Prefecture of Pieria Things to Do

  • Great Baths Of Dion
    Great Baths Of Dion
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    Sanctuary Of Demeter
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    Great Baths
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Prefecture of Pieria Things to Do

  • Dion Archaeological Park

    A few miles north of Litochoro, lies the ancient city of Dion, believed to date all the way back to 424 BC. It was called the "Sanctuary of Zeus" by the ancient Greeks. The site was a bit difficult to get to, but I couldn’t come to Greece without visiting some ruins, and these were the closest. I thought there was only gonna be a small wall, but it...

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  • Church St. Paraskevi

    Well, I don't know much about this church but it is beautiful, has very nice garden and the view nearby is towards the Mountain. If you happen to pass through Dion, just stop for few minutes, it worth it.

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  • The Center of Mediterranean Mosaic

    In Dion were also found many mosaic floors. It’s one of the mosaic centers in Greece. The Center of Mediterranean Mosaic is located a little bit after the entrance of Dion. A mosaic workshop operates there and every year many students are taught by specialist craftsmen the art of mosaic. The technical used is that of the ancient Macedonians, as...

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  • Archeological Museum

    It’s located in the center of the village, only half km far from the ruins. You can see stones, columns, mosaics, vessels and tools, organized by the place where they were found. Also there is an educational exhibition “Everyday life in Ancient Dion”.

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  • The ancient town

    After the excavations has been revealed Macedonian tombs from the 4th century BC, an early Christian basilica, a theater and the wall as well as a statue of Hera, hidden in the wall. The excavations still continue. The area is located on the 2 sides of the road, really no traffic at all. The entrance fee is 4 EUR (summer 2012). Everything is well...

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  • Aliakmonas river near to Elatochori

    Some 30 km away from Katerini lies Elatochori, a small village and the gateway to ski center at Pieria mountains. There are numerous options for trekking around the area enjoying lush greenery, historic churches and monasteries. Nice views resembling fjords can be enjoyed at monastery of Timios Prodromos overlooking Aliakmonas river

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  • Places to visit around Katerini

    It is absolutely worth to travel to the mountain village of Litohoro, on the slopes of the legentary mount Olympos, it is a beautiful place with early Macedonian architecture, stunning views of the mountain and the sealine of Pieria district (where Katerini is the capital town). Many hostels and restaurants with ok prices are open all year round....

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  • Dion

    On the slopes of Olympus, a mere 5 km from the beaches of Pieria, Ancient Dion, the Holy City of Macedonia was found under a covering of undergrowth and water. This city had been a thriving centre of civilization from the time of its foundation for a period of 1,000 years from the 5th c, BC to the 5th c, AD. We learn from ancient writers that the...

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  • The Church of the Holy Trinity

    A 14th century Church built on a rock at a height of 420 m. It is situated at the outlet of one of the large streams of Olympus, (Stream Papa) near to the village of Vrondou. There are two wall paintings in the Church, the later of which dates from the 17th century.

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  • The Monastery of Kanalon

    The monastery of Kanalon is on the North East side of Olympus at a height of 820 m, on the North bank of the Ziliana stream. It is dedicated to the birth of the Mother of God. It was plundered by Albanian thieves in 1843. According to a Byzantine document, it dates from about 1676.

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  • Monastery of Agios Dionisios

    The monastery of Agios Dionisios is situated at a height of 900 m some 18 km from Litochoro. It is built in a natural hollow between two small streams which run into the Enipeas. Today the monastery can be reached by a diversion from the forest road which leads to Prionia, and where one of the ascents to the highest peaks of Olympus begins. ...

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  • Castle of Platamonas

    The castle of Platamonas is situated at the South East foot of Mount Olympus. It dominated the road linking Macedonia and Thessalia and controled the sea being the guardian of the Thermaic Gulf. So the control of these passages between these two provinces was the "key" to Macedonia.Already 10 centuries old, but well maintained and in an imposing...

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  • Elatochori Village

    Elatochori is situated at Pieria Prefecture in a distance of 28km from Katerini city. It is a picturesque, mountain village, built at an altitude of 850m. The last years it attracts many visitors for winter vacations. It consists of two settlements the Old Elatochori (old name Skouterna) and the new settlement.At the paved square of the new...

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  • Leptokaria Village

    Leptokaria is located at the foot of the mountain Olympus overlooking the Aegean waves. It is worth visiting the beautiful beach, the archaeological site of "Livithra" and the traditional village of Palia Leptokaria.

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  • Palaioi Poroi

    A traditional village on the south- eastern foothills of Olympus, at an altitude of 600 meters. The 17th - 18th century brick houses and Byzantine church of Agios Georgios in the flagstone - paved square are characteristics features of the village. Above it is a beautiful forest which you can explore and discover the flora and fauna of Kato...

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  • Palaios Panteleinonas Village

    Archeological clues have led us to believe that Palaios Panteleimonas, built on the slopes of Kato (Lower) Olympus at an altitude of 700 meters, was founded towards the end of the 14th century. Today, it is a picturesque, renovated traditional village with a breathtaking view of the Thermaikos Gulf, the coast of south Pieria and the Venetian castle...

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  • Petra Village

    A small village of 120 inhabitants at the foot of the mountain. Build in the north - western area of Mount Olympus, it has a lovely view of the Pieria plain. The village used to be called Lokovi but its name was changed due to its proximity to the archaeological site of Petra, which was used by the ancients coming from Pieria as the gateway to the...

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  • Panteleimonas - church

    We never had the opportunity to see this church from the inside. I was told, it's beautiful so should you be able to visit it, let me know...

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  • Panteleimonas - houses

    These houses seem to be falling apart. That's why Panteleimonas is a very popular place among people from the UK and other European countries. Everyone wants to buy one of those houses, restore it and live there.No wonder, houses in Panteleimonas are soooo expensive :(

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  • Panteleimonas

    This small village looks like it stopped changing back at the beginning of 20th century. In fact electricity and telephony reached this place only 5 years ago.

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  • Litochoro - Zeus waterfalls

    They are Zeus Waterfalls. The last one you'll see at the end of this short walk looks most impressive. Foamy water is roaring and you now can see its power.This picture was taken during bad weather so please be mercyful ;))

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  • Litochoro - where the river comes from

    It's good to take a 40-minute walk along this little gorge where you can observe both beautiful peaceful nature and waterfalls. As you walk, they become larger and larger...

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  • Litochoro - the river

    I don't know the name of this river. It runs through Litochoro and makes the little town look beautiful.

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  • Litochoro

    We saw this little place in rain but immediately fell in love with it... It was really spectacular - despite the sad weather.

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  • The Museum

    Dion Museum was inaugurated in 1938 and houses finds mainly from Dion, but also from mount Olympos and the wider area of Pieria. The finds are displayed in the galleries of the two- store museum arranged in units based on the areas and sites at which they were discovered. The exhibition includes votive and funerary statues architectural members,...

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  • Christian Basilica

    During Early Christian times the city contracted and the central area was occupied by an Early Christian bacilica daiting from the late 4th c. AD.

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  • At the museum.

    The cemetery of Dion extends mainly to the south and east of the city. The funeraly monuments (at the museum know) date from the 5th c. BC to the 5th c. AD

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  • Sanctuary of Isis.

    To the east of the sanctuary of Demeter has been discovered a sanctuary devoted to the cult of the Egypsian gods Sarapis, Isis and Arubis. There is a small temple of Afrodite Hypolympidia (worshipped below mount Olympos) in this same sanctuary.

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  • Sanctuary of Zeus.

    Amongst the gods worshipped at Dion, the most important was Olympian Zeus, after whom the city was named ( the genitive of “Zeus” being Dios. In the god’s precinct have been found stone stelae bearing inscriptions relating to treaties of alliance, the settlement of border disputes, parts of official decrees, etc

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  • The sanctuary of Demeter.

    Just outside the walls and the gate at the end of the main street of the city, is the earliest Macedonian sanctuary known today. It have an uninterrupted life from the late 6th c. BC to the early 4th c. AD.

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  • Villa of Dionysos

    In the east sector has been discovered the villa of Dionysos, which takes its name from the larg mosaic depicting the god that covers the banqueting room.

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  • Public baths (thermae)

    On the south edge of the ancient city are the public baths, an imposing complex covering an area of over 4.000 square metres and dating from about 200 AD.

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  • É. Ì. Áã. Äéïíõóßïõ - Monastery of St....

    There are two monasteries. The old one was destroyed by the Germans in 1943; only the main church has been restored. The new one, originally a dependance, became the main monastery after the destruction.

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  • Äßïí - Dion

    At this site on the foot of Mount Olympus the ancient Greeks worshipped their gods. Today there is the archaeological site and a museum.

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