• ACTIVITIES

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    Mix together your favorite hobby with your vacations. West Macedonia uses her landform gifts to provide you, through modern facilities and organized trips, with the ability to accomplish the activity of your choice. Even if you are fan of x-treme sports or a peaceful trekking walk is the ideal for you, either you are an amateur or experienced, find easily what activity each count of West Macedonia has to offer and which season. 

  • NATURE

     

    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.

  • CULTURE

     

    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.

  • TOURISM

     

    The only sure thing is that you 're not gonna regret choosing West Macedonia as your destination place for your vacations whatever the type of tourist you are. West Macedonia provides you with a variety of accommodations regardless of you staying to a far tiny village or a big city. Easily, find hotels based your needs across the four countys.

  • INFORMATION

     

    Find useful informations, telephone numbers and driving ordes through the interactive map. Also, take a taste of West Macedonia from our photo albums and the videos we present for you.

The climate around the area

Climate

Climate is called the average weather or better average weather of a region , resulting from long-term observations of the different meteorological data.The climate is therefore something other than the weather , which is characterized as a natural state of the atmosphere over a short period of time.The climate plays very important role in both the vegetables and the animal kingdom.Sincle climate defined zones of vegetation and the distribution of animals and humans  on earth.

Factors that contribute to climate change from place to place are : 

  • Latitude and altitude
  • Distribution of land and sea
  • Terrain and ground over
  • Winds
  • Centers of high and low pressure etc

The main climatic types are :

  • Continental or Land
  • Maritime or Oceanic 
  • Type of mountains and height

 

Regional Unity Grevena 

A big part of the R.U(regional union) it is a mountainous area and is surrounded by Lygkos mountains in the west , Chasia Vourinos in the southwest (or Kozani , 1866m) to the northeast from peaks of Vourino or Pyramida(1621m) and Derniko(1607m). In southwest are the endings of Kamvounia mountains with peaks Aetorachis (1337m) and Fakiolas (1110m) etc.Fields and lakes are absent from the R.U.Of course the longest river in the country is Aliakmonas that passes through R.Uand specific to the central and northeastern part of the R.U.

Enclosed west  ,south and east from the mountains in the center of the mainland  , the R.U Grevena has a continental climate with large thermometric differences between winter and summer , it is considered the colder region of Greece.It is cold in winter and cool in summer.Rainfall  is very high in pindos (1800millimeters) and less in the rest of mountainous zone (1400millimeters) and lower regions (600-800).


Regional Unity Kastoria

The climate of R.U is continental  , while leaning to the European.Overall the average monthly temperature exceeds 20° C only from the june to September.Winter is severe and is often the case of the frost , maintaining the temperature throught the day bellow zero.The absolute minimum rtemperatures are lower than 20° C and sometimes the lake and rivers freezze!The roughness of winter intesify violent local winds and those who descent from the snowly mountains.In summer the temperature often exceeds 40° C .The area has very wet winter and dry summer on their (relative humidity : over 80 degrees during December - February 50-55 degrees furing the summer months). The nebulosity is great (6 points on the scale 1-10 from Octomber to April , 2 in July-August . 80 atriums and 90 overcast days per year.The complex topografy and isobaric systems that prevail havs a result the frquent changes of direction and intesity of winds however most frequent are the winds of the north area of NW and NE.The annual rainfall ranges from 600-800 mm in the lowlands , while the mountainous exceed 1200-1400mm and tends to spread evenly across the various months , a feature about the cilmate is European type.Snowing is common during the cold season , especially in the mountains .Storms , heat source , are relatively common especially during the warm season of the year .


Regional Unity Kozani

Enclosed by mountains , the area of regional union of Kozani is completely cut off from the sea and fromany impact that can perform.Therefore , the climate is pure continental and is characterized by the large annual temperature range (more than 22°C) very low temperatures in the winter season and relatively high during the summer  , frequent frosts  , rather uniform distribution  of rainfall in different months and frequent snow.The air temperatures shows a simple annual course.Frost the temperature tha drops below zero , it is a common fenomenon of cold season , sometimes even lasts the whole day.The minimum temperatures often descend under -10° C .During the host seasons the temperatures reaches and exceeds 40°C .This is because the winds mostly are low intencity , reaching very hot in the area , because is blocked from the sea.The daily temperature range  , which is small in winter summer exceeds the 10° C. The medium relative humidity of the air is between 65 and 70 degrees of hygrometric scale.The average annual value of the clud is 4.8 (scale 1-10) , it is among the most cloudy regions.On average  , 90 days of year are atriums and 77 cloudy.The rain rather evenly distributed during the year  , so there is virtually no dry seasons  , as the driest months , July and August , showing high rainfall, respectively 38,1and 24,6 millimetres.Small on rainfall occur from mid- September  , while the latter subside in early June .The period in which the thermal storms created.Winds prevail generally in the northern sector , in addition to the general winds in many areas formed and breezes of the mountains and valleys. 


Regional Unity Florina 

Το κλίμα είναι ηπειρωτικό και χαρακτηρίζεται από ψυχρούς χειμώνες και θερμά καλοκαίρια. Οι διακυμάνσεις του δείκτη της θερμοκρασίας είναι σημαντικές, ενώ οι χιονοπτώσεις, οι οποίες κατά τη διάρκεια του χειμώνα αποτελούν σύνηθες φαινόμενο, σε συνδυασμό με τις ιδιαίτερα χαμηλές θερμοκρασίες προσδίδουν στον νομό ένα σπάνιο χρώμα. - See more at: http://www.florina.gr/%CE%A4%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%81%CE%B9%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8C%CF%82-%CE%9F%CE%B4%CE%B7%CE%B3%CF%8C%CF%82/%CE%98%CE%AD%CF%83%CE%B7-%CE%A0%CF%81%CF%8C%CF%83%CE%B2%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%B7#sthash.pzjKwtyo.dpuf

The influence  on climate of the R.U Florina is due to the city's geographical location and altitude.The Prespa lakes play an important role in the area of Amyntaio.The climate is continental , characterized by cold winters and hot summers.Variations in a temperature indicator is significant , while snowfall , which during the winter are a common fenomenon , coupled with the extremely low temperatures gives the R.U. a rare colour.Due to the above factors and distance of the city from the sea and from generally large bodies of water , extreme weather events are frequent.