The dilemma “Mountain or sea” will not trouble you if you choose for your holidays, the beautiful place of Dion Olympus, because here you will find both mountain and sea. Here, the natural wealth of the unique Olympus mountain is combined with the freshness of the blue coasts of Thermaikos.
For some, mountain excursions are the ideal refuge for the summer heat, while for others it is not a holiday without the saltiness of the sea. The municipality of Dion-Olympus, however, puts everyone out of the difficult position of choice, as in the same day you can combine the excursion in the dense wooded paths of the mythical mountain and in the afternoon dive into the salty sea. One day to conquer the top of the imposing mountain, Mytikas and the next to breathe iodine lying on the hot sand.
Apart from mountaineering and water tourism, the place has developed archaeological, cultural, religious and gastronomic tourism. At the foot of Mount Olympus are the Archaeological site of Dion, the Platamon Castle and the Ancient Leivithra. The area is full of monasteries and chapels with special historical and cultural value.
Restaurants, with traditional Mediterranean cuisine, gourmet flavors, fresh fish and local wines, offer gastronomic pleasure.
If you have not visited the place of Olympus so far it is time to do it. Olympus and its beauties are waiting for you.
OLYMPUS MOUNTAIN. A WORLD SYMBOL
From the dense wooded paths, with ΤΗΕ gorges,, waterfalls and green beauty to the alpine landscape and its wonderful bare peaks, Olympus offers to every hiker and climber mountain routes of incredible beauty. The exploration of Olympus will give you unique images and will travel you mentally, in the history, mythology and culture of Greece.
Litochoro is the main entrance gate to the mountain, since from the positions “Prionia” and “Gortsia” starts the ascents to its shelters and the peak, Mytikas (2.918 m). But there are other mountain routes, from all sides of the mountain. The main trails of Olympus are well preserved and most have signs and informative signs.
In order to serve the needs of all visitors, hikers, climbers, climbers there are eight organized shelters and six other emergency shelters on the main routes to the top.
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Leptokarya, Panteleimon, Platamon, N. Pori, Skotina, Plaka Litochorou, Variko, Gritsa, beautiful beaches next to the wave of Thermaikos, are located in an endless straight line, running parallel to the sea.
Coastal areas with blue beaches, Sandy, pebbly or deserted beaches, will give you moments of pleasure, tranquility. You will let your gaze be lost in the endless blue of the sea, listening to the sound of the waves.
See here in detail the beautiful OLYMPUS COASTS