Olympus’ vast coastline
A 70 km coastline stretches beneath the mythical Mt. Olympus; the residence of the twelve gods. The area known as Pieria, has 16 pristine beaches that will seduce you. Enjoy some exotic bays, beaches with golden sand and pebbly ones. Each and every one will open handedly give you unforgettable moments of pleasure and relaxation.
Meet these beaches one by one:
Start from the northern part of the coastline and meet up with the natural bays of Methoni and Nea Agathoupolis. Enjoy the picturesque scenery, the sandy beaches and the tranquility under the shade from the trees. In the area of Nea Agathoupoli you’ll have the chance to see one of Europe’s most important wetlands: the delta of Aliakmon river.
The seashore village of Makrygialos is renowned for its mussel farming and is also home to a sandy beach offering various facilities. At a near distance lie the golden beaches of Ai Ioannis and Pydnas where you’ll also encounter one of the biggest neolithic settlements in Greece.
Taste fresh seafood in the harbour of Alykis Kitrous. Discover a unique ecosystem, of a 15.000 km2 lagoon, which is an ideal habitat of a large variety of bird species, such as the pink flamingo.
The coast of Korinos boasts of a vast sandy beach with crystal clear waters. Don’t miss a visit to two important Macedonian Tombs in the area dating back to the 4th century B.C.
The beaches Paralia and Olympiaki Akti are the haven of Katerini. Both cosmopolitan areas, offering a variety of facilities, bustling of life either night or day. The illuminated avenues, the wide sidewalks and the cycle paths will let you enjoy a seaside promenade in the dusk. Near the archaeological site of Dion, the Macedonians’ sacred city, you’ll encounter Gritsa with its picturesque harbour, a safe haven for small boats. Visit Plaka Litochorou Bay with its pebbly beach and the cool breeze under thick shade offered by the platanus trees.
Cherish an outstanding visit to Leptokarya, enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings, the wide sandy beach and a range of tourist facilities. You’ll be charmed by Skotina’s traditional settlement, where numerous events take place, as well as the golden sand at its beach.
At Panteleimona beach the trees reach the sea and give off a calming atmosphere while the impressive Frankish Castle of Platamonas is perched on the hilltop. Don’t miss a visit to the traditional village of Palaiou Panteleimona and taste its local delicacies while enjoying the panoramic view.
Platamonas with its picturesque port and beach facilities will certainly fulfil your holiday dreams.
The panoramic view of Mt. Olympus shoreline ends with the wide sandy beach at Neous Porous. Enjoy sea sports as well as some relaxing moments on a sunbed under the shade of an umbrella! Don’t miss a visit to the area’s wetland where a large number of waterfowls and hundreds of plant species thrive.