From the shorefront of the Thermaikos bay to high up on the mountains of the region and back down to the plains, the area of Thessaloniki is home of many famous wines. In the mountainous parts of the region, on the southeast slope of Vertiskos, just before the traditional settlement of Ossa, the vineyards are stretched amidst clumps of oak, beech and chestnut trees. Alongside the vineyards, sites of archeological interest, exquisite churches, monasteries and museums await for the demanding traveller.
The Wine Route of Thessaloniki stretches from north (Lagadas and Ossa) to east (Askos, lakes Koronia and Volvi) leading visitors further south to the seaside resorts of Perea, Agia Triada, Nea Mihaniona and Epanomi at the end of Thermaikos bay. The Thessaloniki Route wineries are: Babatzimopoulos winery in Ossa Lagada, Kechris n Kalohori, Ktima Gerovassiliou in Epanomi.
The visitors of the vinicultural route of Thessaloniki, apart from the region’s wineries they can also visit places of great importance which are the following:
- Mountainous settlement in Ossa
- Mineral water springs in Nea Apollonia and Lagada
- The Delta of Axios
Visitors from outside the urban planning complex of Thessaloniki can enjoy a wide variety of important sightseeing places in Thessaloniki:
- The White Tower
- Archaeological Museum
- Byzantine Museum
- Folklore Ethnological Museum
- Museum of the Macedonian Fight
- The City Walls (Triangular, Eptapirgio, Acropolis)
- Ancient Market
- Galerios’ Arch (Arcade)
- Byzantine temples in Thessaloniki (St.Dimitrios)