Daily Tours to Edessa by Thessaloniki Taxi of Cosmos Travel
Daily Trips to Edessa by Cosmos Travel
The old name of Edessa was Vojena (The Water City). Edessa is located in the Region of Central Macedonia and is the capital of the prefecture of Pella. The city is famous for its waterfalls, Macedonian architecture, its hospitality and its various SPAs (relaxation centers). Edessa is only 95 km from Thessaloniki and 25 km from Aridea. Many believe, even today, that Ancient Aegai was located at the archaeological site of the city of Edessa. The Macedonian King Herakleidis Karanos was its founder in 813 BC. and was the first capital of the Macedonian Kingdom. Its name originated from the ancient “Tower in the Water” that really reveals the location where the city is build today. During the Ottoman domination it was renamed to Boedena until 1912 where it was liberated by the Greek army.
Historical review of Edessa
Today’s city is built where the acropolis of ancient Edessa existed. There was a great prosperity during the years of Alexander the Great who founded Edessa of Mesopotamia by taking colonies from ancient Edessa. An important reason for its acne was that the Ancient Egnatia Odos was passing by the city. In Roman times, the historian Titus Livius described it as “The Noble and Meritorious City”. During the Byzantine years it passed from the Byzantine domination to the sovereignty of the Bulgarians and Serbs until, in 1345, it was subjugated to the Ottoman Empire along with the rest of Macedonia. During the Ottoman domination, there was an important urban and administrative center, resulting that culture and arts were developed and that tradition continued to this day.
The modern city of Edessa
Flooded by water channels and waterfalls, the city of Edessa has many water parks and leisure centers. In many parts of the city are organized musical ensemble events with concerts and theatrical performances. It has many attractions many of them based on its great cultural heritage. In Edessa the visitor can find the Folklore and Ethnological Museum of Edessa with exhibits from the most recent history of the city and the surrounding area, the Industrial Museum of Kannavourgio which was the largest production of twine and ropes in Greece, the Outdoor Water Museum that shows the city’s water history, the Taste and Water Mill which are restored water-based buildings, the Aquarium-Herpetarium with rare endemic pond fish and land reptiles, and the Watefalls Park that impresses the visitor and offers relaxation on hot summer days. There are many other sights in the city that can be visited in just a few hours since they are very close to the city center. Near the city there is of course the ancient Edessa – “Longos” where one can find the ancient monuments of the city of Edessa and see closely the everyday life of the ancient Macedonians!
VIDEO of Edessa
Daily Trip of Cosmos Travel to Edessa
Cosmos Travel, wishing to offer you the opportunity to visit the beautiful and historic Edessa, organizes daily trips and gives you the chance to enjoy the waterfalls, the wild beauty, thte magic and luxury of SPAs that this amazing destination can offer you! So we start from Thessaloniki in the morning, and by taking the old national road of Thessaloniki to Edessa, we pass by Skydra and go up to Edessa. When we get there, we leave you in the area that is formed by the Municipality of Edessa to visit the Waterfalls Park, the Industrial Museum of Cannavourgio, the Outdoor Water Museum and many other attractions. The lovers of natural fauna can also visit the Aquarium-Herpetarium, which is very close to the Waterfalls. After completing your visit to the Waterfalls Park, we can also visit the city’s center for more sights and dining at one of the traditional restaurants / taverns and can enjoy the local delicacies. Later we start our return to Thessaloniki to the point where we picked you up. The average daily journey time is about 8 to 10 hours, it will fill you with admiration, energy and will leave you with the best memories for Edessa.