The Moglenitsas (Greek: Μογλενίτσας) is a river in Almopia, northern Greece.[1] The river has its headwater in the Vermio Mountains of Greece and Macedonia and it flows into the Aliakmonas River near Kouloura, between Veria and Alexandreia, twenty kilometers west of Thessaloniki.

Native nameΜογλενίτσας
Physical characteristics
 • location
 • coordinates
40°32′50″N 22°20′23″E / 40.5471°N 22.3397°E / 40.5471; 22.3397Coordinates: 40°32′50″N 22°20′23″E / 40.5471°N 22.3397°E / 40.5471; 22.3397
Basin features
ProgressionHaliacmonAegean Sea

Tributaries of the Moglenitsas include the Xiropotamos, Toplitsas, Koziakas and Golemas rivers. As the only outflow from the region of Almopia it flows between low hills to the south, where it forms a small canyon. In the 1930s the river was redirected by use of a canal and today irrigates the region of Almopia.[2][3] The river is used for sports such as rafting and kayaking and for irrigation.[4][5]


  1. ^ Eugene N. Borza (1992). In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon. Princeton University Press. p. 41. ISBN 0-691-00880-9.
  2. ^ Geschichte des Thermaischen Golfs Archived 2011-03-15 at the Wayback Machine (griech.)
  3. ^ Gemeinde Almopia [Hrsg.]: Epichirisiako Schedio Dimou Almopias, Aridea 2011 PDF online Der Fluss mit seinen Zuflüssen bewässert die Felder der Landschaft Almopias.
  4. ^ sports in Moglenitsas Gorge
  5. ^ G. Angeletti; A. Bjørseth (29 June 2013). Organic Micropollutants in the Aquatic Environment: Proceedings of the Sixth European Symposium, Held in Lisbon, Portugal, May 22–24, 1990. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 90–92. ISBN 978-94-011-3356-2.