Tribute to Siatista from the website Newsbeast.gr
The signs of the great prosperity he experienced during the 18th century are obvious.
Amphitheatrically built on a slope of Mount Velia, on the hill of Prophet Elias, Siatista emerges at an altitude 872- 942 meters, in the distance 25 km. west of Kozani.
The manorial town captivates its visitor, both with the beautiful mansions - characteristic samples of the architecture of the 18th century- as well as with its famous sweet wines.
Within walking distance of Aliakmonas, just 5 km. they separate her from him, is divided into two districts, Chora and Geraneia, and experienced special development from the 15th century, with its peak culminating in the 18th and 19th centuries. Trade, Furry and viticulture were the main reasons that during these periods the town of Kozani prefecture experienced glorious moments. In fact, This is the only Macedonian city at that time that had a complete water supply and sewerage network.
One of the most important monuments of Siatista is the characteristics mansions of, which were created by wandering craftsmen of Epirus and Macedonia. These are two-storey buildings with tall, stone and impregnable walls, a yard and loopholes. The interior is richly decorated and with spaces that are characterized by their independence.
In what is worth observing up close the Dolgira Mansion, one of the most characteristic and impressive of his time, which functions as a folklore museum, the metropolitan church of Agios Dimitrios and the church of Agia Paraskevi and Agia Aikaterini, in the square of Geraneia, of the oldest surviving to this day.
Siatista can be chosen, also, as a starting point for interesting routes to Mount Askio and the acquaintance with the picturesque villages that "nest" on its slopes.