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Bridge Kioupri

The stone bridge Kioupri is the only one of all the old stone bridges in Edessa that still survives. A well-preserved one-arched bridge of post-roman or Byzantine era once built to serve people and animals. The locals call it Byzantine and dominates the park, named after the bridge. It is assumed that it was the ancient passage of Via Egnatia, a Roman road that connected Constantinople with the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Unfortunately, there is not much information about this historic landmark of Edessa.

The area is surrounded by greenery and running waters. From the top of the bridge, every year on the Epiphany Day, the Metropolitan sinks the cross into the waters of Edesseos river for the "sanctification of the waters". Next to the lake with the ducks, there is a cafe under the age-old plane trees where you can sit and relax.