Old Saint Athanasios
Elati-pella Guesthouse | Old Saint Athanasios
Located just 16km. the ski resort north-Pella and a few kilometers from the city of Edessa water in a wonderful location overlooking Mount Vora and Lake Vegoritida, lies the traditional village of Agios Athanasios.
Agios Athanasios, built at an altitude of 1.020m., Abandoned in the 80s by its inhabitants, due to the extremely harsh living conditions. A few years later, the operation of the ski center, this old village, because of its traditional architecture was characterized as a traditional settlement, became a place sought after by those interested in winter sports in the North.
The traditional stone houses, wonderful climate and proximity to the ski (just 16 km.) Skyrocketed the interest and demand. The developments for the village was unexpectedly rapid. The dilapidated houses were transformed into stone palaces! Modern hotels, hostels, apartments and residential complexes, restaurants and shops built of local stone and wood, serving hundreds of visitors daily and promise a comfortable and pleasant stay.
In winter the village is flooded with visitors. It is the starting point for hikers, sightseers, hikers and lovers of riding. Featuring tracks and outstanding natural beauty. Fairness is characterized by numerous guests''Stone Village''.
The village dates from the 14th century and the old name is Tsegani. It's worth visiting the Church of the Ascension was built in 1700, contains images of the 18th and 19th century and is classified as a scheduled post-Byzantine monument.