Set in the valley of Eordea and embraced by the mountain slopes of Mount Askio, in the southwest and Mount Vermio in the northeast, is the beautiful Ptolemaida.
Dozens of natural beauties await you somewhere to discover them! In the 1950s, lignite deposits were found in the area. This was enough to turn the whole basin into an energetic and now operate in the wider region, 5 steam power plants.
70% of the country’s electrical power is generated by these units. The industrial image created by the installations is something that’s worth seeing closely. The imposing furrows between the plains create a visual contrast.
Another element that makes Ptolemaida unique is the point it is built and immediately makes it the ideal base for excursions to Western Macedonia.
Lake Vegoritida, the slopes of Kaimaktsalan, Kozani and Florina are just a few of the escapes that the visitor can choose.
Arriving in the city, dozens of life-bustling shops welcome you. In every shop, every corner of the world is amused. What if the winter has arrived? The warm and welcoming atmosphere of the city will make you feel at home.
What to Do
The Paleontological, Historical and Folklore Museum of Ptolemais has a collection of local costumes, old agricultural tools, household utensils and prehistoric tools, mammoth bones, ivory tusks, insect fossils, plants and shells that prove that the area was once covered by sea. Sea here … And yet! In the village of Perdika, in 1977, the “Elephant of Perdika” was discovered. It is the oldest animal skeleton discovered on the European continent. They are aged 3 million in length, 5 meters long and 4 meters high.
In a beautiful building, which once housed the town hall, today is the Municipal Library. On the ground floor you will find the children’s books while on the floor in a room there is a library of scientific books and the other three host at times various valuable exhibitions.
The city’s aqueduct is preserved. Its construction was completed in 1928. It stands out for its shape as it is radial and represents various sections of the works.