Stone-built road of the village among the stone-built traditional houses

Palaios Agios Athanasios

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A Unique Macedonian Settlement

Palaios Agios Athanasios is a top winter destination in Northern Greece, located at the foot of Voras Mountain. At an altitude of 1,200 metres, you’ll come across this captivating traditional settlement formerly known as Tsegani. The Kaimaktsalan ski resort is one of the reasons the village has gained fame and has become a tourist attraction.

During winter holidays the village becomes an attraction to outdoor activity lovers. Embark on your own journey and create memories for a lifetime by skiing, horseback riding, climbing or even (weather permitting) taking a boat ride on lake Vegoritida. Go for a walk on the stone-paved alleys which lead to restored houses bearing local architecture, beautiful hostels, beautiful shops as well as some exhilarating nightlife spots. Also visit the church of Analipseos (17th century) decorated with Byzantine style icons. Finally, pass by the impressive chapel of St. George, where five trees seem to come together forming a human body.
From Athens via PATHE (Athens-Thessaloniki), and continue via the Alexandria-Giannitsa Road, the journey is 6.5 hours. From Thessaloniki via the Egnatia Odos and the journey takes about 2 hours.

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