Central Macedonia Discovery Guide

Overview

Situated on the northern part of Greece is the region of Central Macedonia. Known for its rich historical heritage and some of the breathtaking sceneries and landscapes in all of Greece, the region of Central Macedonia is one of the most visited destinations by tourists in the country. It is no wonder, then, that one of the prime economic players of the region is tourism.

Whether you are looking for some fun in the sun or a place to simply escape the hustle and bustle of the city life, the central Macedonia region definitely has a place for you to visit, enjoy and make your stay here worthwhile. One of the most visited places here in the region is the city of Chalkidiki. Situated in a peninsula that opens to the Aegean Sea, the city of Chalkidiki is a picture perfect paradise. The landscape here is unlike anything that you would find anywhere else in the entire country, making it an ideal getaway destination.

If you are heading out to the central Macedonia for the first time, make sure that you do not miss the annual carnival festival. Held in the capital city of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki, the festival offers a kaleidoscope of just a little bit of everything. With its origins dating back to ancient times, the festival lasts to as long as 12 whole days. Tourists and locals alike are treated to an endless array of fine cuisine and wine as well as concerts held in open-air venues with the music genres ranging from the traditional to the classics and even to the modern.
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