33 km from the town of Edessa and very close to Kaimaktsalan ski resort, there is the traditional listed village of Old St. Athanasius or Tsaganis, as it was formerly called. Built at an altitude of 1200 meters, at the foot of Mount Voras, despite the fact that it died some years ago, it is now the most winter destination of Northern Greece. The village was built in the late 16th century by breeders and builders from Epirus and in 1992 it was traditional.
Visitors, who choose Old Agios Athanasios, are fascinated by the traditional stone houses with the tiles, examples of traditional local Macedonian architecture, built of chipped stone. With the creation of the Kaimaktsalan Ski Center, the village was transformed into a cosmopolitan settlement, considered one of the most beautiful mountain settlements in Greece, with traditional guesthouses, impressive restored houses, picturesque shops and especially nightclubs, promising intense nights for excursionists, who want fun until morning.
Since 1995, when residents began returning to Old Agios Athanasios, it has become a winter tourist resort and attraction for lovers of winter excursions. The picturesque stone alleys of the village travel to visitors in other times while one of the most important sights of Old Athos Athos is the Revelation Church built in the late 1700s.