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Edessa, Greece

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Edessa is one of the popular tourist attractions in Europe that is blessed with unique and marvelous surroundings. It is an ancient town of 25,000 inhabitants in Central part of Macedonia, in Greece, and the capital of the Pella prefecture. It is also the provincial capital of the province of the same name.
The name Edessa was first described through an Illyrian origin by U. Wilcken, in his biography of Alexander the Great, the town of the waters, due to its copious water resources and its tourist attraction of the waterfalls, located in the actual town center. Archaeological remains have been discovered on the site of ancient Edessa, just below the modern city. The walls and the agora have been unearthed so far.
A colonade with inscription in Greek dates from Roman times have also been found here. The city achieved certain prominence in the first centuries AD, being located in the Via Egnatia. From 27 BC to 249 AD it had its own mint. St. Vassa and her three children were put to death in the 3rd Century AD. In the postwar period, however, Edessa gradually lost its competitive advantage in industry and declined economically and in population.
Like some of its sister cities and towns, Edessa is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of the mountains, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important touristic attractions in Europe.

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