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In Pella

After you visit the site, you may want to take in Edessa, 45km (27 miles) west of Pella, a scenic cliff-top town with bubbling waterfalls and pleasant, small cafes and restaurants. O Stathmos, near the train station, comes highly recommended by Greek-American food critic Diana Farr Louis. Paeti, on 18 Oktobriou, serves hearty meals that include game in season. Note that Edessa is almost always crowded on summer weekends, when many Thessalonians come here to escape the heat.

If it's the weekend or if you're rushed after visiting Pella, you can grab a bite at one of the small roadside restaurants by the fountain beside the (signposted) remains of Baths of Alexander, a Hellenistic fountain incorporated into a Roman bath about 1km (1/2 mile) from Pella on the Edessa road.

In Vergina & Environs

Of the local restaurants, the Filippion (also spelled Philippion), with cafeteria-style lunch service, is reliable.

Two Veria tavernas, Vergiotiko and Katafugio, are usually excellent; ask for directions in town, as the streets are not signposted. Katafugio is in a nicely restored old building and sometimes has game on the menu.

In Dion

Choose from several cafes and restaurants in the village near the Hotel Dion and also along the road that bisects the site and museum. An archaeologist friend reports eating well at the Dionysos, across from the museum, which serves good roast goat, loukanika (sausages), and the usual chops and salads. Expect to pay about 15€ for lunch or dinner unless you go overboard on the roast goat, which is priced by the kilo and will raise your tab a few more euros.

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