SIGHTSEEING
  • Olympus, the legendary mountain where the ancient Greek mythology was born. The residence of the 12 Gods, the countless demigods and heroes, the Nymphs and the Muses. It is the highest and most sacred mountain of Greece. On the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, with its highest peak, Mitikas (2,917 m), Olympus is famous not only for its mystic character, but also for its rare flora and fauna, small rivers, waterfalls, caves and forests, its peaks and steep rocky slopes, its monasteries and churches, its shelters and taverns. According to the Greek mythology, here, the twelve Gods defeated the Titans and established their reign. They fed on ambrosia and nectar, which certifies the excellent quality of local products (plants and wine). The thunderbolts of the mountain were the weapons of Zeus. In ancient Dion, on the roots of Olympus, Olympian Zeus was worshiped. In the wider area, the legend of ancient, wonderful lyrist Orpheus floats in the air. For the sake of his beloved woman, Orpheus bewitched even Hades, but found an awful death by the Maenads. The slopes and peaks of Olympus are a centre of attraction for climbers from all over the world, while they hide dangers, surprises and intense emotions, and its tranquil forested side has zealous fans of all ages.
  • The Pierian Mountains also have many and rare beauties, traditional hamlets and the famous ski centre of Elatochori, with modern facilities and ski runs.
  • The imposing medieval Castle of Platamon that has been standing proud for 10 centuries, at the gate of Thermaic gulf. The former guardian of pirates now stands proud and watches the ships of the Aegean Sea.
  • The surrounding beaches on a coastline of more than 70 km (it has been noted as the “Greek or Olympic Riviera”), with a variety of coasts (fine sand, pebbles, pine trees, hydro biotopes) and warm and clear sea. They are surrounded by hamlets with excellent tourist infrastructures, cosmopolitan environment and exciting nightlife.
  • The stone-built hamlets of Old Skotina, Old Panteleimon, Old Poroi, Ampelakia and Litochoro.
  • The wineries of Rapsani and many other areas in the Wine Roads.
  • The hamlet of Ampelakia, on Kisavos, with the mansion houses and its Folk Museum.
  • The very notable archaeological area of Dion, the sacred town of Macedonians, dated in the 5th century B.C.
  • The Tempi valley with the famous river of Pinios flowing through it.
  • Agro-tourism facilities § Sanative drinkable waters (Red Water)
  • Forests with planes and chestnuts
  • The ancient towns of Vergina and Pella, capitals of powerful Macedonia, with royal tombs and many findings and monuments
  • The gigantic Rocks of Meteora, a global ecological phenomenon which is also an important monument of Orthodoxy.

 

Activities:

  • Swimming, sunbathing, fishing, rowing and water sports,
  • Hiking,
  • Climbing,
  • Horse-riding,
  • Mountain bike,
  • Paragliding and other air sports,
  • Gastronomy,
  • Theatrical performances and concerts in the Castle of Platamon and Ancient Dion, within the framework of the Olympus Festival,
  • Visits to wineries,
  • Ski and snowboard,
  • Canoe kayak
  • Excursions,
  • Churches,
  • Shopping,
  • Entertainment.