Edessa Tourism, Greece

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Edessa (Greek: Έδεσσα, Édessa, [ˈeðesa]), known as "city of waters", is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella regional unit, in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. It was also the capital of the defunct province of the same name. Edessa holds a special place in the history of the Greek world as, according to some ancient sources, it was here that Caranus established the first capital of ancient Macedon. Later, under the Byzantine Empire, Edessa benefited from its strategic location, controlling the Via Egnatia as it enters the Pindus mountains, and became a center of medieval Greek culture, famed for its strong walls and fortifications. In the modern period, Edessa was one of Greece's industrial centers until the middle of the 20th century, with many textile factories operating in the city and its immediate vicinity. Today however its economy mainly relies on services and tourism. Edessa hosts most of the administrative services of the Pella regional unit, as well as some departments of the Thessaloniki-based University of Macedonia.

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This warm abode of Edessa is a delightful place to visit in Greece. The nearest major city to Edessa is Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The White Tower, The Archaeological Museum, Ano Poli. A holiday in Edessa can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Edessa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Edessa

    Know the pollution level of Edessa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Edessa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Edessa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Edessa.

    • Burglary and Theft 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 39.29 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.43 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 89.29 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 21.43 (Low)
  • Living in Edessa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Edessa is 173.93 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 83.26 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 83.37 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 17.24 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 59.56 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 33.33 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.5 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 59.06 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Edessa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Edessa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.42 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.9 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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