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Litochoro beach – Plaka

Plaka is a natural cove and is known as the harbour of Litochoro. Its long-stretching pebbly beach surrounded by natural rocks and shady plane trees compose an impressive picture.

New monastery of Agios Dionysios

To the north of Litochoro lies the new Monastery of Agios Dionysios, where the monks of the old monastery were transferred after the latter was blown up by the German occupation forces in 1943. The new Monastery, which used to be the dependency of the historic monastery, keeps the relics that were saved from the fire (manuscripts, icons, crosses, etc.).

Olympus National Park Information Center

The first introduction to the mountain of gods takes place at the Olympus National Park Information Center, located in Litochoro. Through a plethora of digital images, exhibits, multimedia apps and slideshows, visitors can derive a wealth of useful information regarding paths and routes, data on landscape morphology, fauna, flora, climate, the history of the first ascent, etc. The center also provides, upon request, organized tours with its certified mountain guides.

Litochoro

Litochoro is the big traditional settlement of northeast Olympus. It offers a harmonious combination of mountain and sea, historic tradition and traditional architecture with natural beauty. Litochoro, next to the gorge of river Enipeas, has all the contemporary infrastructure to serve the needs of its many visitors, and preserves the style of the old village and Macedonian architecture. Tradition has it that it was built by the people of the ancient neighbouring city of Pimpleia, after its destruction by the swollen river. Historic testimonies date the founding of the settlement to Byzantine times, in the 14th century; in the ensuing centuries, during the Turkish occupation, trade and shipping developed in Litochoro. The cultural and economic growth of the city is testified by the many churches and stone schools. Litochoro, although far from the sea, was a renowned shipping centre for centuries. The city that resides in the shadow of Olympus was a centre of national movements from the period of the Greek War of Independence to the National Resistance.

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