A city of wondrous waterfalls

Excursion to the beautiful Waterfalls

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A city of wondrous waterfalls

Waterfalls within a town? Travel to Macedonia and find out for yourself. You’ll be charmed by these little miracles sculpted by the Edesseos River. As you wander around, you’ll come to the open-air Water Museum, the only one of its kind in Greece. Here you’ll be introduced to the force that once powered looms and mills of Edessa’s industrial heritage.

A glorious past of Byzantine churches and Macedonian houses unfolds around you as you stroll through Varosi. Back in the present, the city will entertain you in the evening at Katarraktes Complex and serve you local delicacies. The town’s gifts flow as freely as its water.

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What to do in Edessa

Follow the Edesseos River, also known as the Botha, and its tributaries flowing through this Macedonian town. You’ll discover seven waterfalls, but one in particular will stick in the mind. Keranos drops 70m among plane trees that were seeded centuries ago. You’ll be spellbound as the magical mist envelops the verdant park, especially when lit up at night. Some swear they can see a water nymph at play in the tumbling waters. What about you?

Edessa’s industry was water-powered. Mills of all kinds, looms and six factories operated here in the 19th century, bringing prosperity to the town. The force that drove them all is commemorated in the museum, the city’s most fascinating attraction. Don’t forget to visit the Giannakis watermill with its aquarium and reptile house. It is the first in Greece to have fresh-water fish as well as snakes, turtles, eels, crabs and even baby crocodiles.

This is a hillside neighbourhood full of grand old houses in the Macedonian architectural style. 14th-century Byzantine churches with interesting frescoes, such as the church of the Dormition of the Virgin and the church of Saints Peter and Paul, put the finishing touches on the special atmosphere.

The neighbourhood with all the little waterfalls is in the heart of the city. Young people gather here to have fun and the noise they make gives the falling water a run for its money. Mini bridges amongst a riot of green foliage, cafes and riverside tavernas create a delightful setting. The locals claim that there are 71 bridges of all sizes in Edessa. You’ll need a sturdy pair of walking boots to find out if they’re right!

Ancient houses, shops, column capitals and games of noughts and crosses scratched into the streets are among the remnants of ancient Edessa. You’ll find them among the fertile fields of Longos that will introduce you to the past of this picturesque city in northern Greece.

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Katarraktes Complex

The Restaurant, Café / Bar Waterfalls, which deserves to be among the top restaurants not only in Northern Greece but also in the whole territory, is characterized as a Multi-Space Complex!
This designation is attributed to the fact that in its huge space (700 sq. m.) are located, coexist and cooperate harmoniously the Café / Bar Waterfalls, the Restaurant Waterfalls, as well as the Take away- Canteen point of sale and the local sweet selling area.


Our guests can enjoy our high quality coffee or drink, our sweets and ice creams as well as choose and taste our delicious snacks at the fully equipped and reputable Café / Bar Waterfalls and be enchanted by the landscape that unfolds in front of them.
The fun in Café / Bar Waterfalls continues in the evening with music, cocktails and drinks and the various happenings that are occasionally organized, offering unforgettable moments.


In the landscaped area of the Waterfalls Restaurant, visitors have the opportunity to try our cuisine and be drawn to unique taste trails offered by professionals of the kind.
Restaurant Waterfalls has one of the most up-to-date kitchens and creates dishes that cover a wide range of culinary requirements, starting with Greek and local traditional cuisine, passing through familiar international flavors and ending with more sophisticated dishes.
Also, the Restaurant and Café / Bar Waterfalls has a remarkable collection of wines and spirits, emphasizing in producers of local region. So our guests have the opportunity to match the exquisite flavors with the right wine or drink making an unforgettable gastronomic trip in a place of incomparable beauty.

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