Leptokarya (Greek: Λεπτοκαρυά, Leptokaryá) is a town in Pieria regional unit, Central Macedonia, Greece, former seat of East Olympos municipality, which is part of the municipality of Dio-Olympos. The distance from Katerini is 26 km and the population of the village was 4,225 inhabitants as of 2011.
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5 based on 842 reviews
Museum is very well laid out, with amazing displays. Contains contents from Phillip II's tomb (Alexander the Great's father) and another tomb called Royal Prince tomb. Not to be missed!
5 based on 88 reviews
The Gerovassiliou Wine Museum is an all about wine cultural and educational center. Apart from the unique collection of wine items, they organise cultural events, gastronomy and music sessions and childrens programms. The facilities are super and the cafe restaurant next to the vineyards is awesome. it is an hour drive from Thessaloniki and there are plenty of Beaches around for a swimm. We will go again and again.
5 based on 71 reviews
I recently hiked Olympus this August. I hiked up the Gortsia trail to the Christos Kakkalos refuge, then to Mytikas (the highest summit) the next day. Then I hiked down the Prionia trail with new friends :) the same day.
The Prionia trail is very nice. A lot of greenery and a shorter hike. However, the Gortsia trail, in my opinion, has much more stunning views and less rocks on the trail. It is about 6 hours to the plateau of the muses, however, the views are stunning.
I will say that as a beginner hiker, either trail is doable, however it is helpful to be in some sort of shape. Neither trail is very technical, however, endurance and uphill strength is required (legs, quads, core, etc.)
From the plateau to Mytikas, you will need to actually use your hands and feet to climb. Although it is not really difficult, you must be careful and watch out for falling rocks. The refuges will give you helmets.
I know this forum is supposed to be about the Prionia trail, but I didn't see anything about the Gortsia trail and it's really a gorgeous hike. Less crowded too! Prionia is nice also.
4.5 based on 245 reviews
Castle is located a bit outside of Platamonas on a hill overlooking a sea, near The national road.A view from there is great.The ruins of the castle are quite interesting but there is not much to see or to do there if you are not very interested in history.
4.5 based on 159 reviews
A long stretch of beach forming a sandbank with water on 3 directions. You can leisure there as it's pretty quiet, enjoy the view of the hills and Mountains behind you or swim in the cold crystal sea. You can also enjoy jumping in the waves that intensify on the tip due to the crisscrossing of the currents.
5 based on 34 reviews
The Xtremeway Outdoors is a company based on the Outdoor activities and Alternative tourism. Primarily activated in the beautiful and famous Mount Olympus consisted on experienced guides ensuring your safety at all levels. Hiking, Canyoning, Kayaking, and Climbing, are some of our core activities. Also, provided Rafting, Sailing, Mountain Bike, Mountain running, Enduro, Paragliding. Alternative tourism tours were created to meet all requirements, now in the region. Organizing race and sports events organized by us in a large part of the mountain. Our main concern is the joy and satisfaction that will leave your beautiful and useful experience in everyday life of your life.
It was an absolute horny Tour with Thomas, unfortunately I have not made it to the peak. I had to stop at 2100m because the thin air was difficult for me.
Es war eine geile Tour mit Thomas, unvergesslich. Leider habe ich den Mytikas nicht geschafft, hatte Probleme mit der Luft, bin bei 2100m ausgestiegen.
4 based on 101 reviews
Great for a family outing. Some swings and a small playground. What is really fun is that the kids can feed the turtles and ducks. So take some bread with you. Great scenery. A combination of trees and the lake.
4.5 based on 78 reviews
Very nice long beach with deep clean waters. The beach has small pebbles. It is very nice to swim under the castle of Platamonas. You can find beach bars with umbrellas and sun beds without an extra charge but you will pay what you will order. There are a few restaurants also. The area has many camping.
4.5 based on 47 reviews
Tempi Valley is a narrow gorge, making an easy connection between Thessaloniki and Larissa and from there, further to Athens. The gorge follows the Pineios River. The landscape is gorgeous and you may have a stop for relax in a place considered to be as a pilgrimage destination for Christians, especially Orthodox. This is the Church of Agia Paraskevi and the holly spring, its water helping mostly the eyes – this is what it’s believed.
You will know where to stop the car, because there are many others stopped already and you will notice also some stalls with souvenirs. You have to take down some steps, then to cross a suspended bridge over the Pineios River and here you are, in front of the church.
The church is a small one. It is very well maintained and clean. The holly spring is nearby, in a very narrow cave, with a descending slope, but not very deep into the rock. Anyway, I think the place is not recommended to claustrophobic people.
I visited the place several times in the last years and I enjoyed all the time for peace, beautiful nature and relax that I found there.
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