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    The biggest river in Greece Aliakmonas, the second tallest mountain Smolikas and one of the biggest lakes Vegoritida are included in West Macedonia. Also, is the hostess of two natural parks, the one of Valia Calda and the park of Prespes, and the famous Dragon Cave. Imagine how many natural sights there are for viewing. Take a walk over a canyon, visit an underground cave or take a boating ride to a lake so you can make your connection with nature. Learn more about the natural sights of West Macedonia and choose your trip.

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    Visiting other places you can see and learn from a closer view about their culture and history. West Macedonia has a lot to display in this area too,even from the prehistoric era. Get to know each count from a visit to a museum or sight, attending a local custom event and tasting a traditional cooking recipe.Find useful informations about the cultural proceedures, the sights location and the dates of the custom events.

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Kozani

Kozani's gastronomy

Kozanis Prefecture is a paradise of the modern “foodtaster”. In the mountains of Voio, Askio and Vermio, in the valley of Velvendo, in towns, villages and forests the visitor can find traditional products that meet its most demanding expectations. Chesses, sausages and meat, legumes and pasta, wine and “raki”, saffron, fruit, sweets and jam, as well as the “wild” flavors such as hunting, freshwater fish, mushrooms, chestnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts fascinate fans’ exceptional taste and make the area and ideal destination of flavor search.

The visitor can try many different dishes from Kozanis Prefecture, although some of them are very characteristic for the region.The local dish “Gaprakia” is the main dish during Christmas. It is made of pork meat cut in small pieces or minced meat, rice and many different spices, wrapped in cabbage pickle “armia”, which is a local recipe. The “Giaprakia” are cooked in small fire and according to the tradition, it symbolizes Christ swaddled in his clothes. “Tsoukalakia” is a kind of stew. The “Mpoumpari” is a rare delicacy made of filled stomach or intestines with rice and minced pork and liver, while the dominant delicacy of Kozanis dish during Easter is the so called “Tsitsilato” (lamb cooked with a abundant herbs and spinach). The area is well known for its homemade pies, stuffed with onion, eggplant, leek, nettle, spinach or minced meat. Unique are also small rounded pies called “Kichia”, made by a sheet of dough and feta cheese wrapped in a screw shape. The cheese products of Kozani are considered to be unique for their quality and taste. The local “Feta” cheese, the “Touloumotiri” cheese, the “Kefalotyri” or Parmesan cheese, the “Batzios” cheese and the “Manouri” cheese are delicious. The famous beans from the Sisani area e a delicacy as a bean soup or as “Gigantes” – baked in the oven. Finally the large amounts of apple and peaches production in the area of Eordaia – Velvendo, had led to the creation of modern agricultural co-operatives involved in the development and promotion of fresh fruit jams and unique taste.

Greeks loved wine from the ancient years and adored its God Dionysus. Wine accompanied Gods and people both in pleasant as well as in unpleasant moments of life. People in Western Macedonia and especially in Kozani’s Prefecture have worked on viticulture, on the domestic wine production system and on the production of the famous “tsipouro” since the old days. The famous wines of Kozani, Siatista and Velvendo were transferred with caravans to the European markets. There are a lot of people nowadays, who maintain the tradition and produce their own wine and in the meantime they are active in the production of “Tsipouro”. Associations and individuals create products of exceptional quality. The famous exceptional variety of “sourblack” wine in combination with the Muscat and other local varieties comprise the base production of wine in the region. Very famous is also the so-called “sun-cured” wine of Siatista, the red wines of Pelekanos area as well as the cooked sweets. “Tsipouro” a rare art of ouzo, comes from a double distillation of grape stum and it is flavored with anet. The tradition requires men to gather around the “cauldrons” during distillation and to have fun while eating, drinking, singing and tasting the new harvest.