Pella - Macedonia (Greece)

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.

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The west of Pella

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.

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Sights and tips department Pella

  • The Church of Profitis Ilias on the top of the mountain Kaimaktsalan at 2524 meters altitude. This church is dedicated to the Apostles Peter and Paul. Here is also a monument in memory of the dead Serbs during the 1st World War.
  • The more Vegoritida where various bird species as well as endangered species such as the lesser kestrel are found.
  • The traditional settlement of Agios Athanasios which is located at 1,200 meters above sea level near the ski center of Kaimaktsalan. This village is at the end of the 16th century, in the village is the Analipsis Church, which was built in the 17th century.
  • The river Loudias which is very popular among canoeists and kayakers.

How access to Pella?

The prefecture of Pella daily either by bus or train from Thessaloniki and Athens accessible.

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Giannitsa | Pella Macedonie | Griekenland foto 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Apela Beach (Apella) | Eiland Karpathos | De Griekse Gids foto 004 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Onderweg van Giannitsa naar Edessa | Pella Macedonie foto 8 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Edessa | Pella Macedonie | Griekenland foto 9 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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