Places to visit
There is a place somewhere that every evening rests in the shadows of Olympus, the mountain of the gods. There is a place somewhere on earth that is forever flirting with the liquid lures of the sea in Thermaikos Gulf. It is here in the mythical region of Pieria. In the kingdoms of Zeus and Poseidon where the past lives harmoniously with the present being an attractive challenge to the visitor.
For those seeking adventure and touring there is always Olympus with each enchanting ridges and peaks and the traditional villages of old Poroi, Panteleimon and Skotina, idyllic Platamon with each medieval castle, picturesque Litochoro, the green valley of Tempi, the archaeological sites of Dion and Vergina and the magnificent rocks of the monastic community of Meteora. All of them just a stone’s throw away from your basis, the Hotel Afrodite.
The Metéora is a formation of immense monolithic pillars and hills like huge rounded boulders dominate the local area. It is also associated with one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second in importance only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock …View More
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Dio-Olympos, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It is located at the base of Mount Olympus, on the western shore of the …View More
The Vale of Tempe is a gorge in the Tempi municipality of northern Thessaly, Greece, located between Olympus to the north and Ossa to the south. The valley is 10 kilometers long and as narrow as 25 meters in places, with cliffs nearly 500 meters high, and through it flows the Pineios River on its …View More
Palioi Poroi is a village of the Dio-Olympos municipality. Before the 2011 local government reform it was part of the municipality of East Olympos, of which it was a municipal district. The settlement of Neoi Poroi had a population of 23 inhabitants as of 2011. Palioi Poroi is a part of the community of Poroi. …View More
Modern Dion or Dio is a village located at the foot of Mount Olympus and in the municipality of Dio-Olympos. It is best known for its great ancient Macedonian sanctuary of Zeus and city, much of which is visible in the archaeological park and the Archaeological Museum of Dion. The ancient city owes its name …View More