Agios Athanasios is a traditional settlement in Pella, set at an altitude of 1,200 meters. A gem of Northern Greece and Macedonia, this quaint village is located in an idyllic setting. Surrounded by tall evergreen trees and sculpted hills filled with plants and flowers, this is a place perfect for your winter holidays. And especially if you love skiing, you will fall in love once and for all! Kaimaktsalan ski center awaits, reaching an altitude of up to 2,500 meters.
Snow falls heavily during winter, covering Agios Athanasios like a fluffy blanket. And the scenery becomes even most majestic. It is the time for leisurely walks around the village, through the narrow pathways made of stone. Smell the aromas of nature, mixed with the mouth-watering fragrances of traditional recipes cooked by local housewives. When you experience a destination, you need all your senses. And here, they are all taken by surprise from the village’s authenticity.
Besides the obvious, hence skiing at Kaimaktsalan, travelers in Agios Athanasios are welcome to explore nature through hiking trails. There are paths leading to high slopes and spectacular vistas from above. The village dates back to the 16th century, boasting a timeless and distinctive architecture that makes strolls and explorations even more stunning. Visiting the Old Agios Athanasios site is an experience of its own, with a history starting at the late 1700s.
Other activities worth pursuing feature horse riding and mountain climbing. Rowing and canoeing by Lake Vegoritida is another activity, for those feeling adventurous enough in the water. Cooking lessons and tasting local gastronomy, buying souvenirs and homemade products are also great to consider, no matter the time of year. After all, you can never know a place without discovering its special taste. Set out on a snow-white adventure at Agios Athanasios, whether you seek a winter resort for skiing and snowboarding or a romantic retreat for couples in love and daydreamers.