Palios Agios Athanasios, Pella
Agios Athanasios is located 30 km from the city of Edessa and within a walking distance from the ski resort of Kaimaktsalan Mount. The village is built in the late 16th century at the foot of the mountain.
Here, you will find the charming old village of Agios Athanasios, which is built at an altitude of 1200 m. It is declared as tenable by the Ministry of Culture, and, although once was abandoned, now is ready to delight its visitors. After the time of its decline, it began to flourish again and is now one of the best winter destinations, having, as its ally, the ski resort.
This is a traditional village with fabulous architecture, restored stone houses with tiled roofs, traditional hotels and restaurants, beautiful lake views and offers generously to visitors the ability for a calm and pleasant stay. Every year it becomes an attraction for many tourists and skiers.
The village is really picturesque and gives you the impression you are at a winter destination abroad.
Enjoy a hot coffee by the fireplace in one of the village’s cafes and taste the delicious local dishes in its traditional taverns.
In the surrounding area there are even organized activities such as climbing, mountain biking (Mountain Bike), descent of the river with inflatable boat (Rafting), and descent of the river by canoe (Kayak).
If you manage to take your eyes away from this wonderful place, you will have an opportunity to visit the nearby villages and the capital of the prefecture, Edessa, and to admire its famous and impressive waterfalls.
The city emerges above rocks and mountains and is a stunning location. Your photos, although amateur, will be like postcards.
Go through picturesque Varosi with the beautiful traditional houses, visit the wetland of Agra - Vrita – Nisi, located just 7 km from Edessa, Vegoritida Lake, 22 km from Edessa, which is visited by hundreds of nature lovers and tourists in order to photograph this magical and calm scenery.
The lake is ideal for sports such as skiing, sailing, air-sports and romantic boating. It is an important wetland since it hosts many species of fish and birds and is considered one of the largest and deepest lakes in Greece.
In Thermal Springs of Loutraki – Pozar, 32 km, you will find out that the water’s temperature is higher in relation to environment temperature.
There, you can enjoy the healing properties of water and then to wander in the local folklore museum and the cave park located within walking distance from the Spas. Also, you can visit the Black Forest and of course the ski center.
For your stay in Kaimaktsalan - Voras, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Palios Agios Athanasios, as well as in many other areas of Kaimaktsala - Voras, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
Access to various areas of Kaimaktsalan - Voras and selected inns is quick and convenient, any point of the county and if your starting point.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.