Florina

  • Florinon
  • Chlérinon EL
  • Lerin SR
  • Follorinë SQ

Town in West Macedonia

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in or near Florina

River of Florina

« Sakoulevas »

Undoubtedly the city trademark, that flows through districts famous for their traditional architecture.

The building that houses the Cultural Club Of Florina.
↗ NE   < 1km

Cultural Club of Florina

A cultural organization that was founded in 1980 and deals with a wide range of activities including educational and artistic courses.

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The exterior of the building that houses the Educational Association of Florina "Aristotle".
→ E   < 1km

Educational Association of Florina "Aristotle"

Educational organization that dates from 1941 and aims to the preservation of the local and broader Greek tradition through culture and arts.

The main entrance and the front side of the building that houses the Museum of Contemporary Art of Florina.
→ E   < 1km

Florina Museum of Contemporary Art

Modern and updated gallery that hosts artworks of more than 250 Greek artists.

A bonfire from the 23rd of December at the city of Florina.
← W   < 1km

Christmas in Florina (Customs & Rituals)

Numerous fires illuminate the midnight of the 23rd of December, a custom rooted to the pagan past.

One of the rooms of the Archaeological Museum of Florina with many exhibits in displays.
→ E   ≈ 1.6km

Archaeological Museum of Florina

Housed in a building that was constructed during the '60s, it hosts exhibits which cover a period from the Prehistoric to the Byzantine era.

A close-up picture of a sheep that is also hosted in Florina Zoo Park.
← W   ≈ 1.9km

Florina Zoo Park

Cost-free family destination, where children and adults have the opportunity to see a few domestic animals and come closer to nature.

A snowy slope and a lift of the ski center of Pisoderi - Viglas.
photo: Ckyr / CC BY-SA 3.0
← W   ≈ 15.7km

Ski Center Pisoderi - Viglas

At an approximate altitude of 1650 meters over the sea level is located a ski resort that is famous for the quality of snow and its long slopes.

An overview of the central part of the Nymfaio village with the traditional stone-built houses of local architecture.
↘ SE   ≈ 23km

Nymfaio

A fairytale destination at an altitude of 1350 meters, famous for its traditional architecture and its breathtaking natural landscape.

The mount Vitsi (or Verno as it is also called) covered with snow.
photo: Dgolitsis
↓ S   ≈ 24.2km

Vitsi Ski Center, Verno Mountain

Its 5 slopes are situated at an altitude ranging from 1610 to 1875 meters, while its function starts normally from December and ends in March.

Horses in a green field surrounded by trees.
photo: stefg74 / CC BY 2.0
↓ S   ≈ 26.5km

Artemis Horse Riding School, Sklithro

Offers a series of activities in nature such as horseback riding, canoeing, and mountain biking.

A white wolf inside the Arcturos Wolf Sanctuary in Agrapidies of Nymfaio.
↘ SE   ≈ 26.6km

Arcturos Wolf Sanctuary, Agrapidies

A 70-acre protected forest area is transformed into a refuge of wolves that cannot integrate and survive into their natural environment.

The belfry and some houses of Agios Germanos village with the Prespa lake in the background.
← W   ≈ 30km

Agios Germanos, Prespes

Α historical village of Prespes, that gets its name from its church and is probably one of the most beautiful settlements of the area.

An overview of the lakes Chimaditida and Zazari from a spot very close to Nymfaio village.
↘ SE   ≈ 30.2km

Lakes Chimaditida & Zazari

Both lakes construct unique wetlands, that attract rare bird species, thus they compose the ideal environment for birdwatching.

The pedestrian bridge that connects the island of Agios Achillios in Small Prespa with the mainland.
← W   ≈ 33.6km

Prespa National Park

A natural reserve standing for its biodiversity, while at the same time it is a part of a larger park between three different countries.

The relics and the interior of the Basilica of St. Achillios in the Small Prespa lake.
photo: stefg74 / CC BY 2.0
← W   ≈ 38km

St. Achillios Island & Basilica, Small Prespa

A lake inhabited island, that gets its name from the Byzantine local church dedicated to St. Achillios.

A part of the city of Kastoria and the mountain in the background reflecting at the calm waters of the lake.
↓ S   ≈ 42.4km

Kastoria

The charming city of Macedonia region that is defined by its lake, the traditional architecture and its rich historical past.

The yard of Agios Minas, the main church of the village of Emporio.
photo: Erisa Desu
↘ SE   ≈ 48.8km

Emporio Kozani

Built at the foothills of the homonymous mountain, it is an old traditional settlement ideal for quiet and relaxing vacations.

Questions & Answers about Florina

Why Visit Florina?
  • The unique natural area of Prespa Lakes is a meeting point of three countries.
  • A Balkan destination, with influences from the Slavic and Albanian neighbors.
  • Distinctive architecture and the river flow, offer a special character to the city.
What is Florina, Greece?

The Greek city of Florina is situated in western Macedonia and is the capital of the prefecture of Florina. It is located at an altitude of 687 meters and has a population of nearly 17,000 inhabitants. The city's residents took part in the Revolution of 1821 and it played a significant role in the Macedonian Struggle. It was finally liberated by the Greek army and joined the Greek state in 1912.