Edessa - The city of water
Edessa (formerly also called Vodena or Water City), is a city and capital of the Prefecture of Pella, belongs to the Central Macedonia Region and is also the capital of the enlarged Kallikratis Municipality of Edessa.
The Cataract Caravan.
The largest and most beautiful Cataract has the name of the first Macedonian King of Karanos where the legendary King Mida once lived with his unique gardens.
Other sights of the city are:
- The Tall Rock overlooking the plain of Central Macedonia, Giannitsa to Thessaloniki.
- The "Kiupri" a place (which means a bridge in Turkish), at the western entrance of the city, with a stone arched bridge of the Ottoman domination, a park, a swimming pool and a closed gym.
- The Stone Town Clock, built around 1905.
- The Byzantine church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary or Hagia Sophia, an old metropolitan church, in the Varosi district. A building of the 14th century, with columns of Corinthian style, apparently from an oldest ancient temple at the same point.
- The traditional Varosi district, which houses the oldest Edessa houses (some of the early 19th century). The entire neighborhood has been declared preservable, but most buildings are in direct danger of collapse.
- The Little Waterfalls in the city center that used to run a water mill.
- The Yeni Tzami, probably a work of 1875, which was declared preservable in 1937 and housed the city's archaeological museum (the inauguration took place on December 8, 1942)..
- The Marble Monument of the Asia Minor, dedicated to the ancient Pergamon
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