The southeastern side of Vermiocrosses the Egnatia Motorway at the section from Polymylos Kozani to Veroia (or crossing Chestnut) and is one of the most impressive parts of the national road network with 15 tunnels (the longest 2.2 km.) and 6 bridges. Directly below flows the river Aliakmonas at the valley formed by Vermio and the Pieria Mountains. This area is also known as the “Straits of Aliakmonas” and is included in the network Natura 2000.