With an ideal location, Thessaloniki can become the base for discovering the speactacular beauty of Northern Greece. Cultural treasures of global interest, religious pilgrimages, nature, various activities are waiting for you and even within walking distance from the city. See what you can do only in half, one or two hours from Thessaloniki and plan your next trip!

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Ancient Dion

At the foothills of Olympus there is the ancient Dion, sacred town of the Macedonians where at the shrine of Olympian Zeus, Alexander the Great offered magnificent sacrif

Baths of Pikrolimni

The Thermal Baths of Pikrolimni, in the prefecture of Kilkis, combine innovative treatment methods such as: Mud, Mud cure, Hydropathy, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, dri

Seli Ski Centre

The Ski Centre of Seli, located at an altitude of 1530m, is the first organized ski center in Greece. Operating since 1934, when it also hosted the first Greek National s


The residence of the twelve gods of antiquity is the highest mountain in Greece and its top, called Mytikas, reaches 2,918 meters. Routes, special hospitable shelters, pa

Cave of Petralona

A majestic creation of nature with geological formations of unique beauty was discovered in 1959 and in its interior is hidden a major find for mankind. It is the oldest

Monastery of Panagia (Virgin) Soumela

Sacred center of Pontian Hellenism worldwide, the Monastery of Panagia Soumela near Veria, is a religious pilgrimage. In 1952, the miraculous image of the Virgi

Baptistery of St. Lydia of Philippisia

In Zygakti River, west of the ancient Philippi, the Apostle Paul baptized the first Greek-European Christian, Lydia of Philippisia. In honor of St. Lydia of Philippisia&n

The Polycentric Museum of Aigai

A diverse and constantly evolving museum, covering 146,000 square meters, with rooms - scattered units in the real geographical space, integrates and unites the new main

Wax Museum of Theodoros Kokkinidis

Wax replicas of famous personalities both from Greece and abroad are hosted in this special Wax Museum outside of Eleftheroupoli town.


Aigai, is located in the place of the current Vergina, of the Municipality of Veria. It is the first city of the Macedonians, the core of the ancient Kingdom and the plac