The best picture for anyone who comes for the first time in Corfu is from the ship which, as if deliberately, comes in a slow pace to give you the opportunity to take a good look of the great medie
Waterfalls of Edessa
The waters of the Edessaios - falling from a high rock - create seven waterfalls. The largest and most popular one is Karanos (named after the mythical leader of ancient Macedonians) which is 7 meters high. Diplos or Dichalotos, which separates into two currents, is also impressive. The sight of the white water falling noisily from such a height attracts numerous visitors.
The waterfalls are an exceptional site of natural beauty, which has made Edessa known throughout the world and a special tourist destination.
In May, Edessa “Spring Festival” is held at the Waterfall Park, with a wealth of cultural activities and a rich Flower Show.
The waters of the Edessaios River, that runs through the city, create water canals and small waterfalls around the cafes and the exploration trails within the impressive Waterfall park.
In the Open Air Water Museum of Edessa, which is a complex of the city’s water powered factories, the Kanavourgeio (Hemp Mill) dominates over everything.
At the old Giannakis watermill is the first aquarium in Greece with indigenous fresh water fish.
At present the buildings and grounds of the Kannavourgeio serve as cultural multipurpose facilities. This is an industrial museum reflecting the history of hydro-power and provides premises for recreational and cultural activities.
Varossi is Edessa’s traditional neighbourhood, which developed during the years of Ottoman rule, as a continuation of the Byzantine city.
The small temple of the Saints Peter and Paul is a three-aisled basilica with murals that date to 1370-1380. It was restored in 1856, but the church was more than likely built in the mid-Byzantine period.