Northern Greece is blessed with natural wonders, verdant landscapes and waterfalls, plains and mountains definitely worth discovering. But what about the villages? Are you ready to learn about some of the most spectacular villages in Northern Greece? Let’s begin!
1. Palaios Panteleimonas Village in Pieria / Find on Map
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At an altitude of 500 meters, Palaios Panteleimonas offers the most magnificent views to the gulf of Thermaikos, the castle of Platamonas and the coast of Pieria. It is a traditional and picturesque stone-village enveloped by dense forests, natural treasures and archaeological marvels with little shops selling local products and folk art.
2. Nymfaio Village in Florina / Find on Map
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Nymfaio, in the prefecture of Florina, standing at an altitude of 1350 meters is one of the most beautiful villages in all of Europe, according to several travel guides. The alpine landscape, the stone-built houses, the cobblestone alleys, impressive mansions and remnants of the past create a landscape taken from fairytales.
3. Agios Athanasios Village in Pella / Find on Map
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Mostly treasured during the winter months, Agios Athanasios is a popular destination favored by ski fanatics close to the Vora ski resort near Edessa. Standing at an altitude of 1200 meters on Mount Kamaiktsalan, this picturesque village stands out for its authentic Macedonian architecture, tiled roofs, stone-built houses and cobblestone alleys. The village features several cozy and luxury hotels, traditional taverns and restaurants as well as cafes and shops for all tastes and preferences.
4. Ano Poroia Village in Serres / Find on Map
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Ano Poroia is an amphitheatrically built village in the prefecture of Serres near the thermal baths offering exceptional views to lake Kerkini. The village is surrounded by forests and filled with running waters, taverns with local food delicacies and local horses ready to give you a ride to the area’s most breathtaking sites.
5. Mesoropi Village in Kavala / Find on Map
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Encircled by mountain Paggaio, only 30 minutes from Kavala and an hour and a half from Thessaloniki, the village of Mesoropi will take your breath away with its traditional architecture, old shops, stone arched bridges, ravines with water, tall trees, old mills and cobblestone alleys. Nearby you may also find a spectacular cave and a ski resort.
Begin your journey in the city of Thessaloniki and The Excelsior Hotel and continue your wanders to some of the most beautiful villages of Northern Greece.