• In Siatista and in other settlements of the Prefecture, one can admire the wonderful manors that include woodcut decorations, frescoes, stained glass, impressive fireplaces
• Visit the arcaded bridges of Eordaia and those of Voio that extend above the rivers of Aliakmonas and Pramoritsa
• You will come across Byzantine and more contemporary monuments all over the Prefecture: the temple of Agios Nikolaos in Kozani, the Castle of Servia, churches at Velvento and Aiani, the Monastery of Agios Nikanoras at Zavorda
• In Aiani, it’s worth visiting the ancient town and the necropolis. In Eordaia, visit the Macedonian tombs
• Take a trip to the Lake of Polyfytos and the bridge of Servia, the longest suspension bridge in the Balkans, the Canyon of Servia and the waterfalls of Skepasmeno at Velvento
Perfecture of KOZANI
Region of Western Macedonia Capital town: Kozani Area: Population:
The Prefecture’s capital, the city of Kozani lies at 710 metres above sea level. To the west, the town of Siatista remains a typical Macedonian settlement; Siatista flourished during the 18th century AD and signs of its prosperity are still preserved: manors, churches, schools, stone arch bridges.
The picturesque town of Velvento is built in a lush area near the river Aliakmonas. There, at the Skepasmeno location, waterfalls and lakes are formed. Villages such as Pentalofos, Katafygi and Vlasti preserve their traditional Macedonian style.
On the way to Thessaly one comes across the town of Servia, where a Medieval fortress and Byzantine churches still stand. The 1372m-long bridge of Servia extends above the river of Aliakmonas. In the Museum of Perdikas the bones of a 3 million-year-old dismembered elephant are exhibited.
The Prefecture of Kozani extends in the ancient Ano (= Upper) Macedonia area, where once stood the districts of Elimiotida, Eordaia and Orestida. The town of Aiani flourished from the 6th century BC until the 1st century BC. Then followed the Roman conquest.
The Byzantine Era left its mark especially in Aiani, Velvento and Servia. In 1389 AD the area came under Ottoman rule that spaned 5 centuries until 1912, when the area was liberated following the Macedonian Struggle.
• Prefecture of Kozani – Department of Tourism: 2461067408
• Police: 2461022000, 2461022001
• “Mamatseio” General Hospital of Kozani: 246103711