You can visit many famous attractions of the area. Panagia Soumela Church, Panagia Dovra Church, the Baptist Monastery and other monasteries. Macedonian Royal Tombs, the old town of Veria and its Byzantine monuments, Aliakmonas River, the grove of Agios Nikolaos, Naoussa, Edessa’s Waterfalls and many other historical and natural attractions.
- Our tips for your stay
Vergina is surrounded by mountains and hills, rivers and springs and deep forests. From the Hostel “Olympia” you can start a series of outdoor activities that will make your stay unforgettable. Beautiful Mt. Vermio is ideal for hiking. Close to our Hostel there is the familiar European E4 hiking trail, and other beautiful trails. You can admire the rich flora and fauna of the region. You can walk through the lush forests of beech, oak and chestnut trees.
Not far from our Guesthouse fans of skiing and other winter sport activities can visit the ski resorts Seli, 46 km, and 3-5 Pigadia, 49 km.
The history of Imathia is lost in the depth of past centuries and is connected with all aspects of Greek History. Human facilities appear from prehistoric times. In Nea Nikomidia settlement is one of the oldest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6.000 B.C.).
The ancient city of Vergina called Aigai was the first capital of the kingdom of Macedonia. The fertile plains, the plentiful water supply and its natural fortifications were ideal conditions in which to create a thriving city. The name "Aigai" reflects the wealth of the region, since it means "land of many flocks". In the Iron Age, from the 11th to the 7th century BC, the wider area of Aigai was a large residential centre. Excavations have brought important settlements and burial sites to light, the size of which indicates the presence of a large population. Artistically skilled handicrafts and rich jewellery are evidence of the prosperity and importance of the region.