Pieria, Greece (at Mount Olympus)
Each year, the prefecture of Pieria attracts many visitors from near and far, visiting the numerous historical treasures, as well as the archaeological sites of excavation, which testify to the ancient history and culture of the Greeks.
Not only the castle of Platamonas, but also the significant finds of a settlement from the Neolithic period in Makrigialos as well as the discoveries during the archaeological excavations in Pydna and Dion, inspire countless visitors again and again to the new. Numerous monasteries and churches and impressive Byzantine buildings also testify to a two-thousand-year Christian tradition of the Greeks.
The coast of Pieria is not only uniquely beautiful, it also extends over several kilometers. Therefore, it opens up a variety of holiday opportunities. On a length of more than 70 kilometers it extends from the coastal town of Nei Pori, passes the slopes of the legendary Mount Olympus, to the town of Methoni and the water reserve of Aliakmonas.
Broad, beautiful golden sandy beaches, alternate with - in places - fine pebble beaches. It is not uncommon to find shores covered with trees and pine forests - these the greens reaches to the beach.
This beach finally loses itself slowly in the shallow, deep blue, warm water.
Most of the waterfront areas are populated, very well developed for tourists and show a quite cosmopolitan way of life. Enjoy the Greek nightlife and spend a relaxing holiday in a beautiful environment.
The Pierian shores offer you unique holiday opportunities, because the most seaside resorts and beaches are to reach easy and safe.
The coastal zone is typical for a mild climate. In summertime, the heat is mitigated by a light wind from the sea. In the inland, especially in the mountainous part, the climate is rougher, especially in winter.
Archaeological and historical sights.
- Dion, archaeological site and museum
- Litochoro, townscape
- Pydna, ancient archaeological site
- Platamonas, byzantine castle (Kastron)
- Olymp, National Park / mountaineering
- Paralia, seaside resort of Katerini
- Agia Kori, chapel at the foot of Mount Olympus
The beautiful sandy beach in Alikes Kitrous is located near the ancient city of Pydna.
Since years the sandy beach of Leptokaria with its fine pebbles has been awarded with the European Blue Flag. Leptokaria was founded at the foot of the wooded Olymps.
Neos Panteleimonas (or Paralia Pandeleimona), with its 120,000 visitors a year - especially in the summer months - a preferred seaside resort on the Greek coast.