Constructed on one of the most panoramic locations in the Thermaikos Gulf, in the ancient Aenea region, it boasts natural resources
of particular environmental value, in addition to the multitude of archaeological discoveries.
It is renowned for the largest medium sized fishing fleet in Greece (the establishment of the fish market in 1998 made it the
administration and marketing centre for fish and shellfish throughout Northern Greece) together with the Merchant Marine
Academy (since 1968) that produces highly trained officers for Greek and foreign Shipping.
It is a multifaceted city waiting to reveal its different aspects to every type of visitor. It reveals a veritable paradise to the nature
lover (Natura region) with rare flora and fauna. For the lovers of antiquities there are discoveries dating to the Roman and early
Christian times (a trapezoid shaped mound known as “Toumba Tambia” or “Koum Kale”, Roman and early Christian period
cemeteries and naval fortifications). For pilgrims there is one of the most imposing churches, the Church of Panagia Faneromeni,
where the icon of the same name has survived from the Iconoclast Period, as well as the picturesque chapel dedicated to Agios
Nikolaos, the patron saint of sailors, at the small port at Michaniona. For beach lovers there are moments for relaxing carefree in an
environment of exquisite beauty in the crystal clear waters of Toumparli beach at Cape Touzla.
It has retained many characteristics of a traditional village, despite the tourist development. So when the sun sets, the central
square fills with people strolling and enjoying the famous traditional Michaniona “loukouma” (donut) at one of the coffee houses.
- AddressThermaikos Municipality
- LocationNea Michaniona
- By visit thermaikos
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