Holidays in Imathia

Imathia info

The prefecture of Imathia that has the size of 1.700 km2  is one of the most important prefectures of Macedonia. Mount Vermion (altitude 2.052 m) separates it from the Prefecture of Kozani. The city of Veria, capital of the Prefecture, is a modern city which has preserved a number of traditional neighborhoods. In Byzantine times, it was one of the most important centers of Macedonia. Today, there are more than 50 Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches with interesting frescoes, and the city, crossed by the Tripotamos River, shows an intense cultural life. Another town in the same region is Naoussa, with its well-known waterfalls, fruit production, and carnival festival. Near Naoussa is the village Lefkada, where Macedonian tombs and remnants of Hellenistic buildings have been excavated. Nine kilometers (5.6 miles) northeast of Veria, in the village of Nea Nikomedea, a 7th millennium Neolithic settlement has been excavated, which, together with Sesklo in Thessalia, are the most ancient agricultural settlements in Europe. Pella and Thessaloniki share the glory of a brilliant past with Imathia, since it was at Vergina where a complex of royal tombs were unearthed in 1977-78 in the present-day village. The largest of them belonged to Philip II, a smaller one to a young prince, perhaps Alexander, and the third - square in shape - to a woman. Imathia prefecture is a cradle of culture but also deep religious faith, dowered with a natural wealth of infrequent beauty.

Airtickets to Imathia

Imathia doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Kastoria's or Thessaloniki's airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Imathia by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Imathia

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in places like Veria, Naoussa, Vergina and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Imathia hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Imathia

In order to reach Imathia without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Kastoria's or Thessaloniki's airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Imathia

The finds during the excavations in one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, Vergina village, have made the Prefecture of Imathia renowned world-wide. It was here that, in 1977-78, the ancient Macedonian Royal Tombs were found, confirming that Vergina is the place where Aeges, the first capital city of the Macedonian Kingdom, was located. Those excavations, besides the Tombs, brought to light the Acropolis, well preserved parts of the fortification walls, foundations of houses built in the Hellenistic Era, the Palace, the Theater, the Temple and, at the edge of the city to the north, the Cemetery. All inscriptions found are in the Greek language.The most important and richest one of the three tombs found is believed to be that of King Philip B’, father to Alexander the Great. Few scientists believe that the tomb belongs to King Philip C’ (also called Aridaeos), half-brother of Alexander. If this is the case, the weapons found in the tomb must have belonged to Alexander himself, brought back to Macedonia, after Alexander’s death, by Aridaeos, who had accompanied his half-brother in his exploits but, due to his bad health, he was in no position to bear arms. Either way, the importance of the area as the center of the Ancient Macedonian Kingdom is well deserved.

Travel tourism information in Imathia

Veria (capital)
•Police:                                                +30 23310 76643
•Hospital:                                             +30 23310 22082
•Municipality:                                      +30 23310 59500
•Ski Center (Seli):                              +30 23310 49226
•Vergina’s Museum:                          +30 23310 92347
•Police:                                                 +30 23320 22221
•Hospital:                                             +30 23320 59100
•Municipality:                                       +30 23320 22208
•Ski Center (Tria Pente Pigadia):    +30 23320 44446

Thematic tours in Imathia 

There is an organized tour to Vergina that you can arrange through our online booking system.

Restaurants and nightlife in Imathia

If you visit Imathia you will realize that it is not offered only for a relaxing time as the number of bars and clubs is rather great. The bars are very atmospheric and various all-day cafés offer from all kinds of beverages to light snacks during the day and turn up the volume of music at night. Such places can be met mainly in Veria and Naousa. On the other hand, if you are food lovers and you prefer to combine an evening out with dinner, try one of the traditional taverns or restaurants offering local and other Greek delicacies.

Special places of interest in Imathia

Mount Vermion is a very popular ski resort, having an excellent tourist infrastructure. There are two organised skiing centres: one at the site of Tria-Pente Pigadia and one at Selli. The ski installations and slopes at Selli and Tria-Pente Pigadia offer comfortable facilities to a multitude of guests. Moreover, there are facilities and trails for mountain climbing.