Travel to Florina, a “jewel” city in Northern Greece
In the NW corner of Greece between imposing mountains and cool lakes is Florina, a small but picturesque city, full of history and rich tradition and one of the most popular winter destinations in the whole country. With its royal presentation and the strong presence of water inside, as the Sakulevas river crosses its heart for centuries, Florina maintains its picturesque elegance unchanged over time and manages to offer a unique mosaic of images and experiences to each visitor.
In modern Florina of excellent tourist infrastructure you can walk along the river Sakuleva and see up close the beautiful mansions of neoclassical and Macedonian architecture, which still reflect the economic prosperity of the city, over the centuries. In an urban environment, reminiscent of a movie scene, walk along the main Eleftherias Avenue and enjoy the most authentic part of the city, through the buildings that adorn it, while on Megalou Alexandrou Street feel the pulse of the city's lively market, with the City Hall building dominating the area.
From the hill of Agios Panteleimon enjoy the most impressive panorama of the city, with the imposing Cross dominating the top of the hill, while the archeological findings of ancient Lygistida, in the same place, will travel you mentally in time. A visit to the interesting museums, such as the Archaeological, the Byzantine, the Folklore, but also to the Museum of Contemporary Art will ideally complement the cultural canvas of the city, while the excursions to Prespes, the wonderful Nymfaio and the ski resort of Vigla (Pisoderi ), will be irrefutable proofs that Florina is a destination that knows how to enchant everyone.
Food and local cuisine
Florina and the wider area offers a wide range of local products of exceptional quality. Try Florina peppers, Prespa beans, mountain tea, a wide variety of cheeses and dairy products, pond fish, potatoes and mushrooms of the area, accompanied by tsipouro and fine wines of Amyntaio and traditional pastries.
When to visit Florina
Although considered a winter destination, Florina is beautiful all year round. Spring and autumn are ideal for beautiful nature excursions, summer is cool, and winter is ideal for skiing and winter activities. The period of Christmas and New Year is ideal for attending local customs and events, which will be unforgettable.
How to move to Florina
Moving from/ to Florina
Go to Florina by road. From Athens (573km) via Athens - Thessaloniki National Road, to the height of Larissa. From there turn to Elassona and follow the signs to Kozani until you reach your destination. From Thessaloniki (160km) via Egnatia Odos you will exit at exit 12 to Ptolemaida - Florina. Florina is connected to all the cities of Greece by intercity KTEL buses, while it is also accessible by train.
Transportation in Florina
Getting around the city is available through a well-organized public transport network, with buses connecting the city's neighborhoods. Use a taxi or bicycle as well as the city is also suitable for nice walking routes.