Travel to Goumenissa, the lady of history, taste and melody
On the borders of the prefectures of Kilkis and Pella, on the eastern slope of Mount Paiko, surrounded by rivers and torrents, but also vast vineyards, lies the small town of Goumenissa, picturesque and traditional, like another Dionysian Menada, musked with must and good wine. Framed by a natural environment, which takes your breath away with its rich history and remarkable cultural, folklore and musical tradition, Goumenissa becomes known throughout Greece and offers a unique mosaic of travel moments and images that will amaze everyone.
A wonderful set of old, traditional houses and mansions with flowery courtyards emerge before the eyes of every visitor, through picturesque alleys, leading to attractive corners and cool squares.
Among the buildings of the pre-industrial era, which stand to remind the economic development of the city, (kouklospita), dominates the imposing fountain in the central square of Thanos Zelegos, work of French soldiers and indelible historical monument of World War I which is considered a historical symbol for the city. The impressive church of Agios Georgios is the ecclesiastical jewel of Goumenissa, at a time when the location of the 2 rivers became an oasis of recreation, offering unforgettable routes in nature. The impressive monasteries of Agios Raphael, Nikolaos and Irini, and the monastery of Panagia intensify the feeling of respect with their overnight atmosphere, while a visit to the Folklore Museum of the city and the many wineries in the area, will reveal interesting aspects of a long cultural and gastronomic place, which creates a special quality of life having as its ally the flavors of wine and the melodic rhythm of the brass instruments, which leaves no one unmoved.
Food and local cuisine
Goumenissa and the wider area offers a wide range of local specialties with products of high gastronomic quality. Meat, grilled meats, sausages, pond fish (carp and chironi), pies, handmade pasta, pickles, stews and game, cooked with Pontian cheeses and fresh vegetables, as well as with excellent quality wine (OPAP wine) grappa of the area, as well as sweets that will excite you.
When to visit Goumenissa
Every season of the year is offered for a trip to Goumenissa, depending on your choices and interests. In spring, nature is at its best for beautiful nature walks. In the summer there are many celebrations and festivals accompanied by music with brass bands. Autumn generously offers its beauties and is an ideal time for hiking and visiting the wineries of the area.
Moving from/ to Goumenissa
Transportation in Goumenissa
Go to Goumenissa by road. From Thessaloniki (75km) follow the road to Edessa and at the height of Agios Athanasios exit at the junction for Evzoni - Polykastro, until you reach Goumenissa. From Athens the access is through Athens - Thessaloniki National Road to the tolls of Malgaron. From there turn to the exit for Evzoni and Polykastro, until you reach your destination.
Transportation in Goumenissa is done by private car or through beautiful walking routes.