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This foto captured at agios athanasios of voras mountain.The most cosmopolitan mountainous village in Macedonia. It is located in the prefecture of Pella, 33km from Edessa, just 123km from Thessaloniki and 603km from Athens.Recently,. the traditional village of Palios Aghios Athanasios has developed impressively for tourism and has evolved into the top winter resort of Macedonia. Yet, despite this, Athenians know very little about it and as result hasten to visit it. Palios Aghios Athanasios is built at an altitude of 1200m under the shadow of Kaimaktsalan, the highest peak of Mount Vora. Its roots date back to the 16th century, when the first inhabitants settled in the area persecuted by the Turks. The village was abandoned in the 80ís mainly because of immigration. Then, in 1994, the ski resort on Vora (Kaimaktsalan) was set up only 17km from the village, and things started to change. Soon Palios Aghios Athanasios became a reference point for the ski resort and ski-lovers. The descendants of the previous inhabitants repaired and renovated the old abandoned houses and transformed them into beautiful traditional inns.

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  • Copyright: vagelis vgs (grifos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 56 N: 132] (908)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-01-06
  • Categories: Daily Life, Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 16:50
Viewed: 1976
Points: 4
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