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


Old Metropolis of Veria

The Old Metropolis of Veria is a gorgeous architectural example of a three-aisled basilicas. Built in 1070AD, it's steeped in history. Excellent hagiography.


Royal Burial Cluster of Philip II


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.

A photo of the front side of Town Hall of Veria with a Greek and an EU flag.
photo: Lemur12 / CC BY 2.5

Veria Town Hall

Founded as a Greek school during the Ottoman years, the beautiful neoclassical building is today Veria's City Hall. Located in a nice square.


Twin Baths of Tuzcu Sinan

The Ottoman Twin Baths of Tuzcu Sinan date from the late 15th century, and are currently under restoration. Located downtown Veria.


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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Veria Why visit?

  • An ancient town mentioned by historian Thucydides.
  • Apostle Paul preached here. His stage is a place of worship.
  • Taken over by Slavs, Bulgarians, and later the Ottoman Turks.