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Agios Panteleiomonas of Florina

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Agios Panteleimonas: A historical settlement built in the foothills of the north "Kaimaktsalan" in the south-western shore of Vegoritida Lake.
Nature was very generous giving countless of beauties to this place.

Choose to visit this place of Greece, to enjoy the great hospitality, to do winter sports at the ski resort in the winter time and swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Vegoritida in the summer.
Explore nature with small tours to attractions and monuments.

Taste the local cuisine along with the local wine and raki.
The historic village of Agios Panteleimon is located between the complex of the two lakes, Vegoritida and Petron, and is an ideal destination for nature lovers because it is the jewel of the region.
It is a constantly growing area with major tourism infrastructures like hotels, catering and entertainment, which can accommodate and satisfy their guests.
Agios Panteleimonas is the ideal 'core' of accommodation, because it is on the limits of the Prefectures of Florina and Pella, between two known traditional settlements.
It is just 17 km from the village of St. Athanasious and 22 km from the village of Nympheo and the facilities of ARCTUROS.
The access to Agios Panteleimonas is easy via the road network from Edessa around the lake, through Arnissa and from the Egnatia highway through Amyndeo.
The access is also possible via the railway from Thessaloniki to Florina and Kozani.
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View to Agios Panteleimonas in Florina, Vegoritida lake at the background

Worth visiting:

. The unique historical windmill.
. The monastery of St. Panteleimon & Evoulis
. The chapels:
a) of the Holy Spirit (with a unique panoramic view of Vegoritida)
b) of Sotiras (on the shores of Petron lake)
c) of the Birth of Virgin Mary (on the road to Amyntaio).

. The visitable wineries in the area and the small industries of traditional products.
. The preserved and historical buildings of the settlement.
. The remains of a Byzantine basilica church.
. The archaeological sites:
a) Necropolis of Late Bronze Age and Early Iron age.
b) Neolithical settlement

Also, do not forget:

. To follow the enchanting lakeside path from St. Panteleimon to the St. Athanasios or Arnissa.
. To visit the traditional villages of Nympheo and St. Athanasios and the special beauty lake settlements Arnissa and Pereas.

The local people of Aghios Panteleimon revive traditions and celebrate the festivities with a traditional way.

. On January 6 they celebrated with pomp the Theophany and on 8th of that month, the custom "bampinten" or "festival of bampos".
. On July 27 the statutory feast of St. Panteleimon, where the local cultural association organizes a seven-day cultural and sporting event. That is the time period that the "kourbani", a unique custom in the prefecture of Florina, takes place.
. In early December there are festivities of wine and raki.
. Also on 23 December is the lighting of fire, a custom which is preserved every year with great pomp.

The tourist infrastructure of the region in conjunction with the natural beautiful environment, are classified among the most ideal destinations for visitors wanting to escape from the tensions of everyday life and to enjoy moments of calm next to the lakeside of Vegoritida.


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