Kozani and Veria are cities of western and central Macedonia, respectively, with the Vermio mountain range among them.
Air access to the two cities is made from Kozani National Airport "Philippos", but also from Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" for Veria.
There is a railway connection to other cities of Greece, from Kozani Railway Station and Veria Railway Station, while the road to the cities is served by the Intercity Bus Station KTEL. Kozani and the Intercity Bus Station KTEL. Imathia, respectively.
For your trips to Kozani, Veria and the surrounding areas, the best option is a rental car from Imperial Car Rental.
The history of the two cities has common elements, with archaeological finds from prehistoric times to the Byzantine period.
Findings in Kozani testify to the existence of one of the oldest cities of Elimeia, with its acropolis on the hill of Agios Eleftherios and traces of settlement of the 12th and 13th centuries, named Kalyvia, on the hill of Sitopo.
In Veria, finds and historical references prove that it is one of the oldest cities of Greece with the same name already before the classical antiquity, it was the capital of Macedonia along with Edessa and Pella, whereas during the Hellenistic and Roman times has flourished as never before.
During the first Byzantine times both cities suffer from raids of Slavic genders, but Veria flourishes during the Middle Byzantine times, occupied by the Bulgarians, liberated, becomes Turkish occupation, is liberated in 1912, as is Kozani, by the Turkish yoke, live in the tough German occupation of 1940-1944 and after liberation grow rapidly, due to the particular wealth of the regions.
With the comfort of travel offered by Imperial Car Rental, explore the lively, beautiful cities of Macedonia and get to know their secrets.
Starting from the center of Kozani, visit the Historical-Folklore & Natural History Museum in the traditional Macedonian architectural building, the Archaeological Museum housed in a mansion, the Municipal Paper Station at the Lassani Mansion, Kouri Park, Agios Dimitrios Park, Kozani Municipal Garden, the Metropolitan church of Agios Nikolaos (17th century) with important frescoes, a wood-carved iconostasis and the bell-tower symbol of the city.
The majestic Siatista and Mastorohoria, the mountainous village of Vlasti, the beautiful industrial Ptolemaida near Nymphaeus, Lake Vegoritida and the magical Florina, Lake Polyfyto with the villages Neraida, Servia and Velvento with the canyon and the waterfall, the shelter the Pieria Mountains and the picturesque green villages of the area, deserve to visit them.
Thanks to Imperial Car Rental, continue to Vergina or Ancient Aigai with the Ancient Theater, the Eukleion Sanctuary, the Palace and the Royal Tomb Museum with stunning exhibits.
The atmospheric Veria will spoil you with its traditional architecture, the picturesque quarters Kyriotissa and Barbuda, the numerous Byzantine churches, the museums, the archaeological site of Aghios Patapios, the center of the ancient city, the Step of Apostle Paul, the Clock Square, Anargiri and the Elia Park in the center of Veria, the 3-5 Pigadia ski center and the Seli National Ski Center.
If you are there in July, do not miss the Aliakmonas Festival on the river.
With Imperial Car Rental you can experience the beautiful, beautiful Naoussa at the foot of Mount Vermio, with its enchanting flower garden and Agios Nikolaos alluvium with its ponds, springs, plane trees and oak trees. In the center of Naoussa, the city's trademark is the Clock Tower and Obeliskos, with the Naoussa Railway Station in the same area.
A visit to Skydra and the fairy-tale Edessa of the waters and plane trees with the archaeological site of Loggos and the lake of Agra.
Your sightseeing in West Macedonia with the comfort of the Imperial Car Rental car rental service will be unforgettable for the beauty and authenticity of this so special area!