Pieria’s coastal town of Neoi Poroi is perfect for the traveler looking for a spot of relaxation. Located just a short drive from most tourist attractions in the area, Neoi Poroi is great for enjoying all the benefits of being by the beach while also having the choice to visit local sights of cultural and historical significance. A favorite location amongst families with children that appreciate shallow waters and plenty of facilities and activities, Neoi Poroi is an ideal tourist destination for a well-rounded experience. After a long day at the beach, visit any of the highly renowned seafood taverns offering fresh catches and Greek mezedes. This seaside town also comes with several supermarkets, fast-food options, beach bars and even a weekly farmers’ market selling local fruits and vegetables.
The beauty of this waterfront vacation spot is that there are many hotels and rental properties in the town to accommodate small and large families. There is also a train station that connects the town with Larissa, Katerini and other nearby cities.
What to See
The benefits this enormous retreat-like community has to offer lie in its location; it serves as a nodal point to the momentous surrounding sights. Ten kilometers to the west is the historic settlement of Palioi Poroi, where the original residents of Neoi Poroi came from. This traditional village dates back to the 17th and 18th century and is now surrounded by lush woods and small chapels. The central Byzantine Church of Agios Georgios can be found in the town’s main square. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may follow the hiking trails that connect the town of Neoi Poroi with Palioi Poroi or even Old Panteleimon.
Just 3.5 kilometers away is another popular seaside town called Platamon, with a beautiful waterfront for strolling, and eclectic, top-notch eateries. History enthusiasts will take great pleasure in visiting the Castle of Platamon and the ancient city of Dion. Of course a stay in the Dio-Olympus region would not be complete without a visit to Litochoro and the mountain of gods, Mt. Olympus. Have a look at all our tours and activities in the Olympus region to help make the most out of your stay in Neoi Poroi.
Activities in Neoi Poroi
Sunbeds are never in short supply, as there are over 15 organized beaches spanning across a 5-kilometer coastline. Most beaches in this area have been awarded with the blue flag, signifying the safety and cleanliness of the waters. Whether you choose to partake in water sports or enjoy an iced coffee under the sun, you can unwind and recharge your batteries on the sandy beaches of Neoi Poroi. A stay there is also ideal for travelers interested in religious tourism as there are many monasteries to visit, most notably, the monastery of Agios Dionysios in Litochoro, the monastery of Osios Efrem in Kondariotissa and the holy land of Meteora found in Kalambaka.
Getting to Neoi Poroi
Neoi Poroi is located between the cities of Katerini and Larissa (approximately 50 kilometers from each) and 108 kilometers from Thessaloniki. To reach this seaside town, follow the national highway route E75.
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