Travel to Florina, a “jewel” city in Northern Greece
Nestled in Greece's northwest corner amid imposing mountains and serene lakes, Florina is a captivating city with rich history and tradition. A sought-after winter destination, it maintains timeless elegance with the Sakulevas river coursing through its heart. Discover neoclassical and Macedonian architectural marvels as you stroll along the Sakuleva's banks, a testament to the city's enduring prosperity.
Eleftherias Avenue exudes cinematic charm with adorned buildings, while Megalou Alexandrou Street's bustling market pulses beside the City Hall.
Ascend Agios Panteleimon hill for panoramic city views, crowned by a commanding Cross, and glimpse ancient Lygistida's archaeological treasures.
Florina's cultural allure extends to its museums—Archaeological, Byzantine, Folklore, and Contemporary Art. Embark on excursions to Prespes, serene Nymfaio, and the exhilarating Vigla ski resort, showcasing Florina's enchanting diversity. This city seamlessly fuses history, culture, and natural beauty, creating an unforgettable experience for every visitor.
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.