Macedonia (Makedonia) is Greece's largest geographical region and it occupies
the northern part of the country. Central Macedonia, occupies the central
section of Macedonia including the prefectures of Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki, Imathia, Pieria, Pella and Kilkis.
In Central Macedonia there are large fertile plains, such as the plain of Thessaloniki, mineral rich areas, such as Chalkidiki, wooded mountains, lakes, wetlands, enchanting waterfalls and forests of fir, pine, and beach trees. Rushing rivers, caves, verdant plains, fertile valleys, distant lake shores, beautiful coast, and large and small fishing villages.
The capital is Thessaloniki, named after the daughter of king Philip of Macedonia.