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.

Attractions & Things to Do in Veria

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

Town Hall of Veria

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.

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Old Cathedral & 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.

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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.

↙ SW
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Byzantine Museum of Veroia

A museum that describes the historical evolution and the relations of Veria with other significant cities of the area during the centuries.

↓ S
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Jewish Quarter of Barbouta

The Jewish district of Veria which is famous for its distinctive architecture, the well-preserved buildings, and its dense vegetation.

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< 1km

Apostle Paul's Tribune (Altar)

The worship monument that signifies the spot where the citizens of Veria learned about the religion of Christianity.

↙ SW
< 1km

Archaeological Museum of Veroia

A museum that deals with the historic past of the area of Imathia and Veria and it attracts many visitors with different age and background.

↑ N
≈ 1.1km

Neolithic Settlement of Nea Nikomedeia

One of the oldest Neolithic Settlements of Europe that is unfortunately not visitable but revealed a lot about the prehistoric past of the area.

Royal Tombs & Archaeological Site of Vergina

Major archaeological site that sheds light on the Macedonian history and includes an exhibition of artifacts of great value and significance.

→ E
≈ 14.8km

Panayia Soumela Church, Kastania Imathia

The pilgrimage of Kastania that revives the Panagia Soumela monastery of Trapezounta.

↙ SW
≈ 20.4km

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.

↖ NW
≈ 21.1km
The snowy slope of Seli ski resort where the chalet and many guests are visible.
photo: Taspozi

Seli Ski Resort, Kato Vermio

The first and the largest ski resort of the country of Greece that was founded in 1934 and attracts many guests on an annual basis.

← W
≈ 23.1km

Elatochóri Ski Center

A relatively new ski resort located at a historical and picturesque village that is quite close to the national highway of Greece.

↓ S
≈ 32km

Argatia Winery, Rodochori

Worth-visiting small family enterprise, that respects the tradition but also invests on a scientific approach regarding local winemaking.

↖ NW
≈ 33.6km

3-5 Pigadia Ski Center, Naousa Imathia

A modern resort with contemporary facilities that attracts numerous ski lovers.

↖ NW
≈ 33.7km

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.

↑ N
≈ 46.6km

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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