Travel to Goumenissa, the lady of history, taste and melody
Nestled between Kilkis and Pella prefectures, Goumenissa graces Mount Paiko's slope, its charm echoing Dionysian allure. Rivers, vineyards embrace this town, a canvas of history, culture, and music that captivates Greece. Cobblestone paths wind through ornate mansions and flower-kissed courtyards, a journey into Goumenissa's past. The city's economic story unfolds through "kouklospita," dollhouse symbols of growth.
Amid these echoes stands Thanos Zelegos' fountain, a WWI monument.
Amid history, Agios Georgios church shines. Two rivers transform Goumenissa into a natural haven. Sanctified monasteries - Agios Raphael, Nikolaos, Irini - evoke reverence, while Panagia monastery enchants. Unravel culture at the Folklore Museum, taste it in local wineries. Goumenissa's essence thrives, its melody in brass instruments, a symphony that resonates.
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.