One of the oldest settlements of Imathia. Formerly it was called Lykovista but also “ο Lykogiannis”. Until 1900 it was one of the largest villages in the area. In 1922, refugees from Pontus and Asia Minor settled in the settlement. With the opening of the drained moat in 1932 and the flood of 1935, many residents left their homes and created Nea Lykogianni. The old settlement was named Palea Lykogianni (Old Lykogianni)..
After the flood of Aliakmonas river in 1935 and until the new houses were built in the settlement, the inhabitants were hosted for 4-6 months in houses of Tagarochori village and in the land properties of the church of Saint Antonios in Veria. The location of the settlement that has an altitude of 35m was known as “Tsatali” probably from the tall age-old tree, forked (fork, “tsatali”) that dominated the area..
The school and the church of Saint Dimitrios which were built in the two years 1938-1939.
On October 26, the village celebrates the name day of Saint Dimitrios.
The settlement of Palea Lykogianni is located 9 km away from Veria and it is one of the smallest settlements of the area. It is located at the beginning of the plain at an altitude of 20 meters in the eastern part of the drained moat “66” and which until 1935 was a swamp. In the rural area of the settlement, in the place “Toumpa”, ruins of an ancient settlement were found consisting of building materials, utensils and tools, a fact that proves that the area was inhabited in older historical periods..
The school of 1915.
The Holly Temple of Twelve Apostles .
The school which was founded in 1915 Near the school is the church of the Twelve Apostles which was built during the Ottoman Rule, with the main feature of the small and low door and this to make it impossible for Turkish horsemen to enter the temple, something they used to do when their conditions allowed. It preserves an iconostasis and icons from the time of its foundation in relatively good condition..
On June 30, where the village church celebrates in honor of the Twelve Apostles..
Gallery Nea and Palaia Lykogianni