Florina

Florina

In Florina – a city with a strong relationship with the arts - one can visit:

  • The Archeological Museum (photo: a part of the archeological exhibition).
  • The Folklore Museum
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art. (For  more information about this museum please see http://www.museumsofmacedonia.gr/Art_Museums_and_Galleries/Sygxronhs_Texnhs_Florinas.html)
  • Aside Sacoulevas river bank, in Florina, a visitor can see mansions of a neoclassical and the special local “Macedonian” style.
  • Florina’s local market. In this market “Pazari”, on Wednesdays, one can buy a variety of local agricultural products.
  • The pedestrian street in Florina. This street as well as  the Central Square “the Cannons”, are alive all the day, as a lot of cafes and bars are located there.
  • The new Square. Two sculptures are on display at Florina's new square.  These works of art, by the sculptor Dimitris Kalamaras, are called the Dying Warrior and Captain Kota.

Nympheo

One of the more picturesque villages in Europe,  the Vlachs’ village Nymfaion, developed on the slopes of Mount Vitsi, is located in Florina Perfecture.

Breathtaking nature combined with a magnificent architecture and a glorious past, as well as a special tourist infrastructure, make Nympheo a site visit that will charm the visitor. For more information please visit http://nymfaio.gr/web/

In Nymfaion and the wider area, one could visit ARCTUROS Environmental Center and brown bear and wolf sanctuaries. Arcturos, an environmental NGO which operates in Florina perfecture, resolved the problem of captive bears and wolves in Greece and raised public awareness about large mammals (Site: http://www.arcturos.gr/)

National Park of Prespa

The Prespa lakes - the Small and the Great Prespa: A national park with a wide diversion in natural formation and wetland habitats, surrounded with traditional villages and Byzantine monuments.

Agios Germanos, a village where the namesake Information Center and a number of listed houses are located, seems to be the ideal starting point for visiting the National Park.

For more information please visit: www.prespes.gr www.spp.gr/spp http://www.fdedp.gr/English/

Accommodation in Florina

Hotel Prices for rooms Address Phone Web
One bed Two bed Three bed
Lingos 40 50 50 Tag. Naoum 1 2385028322/3 http://www.hotel-lingos.gr/
Hotel Hellinis 25 40 50 P. Mela 31 2385022671/2 http://www.hotel-hellinis.gr
Hotel Veltsi 30 40 50 6th Km of the National road Florina -  Pisoderi 2385046555 http://www.hotel-veltsi.gr/
Hotel Philareti 25 40 50 Ikarou 4 & Sagariou 2385023587  
Hotel Philippion 30 40 - Ag. Paraskevis 38 2385028433 http://www.hotelphilippion.gr/
King Alexander 25 40 55 Κ. Κaramanli 68 2385023501 http://www.kingalexander.gr/
Pleiades Stone House 40 50 70 D. P Papathnasiou (End of the street) 2385044070/1 http://www.pleiadesflorina.gr/
Phedon Palace Hotel 35 45 50 Viglas 1 2385044800/1 http://www.phaidonhotel.gr/

We will announce the prices of the rooms in time before the  conference

Transportation to Florina

By car

The road network connects Florina with several Greek cities. The main routes are:

  • Thessaloniki – Edessa – Florina
  • Thessaloniki – Veria - Kozani  (via Egnatia highway) – Florina
  • Athens – Larisa - Kozani  (via Elassona) – Florina
  • Ioannina – Kozani (via Egnatia highway) – Florina

By bus

There are every day bus routes that connect Florina with Thessaloniki, Athens and all the way stations.

Bus timetable

  • Florina – Athens: 8:30 - 20:30
  • Athens – Florina: 8:00 - 20:00
  • Florina – Thessaloniki: 6:45 - 8:30 - 11:30 - 13:30 - 15:00 - 18:00
  • Thessaloniki – Florina:  7:00 - 10:30 - 13:00 - 15:30 - 17:30 - 19:30 (21:00, only On Sunday)
  • Florina – Kozani: 7:00 - 11:15 - 16:00 (On Sunday: 8:30 - 11:15 - 16:00)
  • Kozani – Florina: 9:00 - 14:00 - 18:00 (On Sunday: 14:00 - 18:00)
  • Florina – Ioannina: Friday: 14:00, Sunday:1 6:15
  • Ioannina – Florina: Saturday: 18:00, Sunday: 12:15

Information - Communication

  • Ticket office in Florina: 23850 22430
  • Ticket office in Amyntaio: 23860 22219
  • Ticket office in Thessaloniki: 2310 595418
  • Ticket office in Athens: 210 5130427

Ticket prices (one way)

Routes                               Adult         Student
Florina- Athens                   50,50€       37,90€
Florina - Thessaloniki           15,60€       11,70€
Florina -Kozani                     8,60€         6,50€
Florina - Ioannina                30,00€           -


Προβολή Χάρτης της Φλώρινας σε χάρτη μεγαλύτερου μεγέθους

A view of the town of Florina
A part of the archeological exhibition
A view of Sacoulevas river bank, in Florina
Florina’s local market
The pedestrian street in Florina
The new Square
The Vlachs’ village Nymfaion
ARCTUROS Environmental Center
The Prespa lakes
Agios Germanos

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