Livithra was as ancient city situated at the foot of Mt. Olympus. The city was completely destroyed due to an overflow of Sys river which archaeologists estimate coincides with today’s Ziliana stream, in the gorge of Kanala. Archaeological excavations have revealed parts of the wall, the acropolis, tombs, house floors, coins and statuettes. Tradition has it that Livithra is the place where the mythical musician Orpheus died.
Approaching the archaeological site of Livithra is challenging and it is therefore accessible only on foot and through a magnificent plain tree forest (a declared natural monument) on the side of Leptokarya.