Edessa, built on the cliff looks the colored valley for 3000 years. Known for its waterfalls and for cherries and one of the most beautiful in Greece, flooded with light, eternally tied to the green and the sound of water. The oldest finds in Edessa date back to the Neolithic era, but there are more in number than the Bronze Age and especially in the time of Sdirou. From 60 - 5th century BC The hGH was Citadel and Lower Town, which parts can see the current visitor. The wall of Edessa is one of the best preserved in Central Macedonia.
The famous waterfalls and the numerous canals which cross, and small bridges, the (Kioupri parks, Waterfalls, Alexander, March 25) and tree-lined streets, is what makes Edessa unique city. Few cities in Greece is endowed with so many natural beauties and landscapes, as Edessa. Built on a site with spectacular views of the valley, with abundant water and lush, but with great historical heritage, it is ideal for excursions that will make you forget everyday life and stress.
Forests Vora descend into town and river crossing each neighborhood and the famous waterfalls are a spectacular sight for young and old. Edessa is located in the Region of Central Macedonia and is the capital of the EE Pella with a population of 18.253 inhabitants. In the center, you will find the town's landmark, the clock, the construction of which dates back to 1900. The waterfalls, the park and the area of Myloi. Edessa is famous for its waterfalls formed by the river Edessaio, which flows through the city. They are the largest in Greece. Previously, the waterfalls were 6-7, but today left two large and some smaller. The waterfalls are surrounded by a lush park with centuries-old trees, the formation of which is due to the German occupation forces, while before the war, the area were the cemeteries and access to the waterfalls was difficult. After the war, the municipality took care of grooming and infrastructure construction to be visited. Admire the large waterfall "Karano 'with the water falling from a height of about 70 meters and the double cascade.
At the park entrance you will find a tourist kiosk with free information material. Walk on different levels of the park and go behind the waterfall to see the water falling in front of you. In the penultimate level of the park there is also a small cave with stalactites and stalagmites. From the waterfall park, take the paved road to the Open Water Museum Mylon--known as the area where you will learn all the water-powered history of Edessa. There you will see restored industrial buildings, mills, water channels, and machines that indicate the water-powered history of the city. Next to the waterfalls and in the Water City Museum is open from May 2001 the first aquarium with endemic freshwater fish of Greece. After the ride Falls there is a path that leads to Kannavourgeio of Edessa, an old factory (which now functions as café restaurant worth visiting.
How to get there:
By road there are several route variations to reach from Athens to Edessa. We recommend the following: follow the highway Athens-Thessaloniki and the Egnatia highway turn to Veria. From there we continue north to Naoussa. Approximately 17 km after Veria reach the intersection for Naoussa. Continue straight and after about 32 km we reach our destination. There are daily connections with the bus to Edessa from Athens and Thessaloniki. By Train OSE running daily trips to Edessa: from Athens with a stopover in Plati, where you change train and Thessalonica direct connection.