Florina is a town and municipality in mountainous northwestern Macedonia
. Its motto is, 'Where Greece begins'. It is also the Metropolitan seat for the region. It lies in the central part of Florina regional unit, of which it is the capital. Florina belongs to the region of West Macedonia. The town's population is 16,771 people (2001 census). It is in a wooded valley about 13 km (8 mi) south of the international border of Greece with the Republic of Macedonia.
It is the gateway to the Prespa Lakes and, until the modernisation of the road system, of the old town of Kastoria
. It is located west of Edessa, northwest of Kozani
, and northeast of Ioannina and Kastoria cities. Outside the Greek borders it is in proximity to Korçë in Albania
and Bitola in the Republic of Macedonia. The nearest airport is situated to the east. The mountains of Verno lie to the southwest and Varnous to the northwest.