Travel to Litochoro, the place of Olympian beauty and charm
In the shadow of the imposing Olympus and close to Katerini and the endless coastline of Pieria is Litochoro, a picturesque and beautiful town with a long history and one of the most popular destinations in central Macedonia. Endowed by nature with a generous landscape of snow-capped peaks, wooded steep slopes and endless blue beaches and with an excellent network of tourist infrastructure within it, Litochoro stands out as a top travel choice, ideal for all kinds of excursions to nature and history, guaranteeing every visitor a journey of great demands.
A sample of exceptional Macedonian traditional architecture, the old settlement of Litochoro welcomes every visitor, challenging him to tour the narrow cobbled alleys, picturesque squares (mpaeria) and its neighborhoods and to be impressed by the stone mansions, which with their imposing architectural appearance of another era, they reveal the authenticity of the folk tradition.
The commercial center of the village (bazaar) dominates the square of Platanos and Horostasi, a place, always, of meeting and festival, at a time when remarkable monuments of religious interest complete the list of important sights of the area.
The monastery of Agios Dionysios of Mount Olympus undoubtedly causes moments of contemplation and respect, as much as from the chapel of the prophet Elias the view to the city is magnificent. The Naval Museum captures the glorious naval tradition of Litochoro, at a time when Katounia Park is being transformed into a place of relaxation and recreation. The nearby beaches in Variko, Gritsa and Plaka with their transparent waters compete in beauty with the imposing Olympus, which reveals its majestic beauty, through exploratory routes and many other activities (climbing, climbing, hiking, canoeing), which starting from Litochoro, prove the reason why the trip to the area offers a perfect travel experience.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine in Litochoro offers a wide range of rich flavors and excellent quality local ingredients. Meat, cheese products and pies in various variations are at the forefront, as well as fish dishes, combined with local retsina.
When to visit Litochoro
The proximity of Litochoro to Olympus and the huge coastline of Pieria makes it an ideal tourist destination throughout the year. Ideally choose the period from late spring to late autumn.
How to move to Litochorο
Moving from/ to Litochoro
Litochoro is 92 km away from Thessaloniki, 23km from Katerini and 65km from Larissa. Go to Litochoro by road through the Thessaloniki-Athens National Road to the Litochoro junction and then turn towards the exit for Olympus-Litochoro.
Transportation in Litochoro
Discover the special beauties of the traditional settlement walking in its narrow and picturesque alleys and squares, while for excursions to the surrounding area and in places of tourist interest, prefer to travel by car.