Edessa - Kingdom of Macedonia and waterfalls

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The city of Edessa was for a time at the centre of ancient Macedonian culture. The country was already inhabited by people in prehistoric times and experienced a period of prosperity during the rule of the Macedonians.

Edessa was inhabited until the 6th century BC. The first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia. The remains of the ancient city can be found southeast of the current city. The capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia was later moved to Vergina. With the Macedonian defeat against the Roman Empire in 168 BC. In the Battle of Pydna, Edessa, like the rest of Macedonia, lost its independence.

In the 4th century BC the city became part of the Roman province of Macedonia.

The shape of the Edessa waterfalls changed over time. Until the end of the 14th century, the water collected in a small lake to the west of the city. After an earthquake or a strong storm, the water poured through the city to a precipice where today's waterfalls were formed. Many visitors in the 17th and 18th centuries described the city as a high cliff with many waterfalls cascading down it. In 1963, construction work by the Greek Electricity Company on the Agras hydroelectric power station on the Edessa River west of the city meant that the waterfalls were in danger of drying up. The citizens of Edessa protested violently and on August 19, 1963, significant protests forced the construction work to be stopped.

The Macedonian Royal Tombs of Vergina

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The Macedonian Royal Tombs of Vergina

For more research on the footsteps of the Romans we were in Thessaloniki again, of course there were always references to the history of the region, now we were able to experience its peak in terms of expansion and importance under Alexander the Great.

Campers at Pozar Loutraki Aridea Thermal Spa

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Campers at Pozar Loutraki Aridea Thermal Spa

The coming weekend also indicated cloudless skies and therefore very pleasant daytime temperatures, so Toni from the Zampetas Camper Stop in Thessalonica made the suggestion to go to the mountain region of Orma on Saturday.

From the vineyards of Naoussa to Kato Vermio

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From the vineyards of Naoussa to Kato Vermio

Despite the dark, fast looming stormy clouds, Daniel wanted to show the idyllic village Kato Vermio to us, about 24 kilometers from Veria in Imathia, Central Macedonia province.

Campers at Spa Pozar Loutraki Aridea next to Orma

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Campers at Spa Pozar Loutraki Aridea next to Orma

This weekend again pointed cloudless sky and therefore very pleasant daytime temperatures, so Toni from Camperstop Zampetas in Thessaloniki did the proposal to go to the mountainous region of Orma for Spa Pozar Loutraki Aridea on Saturday.

Exploration trip to Naoussa - Imathia

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Exploration trip to Naoussa - Imathia

We learned to know Daniel, originally coming from Barcelona / Spain, at the event "Grappa distillation" in Platamonas where he had told us about his start-up company for outdoor activities in Naouss during the talks.

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