Village in West Macedonia

Nymfaio is a fairytale destination at an altitude of 1350 meters, famous for its stone house architecture and its breathtaking natural landscape.

Attractions & Things to Do in Nymfaio

Square of Nymfaio

Around the central square of the village, there are shops with souvenirs and local products, as well as tavernas and cafeterias.

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Nikios Scholi

A structure of 1928, based on architectural drawings brought by the donor Ioannis Nikou from Sweden, it served as a school until 1980.

↗ NE
< 1km

Church of Saint Nicholas

The main church is famous for its mosaics and dates from 1867, but it was rebuilt to a great extend in 1951 due to the fire of 1947.

↓ S
< 1km

Arcturos Brown Bear Sanctuary

An environmental center located at the forest of Nymfaio, that provides shelter and refuge to formerly captured and injured bears.

↗ NE
≈ 1.7km
Horses in a green field surrounded by trees.
photo: stefg74 / CC BY 2.0

Artemis Horse Riding School, Sklithro

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

↓ S
≈ 3.9km

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.

→ E
≈ 4.6km

Lakes Chimaditida & Zazari

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

↘ SE
≈ 7.9km
The mount Vitsi (or Verno as it is also called) covered with snow.
photo: Dgolitsis

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.

← W
≈ 14km


You would better enjoy Florina in the winter. With wild animal refuges, treks, and ski resorts close by, this is an excellent place for day trips.

↖ NW
≈ 23.2km
The yard of Agios Minas, the main church of the village of Emporio.
photo: Erisa Desu

Emporio Kozani

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

↓ S
≈ 25.4km

Ptolemaida Town

Provincial town with that is for decades the most significant energy center of Greece, due to its lignite deposits and energy production plants.

↘ SE
≈ 30.1km


This charming town on the shores of a lake offers many hiking opportunities, old architecture, and rich history. It's also a photographer's heaven.

↙ SW
≈ 31.9km

Ski Center Pisoderi - Viglas

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

↖ NW
≈ 33.2km

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.

← W
≈ 48.3km

Questions & Answers about Nymfaio

Why Visit Nymfaio?
  • Home of the Arcturos sanctuary and environmental organization.
  • According to UNESCO, among the 10 most picturesque villages of Europe.
  • 1350 m above the sea level, famous for stone-built houses and cobblestone paths.