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A region ready to be discovered
The areas of Edessa and Mountainous Pella are exceptionally beautiful, easily accessible and in close association with nature and the environment.
Centered around the region of Edessa, Mountainous Pella constitutes a unique attraction.
Waterfalls, rivers crossing the city and everpresent green areas comprise the background of a painter’s pallet, combined with the Folklore Museum, the Open-Air Water Museum, the Aquarium hosting fresh-water fish (the first of its kind in Greece), the 14th c. Church of the Dormition of Virgin Mary, the old quarter of Varossi and Ancient Edessa, all of them attesting to the city’s desire to exist for some 3,000 years now.
In addition, the wetlands near Lake Agra-Nisiou-Vryton -- featuring bird-watching installations and a complete information centre – Lake Vegoritida, the traditional settlement of Aghios Athanassios, the Black Forest, the thermal spas at Loutraki and the Ski Centre Voras-Kaimaktsalan offer a wealth of sports such as mountain hiking, fishing, swimming, camping and much more.
The region is ideal for:
Archaeological Tourism in Ancient Edessa, Pella.
Religious Tourism with its innumerable monasteries, churches and Byzantine monuments.
Therapeutic Tourism at the thermal spas of Loutraki and Loutrohori.
Walking Tourism with organised walks throughout the region of Edessa (Hill 606-Gavaliotissa), Loutraki and Path E4/6.
Ecological tourism at the wetlands of Agra with bird-watching, walks and boat riding.
Winter Tourism on Mountain Voras and the surrounding area.
Congress Tourism by organizing conferences, seminars and international meetings at one of the Congress Halls in Edessa.
Athletic Tourism through the organization of sport matches and organised sport events.
Cultural Tourism with the organization of an annual cultural programme (Water Festivals, Cherry Tree Festival, Cultural Summer, Spring Festival, Plastic Arts Month of May, local traditional festivals and much more).
A tourist information office operating in Edessa (Waterfalls Park) provides visitors with needed information (Tel.: +30 23810 20300).