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Aridaia or Aridea is a city in Central Macedonia, Greece.

Get in[edit]

About 1½ hours by car from Thessaloniki. You can get here through the National Road 2 from Thessaloniki to Mavrovouni, then the Pella Provinicial Road 2 to Apsalos, and the Pella Provinicial Road to Aridea

Get around[edit]

There are 5 provinicial roads to connect you to the nearby settlements and monuments

1. Edessa- Apsalos - Aridea. (Pella 1)

2. Aridea - Exaplatanos to Skra and Axioupolis Evropos Notia and Lagadia. (Pella 6)

3. Aridea - Pozar Baths. (Pella 7)

4. Aridea - Tsakona - Polykarpi. (Pella 8)

5. Aridea - Sosandra - Promachos. (Pella 9)

See[edit]

Aridaia Loutra
Old Train Station
Aridea thermal baths Pozar
  • 1 Voras Mountains. The tallest peak in the range is Kaimakchalan at 2,524 m (8,281 ft). Adjacent peaks are Starkov grob (1,876 m) and Dobro Pole (1,700 m). The mountain range hosts a ski resort and the hot springs at Loutra Loutrakiou (Pozar) on the Greek side. Voras Mountains (Q6435173) on Wikidata Voras Mountains on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

Moglenisas Arideos River
  • 1 Pozar thermal baths (Aridea thermal baths), Loutraki Aridaias Pella (10 km from Aridea). They have impressive natural beauty and thermal waters. 48 individual baths, 6 indoor pools, the outdoor pool (12x25m) hamams, jacuzzi and spa services. Recommended for rheumatic, dermatological, gynecological, and respiratory and circulatory system conditions. The spa village is know for it's outdoor swimming pool with a warm and a cold waterfall next to each other.
  • 2 Voras (Kaimaktsalan). Ski resort right across the border with North Macedonia

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Eat[edit]

Restaurants near Megaplatanos include O Kalofagas (Diner), Katarraktes Estiatorio-Kafe (Waterfalls Restaurant-Cafe) (Greek), Ousies, Katarraktes Edessas (Greek) and Laos kai Kolonaki (Greek).

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 4 Epoxes Hotel Spa, Loutraki Aridaias Pella, +30 2384091500, fax: +30 2384091555. 60€.
  • Kerasia Chalet, Kerasia Pella, +30 2381092301, fax: +30 2381092326, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Kerasia chalet is a hotel in Kaimaktsalan,situated in Kerasia village of Pella perfecture. It is just 16 km away from the famous Loutra Pozar and 17 km away from Edessa town. Rates from 40€
  • Philippion Hotel, Loutraki Aridaias Pella, +30 23840 91444, fax: +30 23840 91443, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Philippion hotel is situated in Loutraki Aridaias, just 3 km away from the famous Loutra Pozar. It has 18 rooms which are properly equipped for comfortable stay. 60€ best available rate
  • 2 Gaia Kaimaktsalan Hotel, Loutraki Aridaias Pella 58400, +30 23840 22858, +30 23843 00888. Gaia Kaimaktsalan Hotel & Spa Resort is located at a distance of 7 km from the town of Aridaia and just 2 km from the mineral baths of Pozar and is certainly one of the best Pozar Hotels.
  • 3 Guesthouse Rodavgi, Káto Loutrákion. 4 rooms with refrigerator, kitchen/kitchenette, coffee/tea maker, TV, en suite, private bathroom, private toilet. From €30.
  • 4 Kallinikos Guesthouse, Loutraki, +30 2384091288, . refrigerator, a kitchenette and an in-room dining area. Amenities featured in the rooms include a hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and a flat-screen TV. From €34.
  • 5 Hotel Eliton & Spa Resort, +30 2384091318. fitness centre, a spa & wellness centre, a steam bath and a sauna, restaurant, pet friendly, disabled access, bar/lounge, air conditioned, refrigerator, cable/satellite TV, kitchen/kitchenette, en suite, private bathroom, private toilet, Swimming pool. From €55.
  • 6 Pozar Pallas Salt Cave Hotel, Loutraki Aridaia Pella, +30 2384091357, . Mini bar, cable/satellite TV, kitchen/kitchenette, bathrobes, en suite, private bathroom, private toilet. From €56.

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