The “aquatic” town, the fairy of waterfalls.
It is located at a distance of 33km from Aghios Panteleimonas.
It has a long history and it is one of the most important towns of ancient Greece, because of its natural wealth. It is built on a rock and because of its strategic location many people tried to conquer it. Despite the long periods of foreign occupation, with the longest being by the Turks, Edessa managed to keep its local identity and beauty.
Edessa has been listed as one of the most beautiful towns in Greece.
Sights of the town
Some of the numerous sights of this town are the following:
The waterfall Karanos is one of the most famous sights. It is the highest waterfall in Greece, as the water falls from a height of 70m.
The Park of Waterfalls, where the sycamores of hundreds years of age and the aquatic element will enchant you every season of the year.
The double waterfall, in the region of waterfalls, is another famous waterfall of Florina.
The riverbanks of Edessaios, which runs through the town, are of exceptional beauty.
Small waterfalls. A smaller version of the waterfalls at the city centre.
The historical quarter of Varosi. Cobbled streets and buildings built according to the Macedonian architectural style.
Ancient Edessa- Loggos is an ancient city at the location of Loggos. Surrounded by forests.
Water Museum. The industrial history of the town. The watermills and factories are fully functioning.
The Monastery of Aghia Triada, which is built on the ruins of an ancient temple, is located next to the ancient city.
Museum of the Ecumenical Patriarch, a museum with etchings and maps dating from the time of Guttenberg.
Folklore Museum with a collection dating from the 18th c. until now.
The “Geni” Mosque, is one of the town’s six mosques. There is also an exhibition of archeological findings.