Τhe main pedestrian shopping area, with many shops and cafès, in a modern city center, presents strong economic, social and cultural activity. Veria is the only city in Greece which is friendly to the pedestrians, giving priority to them even without traffic lights and one of the few cities in Greece providing a free wireless network downtown. Veria has two characteristic squares, landmarks of the city, the “Elia” square with great views of the plain of Imathia and “Orologiou” or “Raktivan” square. If there is no local festivity, festival or event at the Arts Hall during your visit, you can enjoy yourself at the local nightclubs and bars listening to Greek, foreign and often traditional music. Do not forget to taste some of the top wines of the region and tsipouro produced by local grape varieties.