Edessa trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Build your own package

+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +
Trip Planner Europe  /  Greece  /  Central Macedonia  /  Pella Region  /  Edessa


Waterfalls · Ski Areas · Landmarks
Edessa, is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella regional unit, in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. It was also the capital of the defunct province of the same name.Edessa holds a special place in the history of the Greek world as, according to some ancient sources, it was here that Caranus established the first capital of ancient Macedon. Later, under the Byzantine Empire, Edessa benefited from its strategic location, controlling the Via Egnatia as it enters the Pindus mountains, and became a center of medieval Greek culture, famed for its strong walls and fortifications. In the modern period, Edessa was one of Greece's industrial centers until the middle of the 20th century, with many textile factories operating in the city and its immediate vicinity. Today however its economy mainly relies on services and tourism. Edessa hosts most of the administrative services of the Pella regional unit, as well as some departments of the Thessaloniki-based University of Macedonia.NameThe Greek name Ἔδεσσα (Édessa) means "tower in the water" and is generally thought to be of Phrygian origin, although a minority of scholars consider it to be Illyrian instead. The Slavic name Vodĭnŭ (Водьнъ) was first attested in the 10th century, and became the common name until the 20th century.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Greece vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Places to visit with Edessa

ThessalonikiTrip planner BEST FOR: Observation Deck, Historic Site, History Museum AfitosTrip planner BEST FOR: Nature / Wildlife Tour, Beach, Nightlife NikitiTrip planner BEST FOR: Beach, Bar / Club, Nightlife VourvourouTrip planner BEST FOR: Beach, Kayaking / Canoeing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding SartiTrip planner BEST FOR: Beach, Lookout, Gift & Specialty Shop