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Imathia, Greece: Naousa, Arapitsa River,Aristotle’s School & Holy Monastery of Panagia Soumela

Situated in the foothills of Mount Vermio, this beautiful small town is located just a few kilometers away from the capital of the prefecture of Imathia, Veria. With a long history, many monuments from antiquity, even great culture, Naoussa impresses the visitors. Three kilometers outside the city one can visit Agios Nikolaos, a beautiful place with cold water springs, lush forestation and a small artificial lake. Naoussa, among other things, is famous for its excellent wine. Naoussa is one of the most beautiful cities in Northern Greece.Naoussa is a very lively city, famous for its wine production. If you visit the town do not miss a stroll from St. Nicholas Park.

Arapitsa River

Arapitsa river gives the town its own unique color and the area has many natural beauties.

Aristotle’s School, Naoussa

Built at the foot of Vermion mountain, Naoussa is one of the most beautiful cities in Northern Greece. Arapitsa river gives the town its own unique color and the area has many natural beauties. Naoussa is a very lively city, famous for its wine production. If you visit the town do not miss a stroll from St. Nicholas Park.

Holy Monastery of Panagia Soumela

The modern monastery of Panagia Soumela, which is a universal orthodox symbol, lies on the divine Vermio mountain at Kastania of Imathia perfecture. The holy icon of Panagia (Virgin Maty) was transported to Greece by the monk Amvrossios Soumeliotis from the old monastery in Trapezounta of Pontos. The Icon remained at the Athens Byzantine Museum for 20 years, and in the year 1951 was transported to the modern monastery of Panagia Soumela at Kastania. The monastery is not only a powerful orthodox symbol but a powerful symbol of the Hellenism of Pontos and it’s struggles as well. Don’t forget the intiniate relationship and worship that Greeks all over the world have for Panagia, which we consider as the “Mother” of Greece. The holy monastery, which built in a picturesque natural environment, is an extraordinary destination for Greeks and Orthodoxs all over the world in general. It’s an opportunity for prayer and self-concentration fo all of us!


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Maria Athanssopoulos was born in the city of Tripoli, Greece, 1968. She has worked as a lawyer for almost 20 years. She writes interesting articles and takes photographs from the places she visits, since 2009. She run her own travel related web pages. She likes exploring new places and new cultures. She loves writing about her travel experiences. She also loves the art of photography. She has travelled almost all over Europe, but also in Turkey. Her plans for the future are to visit a lot more countries. Stay tuned!



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