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.

Nymfaio Attractions

The central square of the village surrounded by traditional stone-built houses.
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Square of Nymfaio

Lovely stone-built square with shops selling souvenirs and local products, as well as tavernas and cafes.

Church of Saint Nicholas

The church has beautiful mosaics and mural hagiography. Built in 1867, burned down in 1947, and rebuilt in 1951. Worth a short visit.

Nikios Scholi

This building was the village's school until 1980. It was built in 1928 with the donations of a local patron, Ioannis Nikou.

Nymfaio Things to Do

The shelter's wooden fence among a winter landscape, and a sign asking for people to not be noisy.
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Arcturos Brown Bear Sanctuary

A shelter for injured bears and wolves. With your visit not only will you admire these animals, but you'll also be supporting the important work done here.

A snowy slope and a lift of the ski center of Pisoderi - Viglas.
photo: Ckyr / CC BY-SA 3.0
distant ≈ 33.2km

Ski Center Viglas - Pisoderi

At an altitude of 1650 meters, this ski resort is famous for its snow quality and its long slopes. Experienced skiers won't find any challenge here.

A white wolf in the Arcturos Wolf Sanctuary in Agrapidies of Nymfaio.
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Arcturos Wolf Sanctuary

A 70-acre protected forest area where rescued wolves (from illegal captivity) are integrated in their natural ecosystem.

The mount Vitsi (or Verno as it is also called) covered with snow.
photo: Dgolitsis

Vitsi Ski Center

The ski resort has five slopes at altitudes between 1610 and 1875 meters. Ridiculous views from the top. Also, ideal for families with children.

A few white and black horses on green pasture surrounded by trees.
photo: stefg74 / CC BY 2.0

Artemis Outdoor Activities, Sklithro

At the Artemis Outdoor Activities at Sklithro, you can participate in sport activities, like horseback riding, canoeing, and mountain biking.

Lakes Chimaditida & Zazari

The lakes the surrounding wetlands are home to dozens of wildlife species. Sit by the street lamps at dusk for a dreamy landscape.

Nymfaio Day Trips


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.


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.

A lit up Christmas manger and other decorations in the snowy center of Ptolemaida.
distant ≈ 30.1km

Ptolemaida Town

A powerhouse thanks to its huge electricity plants, this cute provincial town has a few interesting sites and vibrant nightlife.

The yard of Agios Minas, the main church of the village of Emporio.
photo: Erisa Desu
distant ≈ 25.4km

Emporio, Kozani

An old traditional settlement ideal for quiet and relaxing winter vacations. Excellent base for daily excursions to interesting locations around.

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.