Veria

This is a cute town close to the tomb of Alexander the Great's father. If here, enjoy your walks in the Jewish Quarter of Barbouta and visit museums.

Veria Attractions

Royal Burial Cluster of Philip II, Vergina

The tomb of King Philip II, Alexander's father, is open to public. There is also an exhibition of items recovered from the tomb. Totally worth a trip.

Apostle Paul's Tribune (Altar)

A place of worship, this is the spot where Veria's citizens heard about Christianity first from Apostle Paul.

Jewish Quarter of Barbouta

The Jewish district with its distinctive architecture, decorated houses, street trees has an otherworldly aura. It was also stop in Apostle Paul's journey.

Old Metropolis of Veria

Gorgeous example of a Byzantine three-aisled basilica built between 1070 and 1080 that since the restoration of 2016 is open to the public.

A photo of the front side of Town Hall of Veria.
photo: Lemur12 / CC BY 2.5

Veria Town Hall

Inaugurated in 1908 as a school of the Greek community in the Ottoman-occupied city, while since the renovation of 2001 serves as a Town Hall.

Twin Baths of Tuzcu Sinan

A surviving Ottoman monument that dates from the late 15th century and is located in the center between high apartment buildings.

Neolithic Settlement of Nea Nikomedeia

One of the oldest Neolithic Settlements of Europe, this place was inhabited 9000 years ago. Unfortunately, it isn't open to formal public visits.

Veria Things to Do

The church of Panagia Soumela at Kastania, Imathia with some guests at the yard.
must visit

Panayia Soumela Monastery, Kastania Imathia

Greek refugees from Trabzon, Turkey, re-instituted the Panagia Soumela monastery and the historic pilgrimage that was taking place there.

A snowy slope of Elatochori ski resort with ski-lovers going downhill under the sun shining.
distant ≈ 32.1km

Elatochóri Ski Center

A relatively new ski resort located close to a historic and picturesque village. It is small but good enough for a few days.

An overview of the slopes and the facilities of the ski resort 3-5 Pigadia.
distant ≈ 33.7km

3-5 Pigadia Ski Center, Naousa Imathia

The resort is not too big. It has three red, two green, one black, and some blue slopes. It can generate artificial snow.

The snowy slope of Seli ski resort where the chalet and many guests are visible.
photo: Taspozi
distant ≈ 23.1km

Seli Ski Resort

The first and largest Greek ski resort is the perfect place for kids and families. Ideal also for beginners as the slopes are not too big.

The building of the Argatia Winery in Rodochori with a vineyard at the front yard.
distant ≈ 33.6km

Argatia Winery, Rodochori Naousa

Worth-visiting small family enterprise that respects the traditional wine-making and also invests in new scientific approaches.

Veria Museums

Veria Day Trips

Edessa

Here you can visit waterfalls and thermal springs, and enjoy the town's traditional architecture and a viewpoint. A ski resort is open in the winter.

Naousa, Imathia

Mostly a winter destination thanks to two neighboring ski resorts; in Naousa, you can also visit Aristotle's School and enjoy hiking and wines.

Questions & Answers about Veria

Why Visit Veria?
  • Great city of the kingdom of Philip II of Macedonia (father of Alexander the Great).
  • One of the oldest cities in Greece, according to the ancient historian Thucydides.
  • Today has a strong agricultural production because of the vast orchards.
How important was Veria, Greece?

Veria is one of the oldest cities in Greece, according to the references of the ancient historian Thucydides. It was playing an important role at the kingdom of Philip II of Macedonia (father of Alexander the Great). Additionally, it was considered the second most important city after Pella. Later it was conquered by the Romans, while it was one of the cities Apostle Paul taught who spread the words of Christ.

How is Veria, Greece today?

Today Veria is a modern city with great agricultural production because of the vast orchards. In the city center, it includes museums, the largest library in Greece, while it hosts several annual festivals.

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