Attractions In Pieria & Mount Olympus

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‘Chrysa’ Art Gallery
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Since 1990 the by now well-reputed art gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions by well known and talented local artists.

Alexander The Great International Foundation, Komvos Litochoro
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The non profit organization was created to further the study of Alexander The Great.The foundation’s chief goals include the promotion of health and education, and support for institutions that contribute to the improvement of social, cultural and friendly relations between Greece and other nations. The foundation also aims to maintain the language, history, culture, national identity and traditions of Greeks via the organization of conferences, symposiums, seminars, art and sculpture exhibitions, books and other forms of artistic and intellectual subjects.

Aliki Kitrous
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

This remarkable 15,000 acre large lagoon is home to numerous species, including the Pink Flamingo and a large population of Mediterranean turtles, chiefly owing to the food it produces for them. Five kilometers east of Kitrous beach there’s a alinas Beach is a salt production facility that produces up to 40,000 tons per year from March to October. In the area near the salt marsh is a wetland of international importance with rare birds. In the lagoon one can find the sea lily plant (Pancratium maritimum), a specially adapted species, and until 1989 the area was the nestng ground of the Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus), whose numbers have now significantly dropped. Alyki Kitrous is part of the European ecological Natura 2000 network.

Ancient Quarry of Vria
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

At a challenging road at a distance of 11km from the center of the Vria settlement you will find the ancient quarry, where giant carved marble slabs and columns are scattered in a beech forest. It remains a mystery how these vast, cumbersome pieces were transported to the port from this location.

Ceramic Arts Center
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Set up by Ioannis Stagidis, the ceramic arts center chiefly creates pottery in the Minoan style, even using a kiln whose design is based on the Minoan model.

Dion Archaeological Museum
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Located in the present-day settlement of Dion, only 500 meters from the entrance of the archaeological space, the museum displays finds from various excavations over the years. The finds have been organized according to the areas from which they were excavated on the site, and include discoveries from ancient Pydna and other archaeological spots in Pieria. In the basement visitors can watch an educational film titled «Daily Life in Ancient Dion», and screenings of audiovisual materials related to ancient Dion and Olympus.

Elos Agathoupolis
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Delta of Aliakmonas covers an area of 40,000 stremmata. A great variety of animas live within the dense vegetation surrounding its banks, such as foxes, jackals, badgers, weasels, hares, wild cat and the European ground squirrel.

Enipeas River
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Enipeas is the Pierian river, whch runs through all of Litochoro. Its gorge has become widely knownand draws tourists from far and wide. Its source is at the Prionia point, at an altitude of 1000m, and the water temperature is just above zero Celcius, which means bathers with heart or other health problems should take care if they consider bathing in the natural pools that have fomed. The riverside path is actually one of the most favoured journeys to take in Olympus. If walking the nine kilometer path, which starts at Mili in Litochoro, it takes around 5-6 hours to reach Prionia. The journey is damp, extremely scenic and atmospheric. Many climbers drive up to the Prionia and climb from there to the high mountain peaks.

Fine Arts Association of Pieria
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

With over 70 members from various arts backgrounds (photography, painting, sculpture, mosaics, iconography), the Fine Arts Association of Pieria was founded in 1980 by the famous artist Haritopoulos, and organizes group and individual art exhibitions in galleries around.

Folklore & Historical Museum, Kolindros
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Housed in an impressive 19th Century mansion that belonged to Panayiotis Galatsopoulos, the museum, founded in 1992, is located in Kolindros’ historical center. Visitors can look at a collection of photographs, texts and objects related to the cultural and folklore traditions of Kolindros and the wider Macedonian region throughout the ages. Rare objects, hand-written books, household items, educational texts and handicrafts are shown here, revealing interesting aspects of the locals’ social and family life.

Folklore Museum of the Pontian Union, Katerini
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Pontian Union, founded in 1928, created this museum in 1990 to exhibit approximately 600 items of cultural, social, folklore and historical resonance. Among the items on display presenting the Pontian way of life are traditional costumes, household objects, rooms decorated with Pontian furnishings and decor items, photographs, weavings, and handicrafts. The impressive collection is permanently housed on the second floor of the Pieria Pontian Union building in the center of Katerini, behind the municipal park.

Folklore Museum, Elatochori
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Elatochori Folklore Museum is housed in a hall within the Cultural Center, showing through its exhibition a variety of objects representing the daily life of residents during the old times. It is organized according to different aspects of this theme, displaying household items, functional objects, tools, precious family heirlooms that were donated to the museum and more.

Geological History Museum Olympus
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The family run museum educates visitors on Mount Olympus’s history in terms of its geological evolution. Exhibition items include rocks and minerals sourced from Mount Olympus and fossils from the neighboring area, while also showcasing the flora and fauna of Mt Olympus. Visitors can also explore the sky above Leptokarya through the museum’s telescope.

Kourti Estate «Inovion»
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Kourti «Inovion» vineyards are organically grown, and the wine is made following the organic method, and with a Green Control certification. Until 2007, the wines produced there were characterised as table wine, but from 2008 and on the winery’s labels are listed as Pieria Regional Wine. To visit the winery, call Apostolos Kourtis.

Kremastos Waterfall
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Beautiful to look at as well as offering spectacular views once one manages to climb it, this 1000m high waterfall is reached along the path to Sarakatsana. During winter the water flows more abundantly and 30 m of it can be seen tumbling down from as far as Ritini.

Lazaion Tower
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Lazaion family was one of Milia’s founding families and first residents, who lived in the area for around 150 years, since the beginning of the 17th Century.

Nautical Museum, Litochoro
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Ever since it was founded in 1995, the museum has been showcasing the cultural and nautical history of Litochoro.

Nei Pori
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

There used to be an environmental wetland at the point of the Papapouli river in Pieria’s Nea Pori called Tethys Park. The wetland was created from the flow of the Papapouli river and the effect of the tides of the sea, forming a network of water pockets in land area, becoming home to numerous species of fish, fauna, birds and reptiles. The ongoing combination of fresh and salt water, together with the region’s environmental conditions, have made the wetland into a food rich ecosystem.

Olympus National Park
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Since 1938, the 3.933 hectares of northern slopes and high peaks of Mt Olympus were declared as the National Park, with the aim of preserving the natural environment of the zone. The flora and fauna are of exceptional beauty and value, and it’s no surprise that holidaymakers, sports fanatics and even scientists come from across the planet to see and enjoy the area. The European Community has included Olympus in the list of “The Most Important Bird areas of the European Community”, and in 1981, UNESCO declared Olympus a “Biosphere Reserve”.

Organic Traditional Winery «Terzi Wine»
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Resucitating a winemaking tradition begun by the Terzi family in 1926, the newer generation of winemakers has replanted its vineyards and is today producing a quality organic wine. The winery can be visited by appointment only.

Orlia Waterfall
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Located near Dion, this enchanting natural landmark is in the heart of lush greenery and has a small lake beneath it, under the imposing shadow of Mt Olympus. A wonderful place to hike to and relax or camp out at, especially in summer with a swim in the lake’s crystal waters.

Pieria Eratini Estate
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Winemakers Pavlos Argyropoulos and Andreas Pandos teamed up to produce a surprisingly sophisticated white wine from Assyrtiko, Chardonnay and Malagouzia grapes, called «Eratines Wishes» and two red wines, one of which is the much lauded «Nude King Syrah».

Pieria Mountains
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Pieria mountain is a spectacular Macedonian mountain covered in rich vegetation that’s worth visiting throughout the year. It has an altitude of 2,195 and is covered by both deciduous (beech, oak, sycamore, chestnut) and coniferous (pines, firs, pines, bushes) trees. Pieria is a chilly mountain, rich in springs, streams and waterfalls. The landscape is swathed in outstanding natural beauty and of great ecological interest, ideal for a long leisurely hike or even more adventurous pursuits. The standard reference points for visitors here are the two mountain shelters there: that of Ano Milia, at an altitude of 1000m, which is run by the Alpine Club of Katerini; the European Mountaineering Path E4 passes from there, crossing the Pieria Mountains and continuing to Mt Olympus. The other is at Sarakatsana, at an altitude of 1680m, and acts as a stopover for courses that start from the Ritini and the Paliopanayia position.

The “Karapiperios School” of Byzantine Iconography
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The archaic and traditional art of painting church icons is taught at this school, named after Chrisostomos Kapapiperis. Students are taught the art of making mosaics, iconography, history of church art and theology of painting.

The Aigai Archaeological site
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

This UNESCO Heritage Site, on the foothills of the “Macedonian mount”, is not only of enormous historical importance but also very scenic.

The Baras Plain Tree
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

This is Greece’s largest plain tree, and is over 1000 years old! The tree has a diameter of 5,25m and a perimeter of 16,5m. Sadly, this awesome tree – which fits 25 adults in standing position inside it – has been forgotten and neglected.

Wetlands
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Three large wetlands stretch across tens of thousands of Pierian stremmata, all of great ecological significance. Visitors are often delighted by the beautiful landscapes and the dazzling colours that emerge from the amalgamation of rare plants and water.

The Aigai Archaeological site
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

This UNESCO Heritage Site, on the foothills of the “Macedonian mount”, is not only of enormous historical importance but also very scenic.

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‘Chrysa’ Art Gallery
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Since 1990 the by now well-reputed art gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions by well known and talented local artists.

Ancient Quarry of Vria
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

At a challenging road at a distance of 11km from the center of the Vria settlement you will find the ancient quarry, where giant carved marble slabs and columns are scattered in a beech forest. It remains a mystery how these vast, cumbersome pieces were transported to the port from this location.

Ceramic Arts Center
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Set up by Ioannis Stagidis, the ceramic arts center chiefly creates pottery in the Minoan style, even using a kiln whose design is based on the Minoan model.

Fine Arts Association of Pieria
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

With over 70 members from various arts backgrounds (photography, painting, sculpture, mosaics, iconography), the Fine Arts Association of Pieria was founded in 1980 by the famous artist Haritopoulos, and organizes group and individual art exhibitions in galleries around.

Lazaion Tower
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Lazaion family was one of Milia’s founding families and first residents, who lived in the area for around 150 years, since the beginning of the 17th Century.

The “Karapiperios School” of Byzantine Iconography
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The archaic and traditional art of painting church icons is taught at this school, named after Chrisostomos Kapapiperis. Students are taught the art of making mosaics, iconography, history of church art and theology of painting.

The Baras Plain Tree
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

This is Greece’s largest plain tree, and is over 1000 years old! The tree has a diameter of 5,25m and a perimeter of 16,5m. Sadly, this awesome tree – which fits 25 adults in standing position inside it – has been forgotten and neglected.

Alexander The Great International Foundation, Komvos Litochoro
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The non profit organization was created to further the study of Alexander The Great.The foundation’s chief goals include the promotion of health and education, and support for institutions that contribute to the improvement of social, cultural and friendly relations between Greece and other nations. The foundation also aims to maintain the language, history, culture, national identity and traditions of Greeks via the organization of conferences, symposiums, seminars, art and sculpture exhibitions, books and other forms of artistic and intellectual subjects.

Dion Archaeological Museum
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Located in the present-day settlement of Dion, only 500 meters from the entrance of the archaeological space, the museum displays finds from various excavations over the years. The finds have been organized according to the areas from which they were excavated on the site, and include discoveries from ancient Pydna and other archaeological spots in Pieria. In the basement visitors can watch an educational film titled «Daily Life in Ancient Dion», and screenings of audiovisual materials related to ancient Dion and Olympus.

Folklore & Historical Museum, Kolindros
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Housed in an impressive 19th Century mansion that belonged to Panayiotis Galatsopoulos, the museum, founded in 1992, is located in Kolindros’ historical center. Visitors can look at a collection of photographs, texts and objects related to the cultural and folklore traditions of Kolindros and the wider Macedonian region throughout the ages. Rare objects, hand-written books, household items, educational texts and handicrafts are shown here, revealing interesting aspects of the locals’ social and family life.

Folklore Museum of the Pontian Union, Katerini
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Pontian Union, founded in 1928, created this museum in 1990 to exhibit approximately 600 items of cultural, social, folklore and historical resonance. Among the items on display presenting the Pontian way of life are traditional costumes, household objects, rooms decorated with Pontian furnishings and decor items, photographs, weavings, and handicrafts. The impressive collection is permanently housed on the second floor of the Pieria Pontian Union building in the center of Katerini, behind the municipal park.

Folklore Museum, Elatochori
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Elatochori Folklore Museum is housed in a hall within the Cultural Center, showing through its exhibition a variety of objects representing the daily life of residents during the old times. It is organized according to different aspects of this theme, displaying household items, functional objects, tools, precious family heirlooms that were donated to the museum and more.

Geological History Museum Olympus
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The family run museum educates visitors on Mount Olympus’s history in terms of its geological evolution. Exhibition items include rocks and minerals sourced from Mount Olympus and fossils from the neighboring area, while also showcasing the flora and fauna of Mt Olympus. Visitors can also explore the sky above Leptokarya through the museum’s telescope.

Nautical Museum, Litochoro
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Ever since it was founded in 1995, the museum has been showcasing the cultural and nautical history of Litochoro.

Aliki Kitrous
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

This remarkable 15,000 acre large lagoon is home to numerous species, including the Pink Flamingo and a large population of Mediterranean turtles, chiefly owing to the food it produces for them. Five kilometers east of Kitrous beach there’s a alinas Beach is a salt production facility that produces up to 40,000 tons per year from March to October. In the area near the salt marsh is a wetland of international importance with rare birds. In the lagoon one can find the sea lily plant (Pancratium maritimum), a specially adapted species, and until 1989 the area was the nestng ground of the Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus), whose numbers have now significantly dropped. Alyki Kitrous is part of the European ecological Natura 2000 network.

Elos Agathoupolis
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Delta of Aliakmonas covers an area of 40,000 stremmata. A great variety of animas live within the dense vegetation surrounding its banks, such as foxes, jackals, badgers, weasels, hares, wild cat and the European ground squirrel.

Enipeas River
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Enipeas is the Pierian river, whch runs through all of Litochoro. Its gorge has become widely knownand draws tourists from far and wide. Its source is at the Prionia point, at an altitude of 1000m, and the water temperature is just above zero Celcius, which means bathers with heart or other health problems should take care if they consider bathing in the natural pools that have fomed. The riverside path is actually one of the most favoured journeys to take in Olympus. If walking the nine kilometer path, which starts at Mili in Litochoro, it takes around 5-6 hours to reach Prionia. The journey is damp, extremely scenic and atmospheric. Many climbers drive up to the Prionia and climb from there to the high mountain peaks.

Kremastos Waterfall
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Beautiful to look at as well as offering spectacular views once one manages to climb it, this 1000m high waterfall is reached along the path to Sarakatsana. During winter the water flows more abundantly and 30 m of it can be seen tumbling down from as far as Ritini.

Nei Pori
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

There used to be an environmental wetland at the point of the Papapouli river in Pieria’s Nea Pori called Tethys Park. The wetland was created from the flow of the Papapouli river and the effect of the tides of the sea, forming a network of water pockets in land area, becoming home to numerous species of fish, fauna, birds and reptiles. The ongoing combination of fresh and salt water, together with the region’s environmental conditions, have made the wetland into a food rich ecosystem.

Olympus National Park
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Since 1938, the 3.933 hectares of northern slopes and high peaks of Mt Olympus were declared as the National Park, with the aim of preserving the natural environment of the zone. The flora and fauna are of exceptional beauty and value, and it’s no surprise that holidaymakers, sports fanatics and even scientists come from across the planet to see and enjoy the area. The European Community has included Olympus in the list of “The Most Important Bird areas of the European Community”, and in 1981, UNESCO declared Olympus a “Biosphere Reserve”.

Orlia Waterfall
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Located near Dion, this enchanting natural landmark is in the heart of lush greenery and has a small lake beneath it, under the imposing shadow of Mt Olympus. A wonderful place to hike to and relax or camp out at, especially in summer with a swim in the lake’s crystal waters.

Pieria Mountains
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Pieria mountain is a spectacular Macedonian mountain covered in rich vegetation that’s worth visiting throughout the year. It has an altitude of 2,195 and is covered by both deciduous (beech, oak, sycamore, chestnut) and coniferous (pines, firs, pines, bushes) trees. Pieria is a chilly mountain, rich in springs, streams and waterfalls. The landscape is swathed in outstanding natural beauty and of great ecological interest, ideal for a long leisurely hike or even more adventurous pursuits. The standard reference points for visitors here are the two mountain shelters there: that of Ano Milia, at an altitude of 1000m, which is run by the Alpine Club of Katerini; the European Mountaineering Path E4 passes from there, crossing the Pieria Mountains and continuing to Mt Olympus. The other is at Sarakatsana, at an altitude of 1680m, and acts as a stopover for courses that start from the Ritini and the Paliopanayia position.

Wetlands
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Three large wetlands stretch across tens of thousands of Pierian stremmata, all of great ecological significance. Visitors are often delighted by the beautiful landscapes and the dazzling colours that emerge from the amalgamation of rare plants and water.

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Alexander The Great International Foundation, Komvos Litochoro
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The non profit organization was created to further the study of Alexander The Great.The foundation’s chief goals include the promotion of health and education, and support for institutions that contribute to the improvement of social, cultural and friendly relations between Greece and other nations. The foundation also aims to maintain the language, history, culture, national identity and traditions of Greeks via the organization of conferences, symposiums, seminars, art and sculpture exhibitions, books and other forms of artistic and intellectual subjects.

Ancient Quarry of Vria
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

At a challenging road at a distance of 11km from the center of the Vria settlement you will find the ancient quarry, where giant carved marble slabs and columns are scattered in a beech forest. It remains a mystery how these vast, cumbersome pieces were transported to the port from this location.

Geological History Museum Olympus
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The family run museum educates visitors on Mount Olympus’s history in terms of its geological evolution. Exhibition items include rocks and minerals sourced from Mount Olympus and fossils from the neighboring area, while also showcasing the flora and fauna of Mt Olympus. Visitors can also explore the sky above Leptokarya through the museum’s telescope.

Olympus National Park
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Since 1938, the 3.933 hectares of northern slopes and high peaks of Mt Olympus were declared as the National Park, with the aim of preserving the natural environment of the zone. The flora and fauna are of exceptional beauty and value, and it’s no surprise that holidaymakers, sports fanatics and even scientists come from across the planet to see and enjoy the area. The European Community has included Olympus in the list of “The Most Important Bird areas of the European Community”, and in 1981, UNESCO declared Olympus a “Biosphere Reserve”.

The Aigai Archaeological site
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

This UNESCO Heritage Site, on the foothills of the “Macedonian mount”, is not only of enormous historical importance but also very scenic.

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Kourti Estate «Inovion»
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Kourti «Inovion» vineyards are organically grown, and the wine is made following the organic method, and with a Green Control certification. Until 2007, the wines produced there were characterised as table wine, but from 2008 and on the winery’s labels are listed as Pieria Regional Wine. To visit the winery, call Apostolos Kourtis.

Organic Traditional Winery «Terzi Wine»
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Resucitating a winemaking tradition begun by the Terzi family in 1926, the newer generation of winemakers has replanted its vineyards and is today producing a quality organic wine. The winery can be visited by appointment only.

Pieria Eratini Estate
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Winemakers Pavlos Argyropoulos and Andreas Pandos teamed up to produce a surprisingly sophisticated white wine from Assyrtiko, Chardonnay and Malagouzia grapes, called «Eratines Wishes» and two red wines, one of which is the much lauded «Nude King Syrah».