Is a city in north Greece, 70 kms south east of Thessaloniki and is built at the foot of the Vermion Mountains.
Veria is on the site of the ancient city of Beroea (called Berea in some translations of the Bible), which was prominent from the 4th century BC and part of the Kingdom of Macedon.
As part of Rome from 168 BC, both St. Paul and Silas preached there in AD 54 or 55. Diocletian made the large and populous city one of two capitals of the Roman Province of Macedonia, and it was one of the earliest cities to become the seat of a bishop of the Greek Orthodox church.

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