Nea Michaniona

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Nea Michaniona 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.
Nea Michaniona 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.

 

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    Nea Michaniona

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