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Agios Nikolaos park is a Tourist Recreation Center just 4 kilometers away from the city of Naoussa. An earthly paradise in the heart of the Prefecture of Imathia . A breath of life against ecological downgrading.

An overall of 15 acres of the most beautiful land draw life from the springs of the historical and, in many ways, precious river of Arapitsa . The park of perennial plane trees, which is unique in Greece, impresses the visitor at all seasons.
Agios Nikolaos Park sits at the foot of Mount Vermion, at an altitude of 330m above sea level.
According to the ancient Greek mythology, Semeli, the mother of God Dionysos, lived on the slopes of Mt Vermion. It is also believed that the magnificent dancer Silinos, the faithful companion of the God of vineyard and wine, was born in this area.

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