Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in Veria
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.
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.
Twin Baths of Tuzcu Sinan, Veria
A surviving Ottoman monument that dates from the late 15th century and is located in the center between high apartment buildings.
A museum that describes the historical evolution and the relations of Veria with other significant cities of the area during the centuries.
The Jewish district of Veria which is famous for its distinctive architecture, the well-preserved buildings, and its dense vegetation.
The worship monument that signifies the spot where the citizens of Veria learned about the religion of Christianity.
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.
One of the oldest Neolithic Settlements of Europe that is unfortunately not visitable but revealed a lot about the prehistoric past of the area.
Major archaeological site that sheds light on the Macedonian history and includes an exhibition of artifacts of great value and significance.
The pilgrimage of Kastania that revives the Panagia Soumela monastery of Trapezounta.
Town of the Macedonia region, famous for its traditional architecture and its heroic contribution to the struggle of National Independence.
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.
A relatively new ski resort located at a historical and picturesque village that is quite close to the national highway of Greece.
Argatia Winery, Rodochori
Worth-visiting small family enterprise, that respects the tradition but also invests on a scientific approach regarding local winemaking.
A modern resort with contemporary facilities that attracts numerous ski lovers.
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.