At a distance of 33 km from the city of Kozani, Velvento lies in a lush small plain, full of fragrant fruits and plenty of water, at the foot of the Pieria. Navigate its narrow streets and discover small squares and picturesque neighborhoods such as Psiri, Baraga, Tsamblak and Fingas Alonia, where locals will shout at you for tsipouro, coffee and sweet spoon. .
In the historic center of Velvento you will find several preserved buildings of Macedonian architecture, such as the old arena near the main church and the recently renovated Konstanta Mansion that houses the Folklore Museum. Continuing your stroll you will also find samples of neoclassical architecture as well as old stone houses with flower gardens. Light a candle in the church of Agios Nikolaos (16th century) with beautiful frescoes.
Visit the picturesque settlements of Velvento (Katafigi, Agia Kiriaki, Polyfytos, Paleografatsano) to enjoy a panoramic view of the artificial lake of Polyfytos and the wider area of Western Macedonia and Mount Olympus. An uphill route from Velvento will take you to the village of Katafigi, the place where George (Alexis) Zorbas, the hero of Nikos Kazantzakis, was born and raised. From here, following the forest paths and paths, you can reach the highest peak of Pieria, Flambouro (2,193 m), or cross the Meadows and all the refuge forest complex offered for refreshing walks.