The most cosmopolitan mountainous village in Macedonia is located in Pella , 33km . from Edessa , just 123chlm . from Thessaloniki and 603km from Athens. The traditional settlement of Palios Agios Athanasios ( Kaimaktsalan ) in recent years has been an impressive tourism and has developed as a top winter resort of Macedonia , but the Athenians know very little about it and as result hasten to visit.
Which until recently again Athanasios ( Kaimaktsalan ) has turned into a cosmopolitan mountainous village with traditional buildings , beautiful houses , stylish bars , restaurants to tantalise the taste , the country villas eponymontis show-biz and a multitude of each weekend swarming mainly from Thessaloniki but recently also from Athens.
The surrounding area offers alternative forms of tourism and extreme sports. At the foot of Mount Vora village Panayitsa there is an airfield is considered one of the best in Europe, and next specially shaped speedway motorcycle kros.Episis in Panayitsa 8km . from St. Athanasius An artificial ropes course and facilities for flying box, archery tournaments , flight from parapente in Kerasies Vora at an altitude of 1600m . land at the airfield of Panayitsa . With Aghios Athanasios , the best excursions you can do is the nearby town of Edessa , the villages around the lake Vegoritida beautiful Nymphaeum . Dare to combine skiing on Vora and pleasures of the hot springs surrounded by beautiful countryside at Loutraki Pella.