Platamonas - Attractions


Most people know the Olympus of Greek mythology. Others have heard about him from the narratives of visitors. But however seductive it may be a myth, as though it is flattering information the fact that the visitor will encounter more beautiful.

Few places combine endless beaches of golden sand and clear sea, mountains, history and natural beauty, excellent tourist organization and affordable - and all on excellent transport infrastructure, which make traveling case minutes. Pieria has full transportation infrastructure, with national highway, provincial and interprovincial roads, buses and railways.

The traditional settlements, which lay in Olympus and Pieria, is easily accessible and reward visitors with its breathtaking natural scenery. Surrounded by stunning forests, characterized by Macedonians interesting architecture, in which there is a stone, and preserve aspects of traditional life. Such is a traditional village and Old Panteleimon. At an altitude of 500 meters, overlooking the sea near the coast, is known for its architecture and is ideal for hiking. As well as the traditional village Veterans Resources, which is at an altitude of 450 meters, with stone houses of the 17th and 18th century, surrounded by woods and old churches. Adjacent to the wetlands of New Resources and is located near the coast.

Major center of interest is the Dion for foreign tourists and locals. Each year thousands of tourists visit the Archaeological Site (Archaeological Park) and the Archaeological Museum to admire the findings of leris city of the Macedonians. In summer the Ancient Theatre of Dion, revived with performances and concerts given under the Olympus Festival.

Moreover, in ancient Livithra, between the Old and Hazel Skotina, Orpheus founded Telesterion mysteries and taught the worship of Dionysus. Known is the existence of the magnetic field near the Livithra.

Finally, well-known monument of Pieria is the Castle of Platamonas the southeastern slope of Mt. The castle was originally built by the Byzantines and reformed by the Franks in the early 13th. Today has been restored and hosts music concerts and cultural events.