Litochoro

In Olympus' shadow, Litochoro stands out for its elegant blending of mountain and sea, jungly green beaches, as well as for its delicious food.

Litochoro Attractions

Platamon Castle, East Olympos

Medieval fortress that dominates the landscape of Platamonas and has a great history. Definitely stop by for a picture as the place is not open to public.

Litochoro Municipal Park

By the central road at the center of the town, it combines the green landscape with the maritime museum, the playground, and the fountain.

Archaeological Site of Dion

Wandering through the partly-restored ruins of this ancient Macedonian town is one thing. The views of an imposing Mount Olympus is another.

Agios Nikolaos Church

Church dedicated to the patron saint of the naval at the center of the town. Founded in 1580 but it was renovated three times since then.

Agia Marina Chapel

Small chapel close to the entrance of the town that hosts several weddings and baptize ceremonies during the summer season.

Litochoro Things to Do

A snowy slope of Elatochori ski resort with ski-lovers going downhill under the sun shining.
distant ≈ 48.2km

Elatochóri Ski Center

A relatively new ski resort located close to a historic and picturesque village. It is small but good enough for a few days.

The front side and the main entrance of the Holy Shrine of Agia Paraskevi in Tempi.
photo: Lemur12 / CC BY 2.0
hidden gem
distant ≈ 36.6km

St. Paraskevi Holy Shrine Tempi

If you're traveling between Athens and Thessaloniki, this chapel is an ideal stop. A fantastic environment with a river and spring water from Mount Olympus.

A picture showing the waterslides and a part of the facilities of the Waterpark Kariba at Paralia of Katerini.
distant ≈ 27.4km
temp. closed

Kariba Water Gamepark

Many waterslides suitable for children over 7 years old, a well as other entertaining and adventurous games in the Kariba Water Gamepark.

The inner yard, the main church, and the surrounding buildings of the old monastery of St. Dionysios.
hidden gem

Old Monastery of St. Dionysios of Olympus

At the foothills of the highest Greek mountain, this monastery stands out for its beauty and relics. There is a small cave-church within walking distance.

Suspension bridge in Tempi Valley, that connects one bank of the Pinios River with the of Shrine of Agia Paraskevi area.
distant ≈ 36.6km

Tempe Valley

At the foot of Olympus and partitioned by a river, this place has an almost mythological aura, especially some mornings when it's shrouded in mist.

A picture of the exterior of the Kanalon monastery surrounded by the dense vegetation of the area.
photo: Hermann Hammer

Kanalon Monastery, Karya

An old and historical monastery hidden in the dense vegetation of the southern part of Mount Olympus. It's worth a visit.

Litochoro Museums

Litochoro Beaches

The long beach of Nei (Neoi) Pori with a lifeguard tower close to the sea and the Mount Olympos in the background.
photo: BANÁR / CC BY 3.0
distant ≈ 26.3km

Nei (Neoi) Pori Beach, East Olympos

Wide & long blue-flag beach of 5 km takes advantage of the amenities offered by the hotels, bars, and restaurants of the local settlement.

A picture of the beach of Skotina at east Olympos with the Castle of Platamonas in the background.
photo: Zdvihak / CC BY 3.0

Skotina Beach, East Olympos

Fine golden-sand beach that is more than 2 km long, is blue-flag awarded and stands for its quality infrastructure and its lifeguard service.

Some steps leading to a part of Platamon beach among the dense vegetation.
distant ≈ 22.7km

Platamonas Beach, East Olympos

Combining the green of the trees with the blue of the sea, while being next to a medieval castle and having Mount Olympus in the background.

A beach volley court, a blue flag sign, and numerous umbrellas and sunbeds at the Korinos beach of Katerini.
photo: Lemur12 / CC BY 3.0
distant ≈ 33.8km

Korinos Beach, Katerini

Α less crowded option than other Katerini beaches with fine sand and shallow waters compose an ideal choice for families & tranquility seekers.

Leptokarya Beach, East Olympos

Sandy and small pebble beach of the settlement located at the foothills of mount Olympus includes excellent infrastructure and facilities.

Panteleimonas Beach, East Olympos

Organized sand & small pebble beach where tall trees are reaching the coast and the nearby castle of Platamon offers a great view.

A picture showing the beach of Olympiaki Akti (Katerinoskala) with many people enjoying the sun and the sea.
distant ≈ 24.8km

Olympiaki Akti (Katerinoskala) Beach

Well-organized, sandy, and shallow beach that is 4 km long and attracts many families with children.

A photo showing many umbrellas and sunbeds at the beach of Nea Mesangala at Tempi (Kato Olympos).
distant ≈ 33.7km

Nea Mesangala Beach, Kato Olimpos

Organised beach located close to Pinios river delta, offers many amenities and accommodation options.

An image that depicts a part of the beach of Stomio in the region of Agia (Evrymenes).
distant ≈ 46.1km

Stomio Beach, Evrymenes

Beach of the settlement that is located south of the Pinios delta and stands for the stream that separates the coast from the mainland.

Litochoro Day Trips

Katerini

A cute town made more interesting by many choices present close by: beaches, an impressive medieval castle, and almighty Olympus, Home of the Gods.

Paralia Katerini

The beach of Katerini is so popular that, in time, it grew into a village offering accommodation, restaurants, and other services to those visiting.

A rural narrow road among the dense vegetation and the mountain range of Olympus in the background..
photo: afilitos

Mount Olympus

Home of the Greek Gods and numerous endemic species, Olympus is just excellent for trekking. Do not skip a visit to Dion - you will love it.

Questions & Answers about Litochoro

Why Visit Litochoro?
  • Famous tourist resort with traditional architecture, nice tavernas, and easy access.
  • The starting point for all who want to climb or hike on the Mount Olympus.
  • Combining the mountainous landscape with amazing sea views.
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