopje: Military Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski”. ISBN 9989-134-05-7. 

Coordinates: 41°12′N 23°37′E / 41.200°N 23.617°E / 41.200; 23.617