Situated in the famous Olympic Riviera, in the center of Paralia Panteleimonas, where the ancient Greek town “Heraklia” used to be. A 3km coastal beach is revealed to you just under the castle of Platamon, awarded with the “Blue Flag” by the European Union, due to the purity of the waters and the sandy coast.
An annual Festival of music and theatre which takes place at the Ancient Theatre of Dion in Pieria, northern Greece. Many Greek singers, actors and actresses took part at the Olympus Festival during its 30 years of operation. The Olympus Festival takes place every summer in the town of Dion.
Mt. Olympus’ wonderful nature of rich flora (over 1700 species, more than 20 of which endemic) and fauna (more than 30 species of mammals, 100 species of birds, 18 species of reptiles) left the modern Greeks with no choice but to proclaim it the first National Forest in 1938.
The Platamon Castle is a Crusader castle (built between 1204 and 1222) in northern Greece and is located southeast of Mount Olympus, in a strategic position which controls the exit of the Tempe valley, through which passes the main road connecting Macedonia with Thessaly and southern Greece.
Meteora is the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they form one of the most important stations of cultural map of Greece.
Today’s Vergina (Ancient Aigai), in the foothills of Mt. Pieria, was the first capital of ancient kingdom of Macedonia, called Aigai. The site of the Royal Tombs under a modern roof hosts the main excavation, as well as an exhibition of the major finds from the burials. It is protected by UNESCO as world cultural heritage and comprises a unique discovery of an enormous universal impact.
Now that you’re here, why not head up to Palios Panteleimon? The beauty of Macedonia unfolds at your feet. This listed village has been called the Balcony of Olympus. You’ll travel back in time walking from the old village to the square filled with humongous plane trees. the views in this timeless place are stunning, too.
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years, and the earliest human presence around the 11th–7th millennium BC.
Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and the most important centre of the area. Built near the sea, it is a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special beauty and charm. Thessaloniki, with its host of Byzantine monuments, justifiably is considered an open-air museum of Byzantine art.