Travel to the majestic Veria and the “golden” Vergina
On the SE slopes of Mount Vermi, next to the banks of the Tripotamos River in the heart of the prefecture of Imathia, lies the city of Veria, elegant and charming, a large historical and cultural center of central Macedonia. A large and very interesting mosaic of natural beauty, history and folklore is the capital of the prefecture of Imathia and, at the same time, a city worth visiting to get to know its interesting personality.
Surrounded by the Pieria mountains and very close to the Aliakmonas river, Veria is projected as a melting pot of history, art and culture, elements that are imprinted impressively in every corner of the city. In the Kyriotissa district, the old mansions still retain the authentic atmosphere of the old neighborhood and highlight the area in a lively part of the city, which with its narrow pedestrian streets and restored mansions masterfully showcase the Macedonian architecture that characterizes the entire city.
In the picturesque and atmospheric Jewish quarter of Barbuta, by the river, the Jewish identity of the city is masterfully preserved, with the Synagogue and the other mansions astonishing everyone, while the total of 72 Byzantine churches give the city the nickname "Small Jerusalem" and reveal its glorious Byzantine past. The step of the Apostle Paul and the church of the old Metropolis of Veria become a point of pilgrimage, while the Municipal Central Library becomes a great cultural jewel of the area. A visit to Aigai - Vergina of the Macedonian kings and the emblematic museum of the Royal tombs, the glorious golden exhibits and the equally impressive burial architectures, will reveal the eternal cleus of King Philip II and the other Macedonians, provoking great feelings to its visitors, being considered one of the most shocking historical sites in Greece and the universe, which will not leave anyone unmoved.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine of the area offers a wide variety of traditional and delicious specialties from pure, local ingredients. Try the fasoulontava (the most popular dish in the area), pies in their savory and sweet version, handmade pasta, (Varenika and the Pontian chilopites Yvriston) sarmadakia, the famous hooded lamb, the amazing sweet reman and from peaches, that will excite you.
When to visit Veria
Visit Veria and the surrounding area all seasons, depending on your interests. In spring, summer and autumn nature is at its best while in winter you can combine the trip with a visit to the ski resorts Seli and 3-5 Pigadia.
When to visit Veria
Moving from/to Veria
Go to Veria by road. From Thessaloniki follow the EO to Kozani and at the junction for Veria-Vergina turn in the direction of the city. From Athens through the Athens - Thessaloniki National Road. The city is also approached by intercity KTEL buses, but also by OSE trains.
Transportation in Veria
The movement in the city is done by car or walking to selected points of tourist interest. Alternatively use public transport or taxis. Vergina can be reached by private car or bus.