One day excursion to Veria and Naoussa
These two beautiful cities are located in the prefecture of Imathia. Veria is a one hour drive from Thessaloniki and Naoussa is one hour and fifteen minutes.
Start your excursion with a panoramic view of Veria as you approach it from Thessaloniki. Some of the most interesting places to visit are Elias Square with a panoramic view of the Imathia valley, Barbouta, the old Jewish quarter with its narrow alleys and the Macedonian architecture mansions along the Tripotamos river, and Rologiou Square where the Courthouse is located.
Naoussa, the only heroic city in Greece, is just 15 minutes from Veria. Here you should visit the Municipal Park with ponds and ducks where you can enjoy views over the valley of Imathia, the Old Town with its traditional houses, Stoumpanous where the women of Naoussa chose to fall with their children into the Arapitsa river rather than surrender to the Turkish conquerors and Agios Nikolaos Grove, a green area with springs, trees, a small lake for fishing and boating, restaurants, leisure facilities etc, which is 3 km from the city center.
Zorpidis Travel Services (tel. 2310 244400, www.zorpidis.gr) organizes daily excursions to Naoussa combined with a visit to Edessa.