You are in one of the most culturally rich and picturesque regions of Greece. From mountaintop villages to medieval towns, stunning landscapes, and magnificent nature, Macedonia has a lot to offer to the most demanding adventure seeker.
The region features some of the top wineries in the country. With a unique microclimate and specific characteristics, local grapes produce some of the most iconic wines in the area. Visit Kir-Yianni Winery, Karydas Estate or Alpha Estate to sample some of the best varietals in Greece.
Nymfaio is a traditional, charming destination on Mount Vernon, located at an altitude of 1,350 meters, that you can visit year-round. Considered one of the ten most picturesque villages in Europe, according to UNESCO, this stunning fairytale town, surrounded by a forest, features stone houses and cobblestone streets. Stay at La Moara and enjoy the local architecture and ambiance.
A beautiful remote area, the lakes of Megali Prespa and Mikri Prespa have been preserved due to their location – it’s not a heavily visited destination. The area is a national park, with an information center in the village of Agios Germanos. A bird lover’s paradise, Mikri Prespa is home to an array of birds including egrets, cormorants, pelicans, and herons. It is an ideal retreat for the weary soul in need of isolation and relaxation.
The Kratiko Theater (National Theater) presents a full program of art and cultural performances year-round. Set in a stunning building in downtown Thessaloniki, the theater was founded in 1961 and includes the Drama School and the Dance Theatre. To date, it is one of the biggest theater organizations not only in Greece but also in Europe.
Kratiko Theater, Ethnikis Aminis 2, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, +30 2315 200000 or +30 2315 200200
Halkidiki (Chalkidiki) is probably one of the most beautiful regions in Macedonia. This unique area of Greece comprises three peninsulas (Kassandra, Sithonia, and Agion Oros, or Mount Athos) extending into the Aegean Sea. Although somewhat similar, they all have differences. While Kassandra boasts a rich history with various archaeological sites, pristine sandy beaches, lush forests, and a vibrant nightlife, Sithonia is the low-key area with fewer tourists and luxuriant vegetation. Agion Oros, better known as Mount Athos, is a monastic independent state where women and children are forbidden to enter. Ouranopolis, at the border, is in stark contrast to the religious community.
The Agistro thermal springs, also called Agistro Hammam, is an area of abundant natural beauty, local tavernas serving tasty cuisine, and hospitality. The destination is easily accessible, and the village is surrounded by green hills and shares a border with Bulgaria. For an authentic stay, opt for the boutique hotel, Chateaux Constantin.
Chateaux Constantin, Agistro, Serres, Greece, +30 23230 41180