The Region

Unique archaeological sites, remarkable tourist and natural attractions, combined with the rich cultural tradition of the region, are all to be found in the Prefecture of Imathia.

One of the earliest Neolithic settlements of Europe and the earliest in Greece is found in New Nikomedeia, dating back from 6,000 BC.

Aigai, the Macedonian capital of the time, was situated in the area of today's Vergina, where the Royal Tombs of Vergina, the tomb of Philip II and other unique archaeological findings are also found.

Ancient Mieza and Aristotle's school, where the famous philosopher educated Alexander the Great, are both situated in the vicinity of Naoussa.

In Lefkadia, in the area of Anthemia, one can find great Macedonian tombs, as well as the ancient theatre of Mieza.

In the Roman era, Veria became a religious centre, while in 54 AC the Apostle Paul declared the novel Christian Doctrine. The area thrived during the Byzantine period, leaving us many churches with remarkable frescoes and a variety of typical patterns of the Macedonian popular architecture in Veria and Naoussa.

The mountainous landscape is also of particular interest, as unique natural ecosystems together with major vacation and pilgrimage resorts are found there, such as Panagia Soumela in Castania, Agios Nikolaos in Naoussa and Grammeni in Vermio.

Pieria Mountain and Mount Vermion can offer routes of unique natural beauty. Ski resorts in Seli and Pigadia provide high-quality services, offering an unforgettable experience to those who love winter sports.
Archaeological site of Nea Nikomedeia
Archaeological site of Nea Nikomedeia

Town of Saint Nicolaos
Town of Saint Nicolaos

Mount Vermio