Macedonia is one of the most beautiful regions in Greece and an area
that is developing as the commercial and cultural centre of the Balkans.
Macedonia is the second largest Prefecture in Greece and its capital,
Thessaloniki is the second largest city. One of Europe's most important bird
sanctuaries is located at the Prespa Lakes. And Mount Olympus is the
highest mountain in Greece.
4,000 years of history is a very conservative estimate for Macedonia as in
the Petrolona Cave in Halkidiki ,the 700,000 year-old remains of one of the
earliest inhabitants of the country were found.
Thessaloniki is rich in culture and is perhaps the most entertaining city in
Greece when it comes to nightlife and eating out. The city of Kastoria on Lake
Orestiada is considered by Greeks to be the country's most beautiful city..
The Halkidiki Peninsula with its three 'fingers' of Kassandra, Sithonia and
Mount Athos covering all aspects from crowded tourist resorts to beautiful
remote beaches to simple monasticism.