The barrage of the river Aliakmonas (which is the longest river in Greece) is located about 8 kilometers away from the city of Veria, outside of the village of Saint Barbara. The barrage was constructed in 1985 and, as a result, a beautiful artificial lake was created. On one side of the road, there is an asphalted road, around a large part of the lake, but you can only enjoy it by walking and/or cycling. From the other side, there is a path next to the river where you can combine the greenery of the area with being close to the water of the lake.
A lot of people drive over the bridge every day but not all of them take the time to appreciate the gorgeousness of the landscape. Leave the car, admire the little church of Saint George, take a walk near the river and look at an excellent example of natural beauty. Depends on the weather, if you are lucky, you can see majestic reflections of the surroundings. Moreover, the area is indicated for pick-nick.
Close from here are the Archaeological site of Aigai (modern name Vergina) which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Monastery of Timios Prodromos , one of the most historic monastic centers in Macedonia, Greece.