The biblical city of Veria (Berroia) promises a unique pilgrimage experience. We journey from the port of Thessaloniki to the Citadel and Vlatadon Monastery. The 14th-Century structure features a mix of architectural styles and displays a collection of historic biblical manuscripts and religious icons. We follow in the footsteps of St Paul who visited Vlatadon on his 2nd missionary journey. During his visit, he spent time in the city of Veria where he preached to the Jewish nobility. The traditional Tribune displays a recently finished mosaic that commemorates the patron Saint’s sermon. Established in the foothills of Mt. Vermion, fortified Veria flourished as a city behind its massive protective walls. It was one of the first cities to surrender to the Romans in 168 BC and became the second most important city in Macedonia. Discover the beautifully frescoed churches located in “Small Jerusalem.” We visit the 14th-Century Church of Christ, to admire the artistic masterworks of one of the most celebrated painters of his generation - Kalliergis.
Explore The Contrasts
The ancient city of Veria was once also an important commercial and cultural hub that featured a bustling old market and many lavish mosques and mansions. On our excursion, enjoy some free time wandering through the quaint streets of the city and exploring the striking historic architecture and the modern-day attractions.
There are lots of trendy coffee shops in Veria, so why not pass the time by soaking up the atmosphere at an alfresco café in the heart of the city.