It stretches up the mountainside of Olympus’ highest peak (Mytikas, 2,918 m.), yet Litochoro is only a few kilometers away from the sea and that makes it the perfect tourist destination any time of the year!

This picturesque town was built following the traditional architecture of Macedonia and the variations of lush vegetation surrounding it enhance the area’s aesthetic harmony.

 

Highlights:

  • Katounia park
  • Sports and cultural center
  • Waterfalls of Enipea
  • Maritime Museum
  • Remarkable religious monuments and pilgrimage places
  • Lovely panoramic view
  • Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum
  • Olympus National Park

Katounia park

At the entrance of the village, there is the Katounia Park, which in winter is suitable for photos with a background of snow-capped pine trees. 

Waterfalls of Enipea

The international hiking path E4 starts in the area of Myloi (400m) and is one of the entrances into the National Park from the town of Litochoro. The path passes through the stunning Enipea Canyon and is well preserved with clear markings and informative signs. After many ascents and descents, the path ends in Prionia at the Enipea springs (1100m). The path starts along Enipea Canyon to the left of the river and halfway along the route it crosses the canyon seven times across beautiful wooden bridges thus sometimes having the river on the right and others on the left. In the second half of the route is Agio Spilaio, where Saint Dionysios lived as an ascetic and then after another 20 minutes or so the path reaches Agios Dionysios Monastery which is well worth a visit and is open from April to October. Leaving the monastery behind and continuing along the path after approximately 10 minutes the path begins to descend to the left and after a few minutes arrives at the spectacular Enipea waterfalls.

Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum of Litohoro founded in 2004 and is housed in a building in the municipality Litochoro Dion Olympus. The purpose of the Maritime Museum of Litohoro is the search, collection, maintenance, preservation, and exhibition of objects/exhibits relating to the maritime history of Litohoro and its role in the course of history from the past until today. Also, its purpose/role is through the tours to educate on the maritime heritage and love of new maritime and shipping. In the two halls of the Maritime Museum of Litohoro, one may find exposed replicas of authentic wooden ships, old measuring instruments, books, ship bridge representation (control systems) and more.

Remarkable religious monuments and pilgrimage places

At the western end of a small town, among the last houses, is the picturesque chapel of Agia Paraskevi. In the grove of Agii Apostoli you will see the homonymous church and you will enjoy the iced water of Olympus in the tap there. At the highest point of this route is the chapel of Prophet Elias, from where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the area.

Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum

Within the grounds, you can visit the Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum where there are historic manuscripts on display as well as rare church vessels and vestments. There is also a small church under the huge plane tree, dedicated to Agios [Saint] Kosmas Aitolos who preached under the shade of this tree in the times of the Ottoman Occupation.

Olympus National Park

In 1938, Olympus, the highest Greek mountain(and the second higher of the Balkans), the residence of the twelve ancient gods, was the first area which was declared as a National Park. About 50 years ago a special regime was enforced to protect this unique part of our country. The aim was the preservation of the natural environment; of the flora, fauna and natural landscapes, as well as of its cultural and other values. The terrain contains many charming and splendid features amongst which are sheer rocky peaks, deep gorges, alpine fields, and thick forest all combining to create the rare magic of Mount Olympus. In total there are 52 peaks ranging from altitudes of 760 m to 2918 m which combined with the sheer ravines create scenes of unique beauty. 

Mount Olympus has an extensive network of trails and its total length exceeding 160km. Trails and subsequent hiking routes of Mount Olympus have originated since antiquity covering the majority of the mountain's broader area as they have been used through the years for religious purposes, for logging, for hunting, for livestock and since the 1950's for recreation (hiking, alpinism, trail running, mountain biking). The overall difficulty of the hiking routes generally expressed by the distance, the elevation gain and the technical parts involved, demonstrates a great variety. As far as the connection of Mount Olympus to other Greek mountains and ranges is concerned the European Trail E4 runs through Mount Olympus in an east-west direction, whereas the national O2 trail runs along a north-south direction. Multi-day treks are slowly gaining popularity being aided by the existence of the 6 organized refuges and 5 emergency huts (bivouacs) spread around the mountain.  

What to expect

  • Katounia park
  • Sports and cultural center
  • Waterfalls of Enipea
  • Maritime Museum
  • Remarkable religious monuments and pilgrimage places
  • Lovely panoramic view
  • Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum
  • Olympus National Park

Who it's for

Our trips are designed for private and corporate groups looking to explore the beauties of Greece while enjoying a ride.

Itinerary

  • 4 nights accommodation in a traditional guesthouse or 4* hotel, bed & breakfast basis
  • Maps and detailed travel information
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number

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