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|Veria, Macedonia, Greece
||Veria facts and figures
A mosaic of doves at the monument to Saint Paul the Apostle in Veria.
|addresses and telephone numbers|
|International dialling code for Greece: +30|
|Veria KTEL inter-city bus station
28 Hras Street.
KTEL Imathias bus company:
www.ktel-imathias.gr (Greek only)
|Veria railway station
3 km outside the town.
Local blue buses (€1) and taxis shuttle between the station and town centre.
|For further information about trains and buses to Veria,|
see How to get to Veria (next page).
|Veria Tourist Information
2 Verois Street.
|Veria Archaeological Museum
47 Leoforos Anixeos, 59100 Veria.
Tickets: €2, reduced €1
Winter: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
Summer: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
|Byzantine Museum, Veria
26 Thomaidou Street.
and Museum of Aigai
(14 km southeast of Veria).
Exhibits treasure from the Macedonian
For further details see:
Travelling between Veria and Vergina
(Greek & English)
|Tourist Police, Vergina
|Facts and figures
||Veria, also known as Véroia, Verria (Greek, Βέροια or Βέρροια).
Ancient name Beroea or Berea; in Classical times Feria (Φέροια).
During the Ottoman period it was known as Kara Ferye.
||The municipality of Veria is the capital of Imathia regional unit,|
in the Central Macedonia region, northern Greece.
See the interactive map of Macedonia below
||Veria lies on a plateau at the foot of Mount Vermion,|
above and to the north of the Central Macedonian Plain.
The Tripotamos river flows through the town, then joins
the Haliacmon further south.
The ski resort of Mount Vermion is 22 km west of the city.
||Distances are approximate, and vary according to route.|
508 km north of Athens
70 km west of Thessaloniki
14 km northwest of Vergina, the site of the ancient Macedonian
capital of Aigai (see next page)
55 km southwest of Pella, the second ancient capital of Macedonia
and birthplace of Alexander the Great
||Central Macedonia (Κεντρική Μακεδονία)|
Part of the semi-autonomous Region of Macedonia (Macedonia
divided into 5 municipalities and communities
||40° 31′N, 22°1 2′E|
||128 metres (420 feet)|
||municipality: 791.4 square km (306 sqare miles)|
||Mediterranean (temperate, with wet winters and hot, dry summers); cooler and wetter than in southern Greece.|
||municipality: 66,547 (2011)|
municipal unit: 48,306 (2011)
||Mostly agricultural produce: cotton, wool, wheat, fruit and vegetables; cattle, sheep and poultry.|
There are lignite mines in the area, and an electricity-generating wind farm, to be the largest in Greece, is also planned.
||Eastern European Time (EET)
Daylight Saving Schedule:
Summer (from last Sunday in March) GMT/UTC +3 hours
Winter (from last Sunday in October) GMT/UTC +2 hours
Interactive map of Macedonia and the North Aegean Sea.
See also our interactive map of Greece.
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