The ancient city of Edessa was founded in 814 BC by King of Macedonia Karan. Built on the site "Logos", because the water offered ochyrotita and fertility. Oldest finds date back to Neolithic times, but there is more to the Bronze Age and especially iron. Today, after excavations can be seen the city walls, parts of buildings on the acropolis and lower town and cemeteries.
The most important monuments of the region are:
- South Gate, which includes a circular courtyard inscribed in a rectangular tower.
- The Memorial paved road that crosses the entire city. Surrounded by marble columns and built piers. In a column is written manumission inscriptions.
- The walls of Edessa, the most preserved in Macedonia. Constructed around 300 BC Until now, survives to a height of 5 meters.