Pella. Pella is the name of a Greek prefecture in the west of the prefecture of Thessaloniki. It borders except with Thessaloniki, with the prefectures of Kilkis, Florina, Kozani and Imathia. In the north it borders with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Whole Pella is surrounded by high mountains, which are the Voras Mountains, Vermio, Paiko, Tzena and Pinovo.
Pella is known in Greece as an area where a lot of good fruit comes from. When you drive by car from Thessaloniki via the provincial road to Edessa, you see everywhere apple orchards and other fruit trees. Coming from Thessaloniki you will meet first Palia (Old) and Nea (New) Pella. Here are the ruins of the ancient capital of Macedonia founded by Archelaos in the fifth century BC. In this city Alexander the Great was born, one of the most important leaders in Greek history. Alexander the Great was the son of King Philippos the 2nd of Macedonia.
About ten kilometres away is the town of Giannitsa, a charming town with a rich history. However, the nicest town in the prefecture of Pella is the capital Edessa. Edessa is built on the slopes of a hill overlooking the Macedonian countryside. In Edessa, one of the biggest attractions are the waterfalls of the town that are being visited daily by hundreds of tourists. Edessa lays near the ancient city of Aiges, the ancient capital of the Macedonian Empire.
West of Edessa is the town Skydra, most residents are farmers here. North of Edessa is a large fertile plain where, among other lies the town of Aridea. Aridea is in Greece known for the production of red peppers and fruits. West of Aridea are the hot springs of Pozar or as the Greeks also mention the springs of Loutraki. The nature here is very beautiful, the mountains are beautifully vegetated and in the area are 17 caves that can be visited. The area is ideal for nature lovers, hikers and mountaineers. In the area around Aridea are many beautiful forests.
East of the slopes of Mount Voras is the Black Forest and in the municipality Promachon is the same forest where a unique type of pine tree in the Balakans grows here. The town of Skydra is also known for the good fruit that comes from here. Skydra is in fact one of the largest centres for the production of fruits in Greece. Another town where a lot of water flows is Arnissa, which stands on the lower slopes of Mount Voras, east of the lake Vegoritida. Voras Kaimaktsalan also called, is a ski resort in the northwest of the department of Pella. Here there are 13 ski slopes that have a total length of 15 kilometres. Voras is the third highest mountain in Greece, with the highest point at 2524 meters.
The prefecture of Pella daily either by bus or train from Thessaloniki and Athens accessible.