Travel to the majestic Veria and the “golden” Vergina
Nestled on Mount Vermi's southeastern slopes, Veria is an elegant city by the Tripotamos River in central Macedonia's Imathia prefecture. A captivating mosaic of history, culture, and natural beauty, it beckons curious travelers. Encircled by Pieria mountains and the Aliakmonas river, Veria is a cultural crucible where history and art are etched into every corner. The Kyriotissa district's well-preserved mansions exude authentic charm, while Barbuta's Jewish quarter safeguards the city's identity. With 72 Byzantine churches, Veria earns the moniker "Small Jerusalem," and its historic footsteps allure pilgrims.
Aigai - Vergina unveils Macedonia's regal history, showcasing King Philip II's opulent tomb and treasures. This site resonates as one of Greece's most moving historical sites, evoking deep emotions. Veria's essence lies in its intertwining of nature's allure and human heritage. Explore its streets to unravel stories, and immerse yourself in a city where the past gracefully meets the present—a journey of enrichment and discovery awaits the intrepid explorer.
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.