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How to get here

Elafina is 28km far away from Veria the capital of Imathia prefecture and 28 km far away from Katerini the capital of Pieria prefecture.

One can take various routes to reach the village. They are all good for the beauty of the scenery and the mountain, while quite a few are challenging for off-the road driving lovers, by 4x4 vehicles.

To get here through Thessaloniki- Kozani national road, ypu have to turn at the junction of the national road to Veria- Vergina. Following the signs to Vergina you can pass through A. Barbara village, the Aliakmonas dam and right after the dam bridge you have to turn left (13 km of asphalted road).

Here there are two route choices:

1. Within 200m there is a sign to Elafina on the left, through Haradra village. This route is entirely asphalted and suitable for all kinds of vehicles. (22 km)

2. Going straight ahead you can pass through Vergina archaeological site and the homonymous village, as well as Palatitsia village where, in the village, you have to turn right to Sikia – Katerini – Riakia. In a distance of abour 3 km before Sykia village, there is a sign to Elafina and All Saints’ Monastery – Moni Agion Panton, through graveled road

(23 km – 13 asphalted, 10 graveled)

If you want to get here through Thessaloniki – Athens national road, you have to turn at the junction to Katerini. From there you can take 3 routes.

1. Katerini – Palio Keramidi – Exohi – Elafos – Elafina. In this route, this is the shortest from Katerini. 9 km from Elafos to Elafina are graveled road

(32 km – 23 asphalted, 9 graveled).

2. Katerini – Neo Keramidi – Aronas – Lagorahi – Moshopotamos – Rizomata – Sfikia – Polydendri – Haradra – Elafina (59 km asphalted road)

3. Katerini – Neo Keramidi – Aronas – Lagorahi – Moshopotamos – 4 km before Rizomata turn right to Ailiades/ Polydendri forest – Elafina. On this route you cross the pass of the Pieria mountain range. (43 km – 33 asphalted, 10 graveled road).

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