Litochoro - At the foot of Mount Olympus - Litochoro

At the foot of Mount Olympus - Litochoro At the foot of Mount Olympus - Litochoro

Welcome to Litochoro!

Litochoro is a tiny resort located approximately 90km from Thessaloniki, at the foot of the mythical mountain of the gods, and in the vicinity of Mount Olympus National Park. This is the best starting point for mountain climbers and hikers, as the only paved road leading to Mount Olympus starts right here. Here is also a plenty of tourists, attracted by the beauty of Enipeas river canyon, who prefer more extreme adventures like kayaking or rafting.

There’s not too much of monuments in the town, but if it comes to a rest, it’s the right place to enjoy it to your heart’s content. In the center, in a number of cafes, you can spend many pleasant moments with friends, sipping a delicious Greek wine.

Litochoro – a "stony place" surrounded by treasures

Those, who come here to recharge the batteries and forget about the daily duties, can hide somewhere in the cove and indulge in the sun. On the other hand, those who want to get rid of excessive calories, or just dispose of surplus energy, can choose from a lot of tourist attractions in Litochoro Plaka, a resort situated 5km from Litochoro. Local beaches are sandy, extensive, and their great organization and fine pebbles really attracts many people.

Beauty greets tourists in every corner of Litochoro – no matter which way you go, you will surely find something interesting. For example Platamonas, a beautiful resort located close to Mount Olympus with lots of olive trees and sycamore trees. There is a majestic castle in which every year in August festival Olympus is held. There is also a fishing port and a square with the Orthodox Church.

The best views of the Mount Olympus extend from Katerini. The great location of the town allows you to admire the mountains from every point. In turn, in Korinos, it is necessary to see the Macedonian tombs, and the monastery of Agios Georgios located in the vicinity. Tourists are exceptionally tempted by the sandy beach, 3 kilometers long and 100 meters wide. Additionally, from Korinos is easy to get to the Chalkiddiki peninsula.

But if someone wants to go to a traditional market, where artists and craftsmen from around the world arrive, he must come to Leptokaria. The attention is also drawn to the historic buildings of the basilica, the market, and a beautiful park.

Camps in and around Litochoro

The areas surrounding Litochoro tempt with attractions, and it’s best to visit it by your own vehicle. There’ve been several campsites created, and most of them are highly recommended by former guests. One of them is Mitikas campsite (Gritsa Litochorou, Litochoro 60200), named after the highest peak in the massif. The perfection of nature, greenery and cleanliness makes it an ideal place for holidays. The campsite is surrounded by more than 200 trees, and the water provided for tourists comes right from the crystal clear mountain sources. There is a traditional Greek restaurant within the camp, in supermarket tourists are given fresh fruits salads, meat and fish dishes on a daily basis – it would be easy to compile the menu even for vegetarians.

You will have to pay 5-6 € for the night; 5,80 € -6,50 € per day is charged for a camper pitch, while access to the electricity, regardless of the season, costs 3,50 € per day.

Another notable place is Poseidon Beach campsite. It is located just 300m from the castle in Platamonas, right on the Panteleimon Beach. The on-site restaurant offers camping guests a wide selection of delicious Greek food, drinks and ice creams. A camping pitch for a camper costs 9,50 € -6,50 € per day depending on the season, the accommodation for a adult costs 7 € -4,50 € per day, and the access to electricity - 3.50 € per day.

It is worth to consider the offer of another camp located nearby, Kalamaki (M. Alexandrou, 60065 Platamon). Indicative price of your stay oscillate around 26 € -34 € per day (the price includes the accommodation for two people and the pitch for a camper). There’s a well-equipped shop that’s opened from May to September, where you can buy fresh bread every day. Throughout the year you can freely use the bar, and it’s also allowed to bring a dog.

Holidays in a paradise

As you can see, tourists who come to this region have a chance to see a lot of beautiful places at a time. In Litochoro, apart from climbing or hiking to Mount Olympus and Pierian Mountains, tourists can play tennis at the sport club, ride a horse and jump with a parachute. There are also a few shops where you can buy souvenirs and traditional products, there is also a lot of taverns and restaurants. In short, we will feel with our all senses that we are in a wonderful place. Great food, waves, golden sand under your feet, the sun and the variety of entertainment won’t let us leave without regrets.

Translation: Karolina Strzałkowska

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