Mount Olympus is one of the most iconic and beloved destinations in Greece, attracting millions of visitors every year. While the peak season (June to September) is undoubtedly the most popular time to visit, there are plenty of reasons to consider an off-season trip to Mount Olympus.
Platamon Castle: A detailed view
Platamon Castle: A detailed view2022-12-05T13:00:26+03:00 Olympic History, What to see
Platamon Castle is a castle – city of the Middle Byzantine period (10th century AD) and is built southeast of Mount Olympus. Its tower, which dominates the national road, is the most impressive acropolis in a Greek castle.
The Pierian Mountains
The Pierian Mountains2022-12-01T10:33:43+03:00 Olympic History, What to see
The Pierian Mountains, a continuation of the ridge of Mount Olympus, is a natural border between the prefectures of Kozani, Imathia and Pieria. The highest peak of the mountain range is Flamburo with an altitude of 2,188 metres. They are covered by one of the most accessible forests in the country, which can be accessed
Pydna: A city throughout ancient history
Pydna: A city throughout ancient history2022-09-08T10:05:37+03:00 Olympic History, What to see
The ancient city of Pydna is located 15 klm from the city of Katerini. It is said that its first name was Kydna, although we have no information about its foundation. It is worth noting that Macedonia became a possession after the Persian wars and specifically carved a course with the reign of Alexander I,
Orlias River2022-08-29T11:33:47+03:00 Nature, What to see
The Urlias or Orlias is the ancient river of Pieria, Elikonas. The river was named “Urlias” after the roar of the water.The Orlia stream crosses the slope of Mount Olympus and forms waterfalls and natural pools. Two of these waterfalls with their pools are easily accessible from the village of Dion.
Paleos Panteleimon: A unique village
Paleos Panteleimon: A unique village2022-08-24T11:55:51+03:00 What to see
Paleos Panteleimon is south of Pieria, 400 km from Athens, very close to the highway, just 3. 5km and one hour from Thessaloniki. The first images that one sees when coming here impresses and compensates.
Enipeas Myths and Legends
Enipeas Myths and Legends2022-08-19T11:47:33+03:00 What to see
Enipeas is a tributary of the Pinios in Thessaly and is located in Pieria, whose total length reaches 85 km, which makes it one of the ten longest rivers that flow exclusively in the Greek territory. Its gorge has been highlighted and exploited for tourism, attracting many visitors every year!
The Castle of Platamon through History
The Castle of Platamon through History2022-08-15T09:43:41+03:00 What to see
The Castle of Platamon is a castle – city of the Middle Byzantine period (10th century AD) and is built southeast of Mount Olympus. Its tower, which dominates the national road, is the most impressive acropolis in a Greek castle. The castle is located in a strategic position that controls the crossing of the Tempi
The Town of Katerini
The Town of Katerini2022-08-09T09:49:40+03:00 What to see
The city appears under the word name Ekaterini or Agia Ekaterini in the language of the bureaucracy and until the beginning of the 20th century. Katerini was probably founded during the Ottoman suzerainty.
Litochoro of Olympus
Litochoro of Olympus2022-07-28T15:52:08+03:00 What to see
Litochoro of Olympus was founded by the inhabitants of ancient Pimpleia. Ancient Pimpleia was an important cult center of the Pimpleian Muses and belonged to the city of Dion. The ancient settlement was built on the banks of the river Enipeas, but due to frequent flooding the inhabitants were forced to settle in the present