AREA

DISCOVER OLYMPUS RIVIERA

There are at least 16 reasons that make Pieria’s 16 beaches unrivaled.

Welcome to Pieria.

16 organized beaches, each with it's own character, stretched out in succession along a distance of 70 kilometers, allowing you to enjoy all the benefits from different, yet neighboring locations, while ensuring a variety of choices.

The length of the sea front, the abundant, golden sand, the quality of the water, the unrepeatable combination of coastline and mountainous massifs, changes in landscape, easy road and rail access, facilities for small craft, the alternation between quiet and cosmopolitan life, the diversity of flora and fauna, hotel infrastructure, the range of cuisine and entertainment, the wealth of sporting activities available, countless sites of cultural and ecological interest, well organized shopping facilities and the range of towns dotted along the coast.

01. EXPLORE

Mt. OLYMPUS

Hiking at the mountain of the gods

You may have already decided that you’re going to sit on the throne of Zeus with all Greece at your feet. Central Greece’s highest and most majestic mountain, Olympus, is a world in itself. And there is much to discover even if you don’t make it to the top: gentle paths, hidden corners, towering trees, unique wildflowers and wild rocks, below and above the clouds. You can explore the foothills by car or mountain bike, but the greatest rewards will go to the brave few who will conquer it's peaks.

Mt. ATHOS

The isolated monastery

Mount Athos is one of the most important centres of the Orthodox Christian world, consisting of 20 monasteries and approximately 2,000 monks. Located on a Greek peninsula, it is home to the oldest surviving monastic community on Earth. The way of life for the monks is practically unchanged since the first monks arrived in the ninth century. Most of the monks live within the walls of their chosen monastery, but others choose to live in complete isolation, away from any distractions. Women are not allowed within 500 metres of the shore.

02. DISCOVER
03. ADMIRE

SCUBA DIVING

Dive into serenity

Underwater, you're weightless. Sound is muted, distant. Particles eddy and disburse. Beneath the sea is a world that is dreamlike and magical, filled with unexpected color, haunted by shadows of sound. Some of the best places for snorkeling and scuba diving in Pieria are located just in front of the coast line. The dive sites around this region are characterised by its sandy bottom and the water temperature varies between 15 and 24 degrees Celsius. Dives take place in rock formations or artificial reefs.The water visibility is usually good and the average visibility is within 7-8 meters, often reaching up to 10 meters.

Most famous locations.

Paralia

Accessible by: Car, Bus, Taxi

Paralia is situated on the west coast of the Thermaicos Gulf

It lies 2 km east of Kallithea, 5 km south of Korinos and 8 km east of Katerini. Motorway 1 and the Piraeus–Platy railway (nearest station at Katerini) pass west of the village. Paralia has a small port.

Olympic Beach

Accessible by: Car, Bus, Taxi

Olympiaki Akti (Greek: Ολυμπιακή Ακτή), or Olympic Beach, is a resort town in the eastern part of the regional unit of Pieria in Greece. Its beach is part of the Olympian Riviera. The Thermian Gulf is situated to the east. The entire coastline is sand. The town is located 2 km S of Paralia, 5 km E of Katerini.

Katerini

Accessible by: Car, Bus, Taxi

The focus of all activities in Pieria is the capital of the Prefecture, Katerini. It is the prefecture administrative center, seat of the Prefecture Government Authority and pole of economic activity.It has a strong tourist infrastructure and experienced travel agencies only too willing to help you get about. The local range of shops is extensive, capable of covering all needs.

Dion

Accessible by: Car, Bus, Taxi

Dion, an archaeological site of international repute, the “City of Zeus”, the sacred city of the ancient Macedonians, lies on the northeastern slopes of Olympus. Within the bounds of the archaeological park one can stroll among the finds and visit the nearby museum. Many years of extensive excavations have brought to light a plethora of significant finds.

Litohoro

Accessible by: Car, Bus, Taxi

Litochoro is a historic town with houses in the Macedonian architectural style, narrow cobbled streets and many chapels. A resort with extensive tourist infrastructure it lies just 5 km from sea. An ideal starting point for the Enipeas Gorge and mountain climbing towards the peaks of Olympus.

Mt. Olympus

Accessible by: Car, Bus.

From Homer’s time right up to the present day, poets and artists have not ceased to sing and praise Mount Olympus, and the simple fact that the representatives of a great historical civilization such as Greek civilization imagined Olympus as the home of their gods is indicative of the awe that this mountainous massively inspires.

Leptokaria

Accessible by: Car, Bus, Taxi

Leptokaria lies on the coast of Aegean Sea, under the Mount Olympos. It is located near ancient Livithra, allegedly the home of Orpheus, major figure in the Greek Mythology. Since the major events and customs in the town is the revival of division of Orpheus

Every summer the beach attracts visitors from Greece and abroad.

Platamonas

Accessible by: Car, Bus, Taxi

Platamon is regarded as one of the most significant tourist destinations in Pieria. The town is home to numerous restaurants, cafeterias, hotels and camping resorts. The Platamon Castle is a Crusader castle (built between 1204 and 1222) in northern Greece and is located southeast of Mount Olympus, in a strategic position which controls the exit of the Tempe valley, through which passes the main road connecting Macedonia with Thessaly and southern Greece. The tower, which overlooks the highway, is an imposing medieval fortress.

Access – Transportation information.

By Bus
From Athens and Thessaloniki

Pieria KTEL (Public Bus Service)
www.ktelpierias.gr - 0030 23510 23313

Thessaloniki KTEL (Public Bus Service)
Macedonia Public Bus Service - 0030 2310 595428

Athens KTEL (Public Bus Service)-Liosia station
0030 210 8317059

By Train

TrainOSE
Routs- Customer Service Center: 14511

By Plane

Nearest airport “Macedonia” in Thessaloniki

Our travel agency is located at Paralia of Katerini, in the world famous Olympus Riviera. Our agency offers a wide range of travel services.

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