ARCHAEOLOGICAL-CONSTRUCTION MONUMENTS AND AREAS
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF DION
A unique archaeological site where history evolves through a natural environment of unparalleled beauty. It combines a journey into history and a true journey through the virgin vegetation and the current crystal clear waters. Scattered statues, ruins of a whole city, the Ancient Theater and so many others, embedded in a fantastic landscape, where the lush vegetation and the liquid element complement each other harmoniously on the outskirts of Olympus.
The Byzantine church of Panagia Kontariotissa and the monastery of Saint Ephraim create a pole of attraction for not just religious visitors. In Skotina, the post-Byzantine churches of Christ and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, as well as Neos Panteleimonas, the restored village of Palaios Panteleimonas - after 1990 - have evolved into a model holiday resort.
Here there are ruins of an early Christian basilica.
MONASTERY OF SAINT DIONYSIOS
The old Monastery of Agios Dionysios "at Olympus", at the foot of Olympus, along the gorge and next to the river, creates awe and ecstasy. It is a few minutes from Litochoro (17km).
CASTLE OF PLATAMONAS
A magnificent castle from the time of Venetian domination, built in 1204 by Bonifacio the Confederate. It is kept in good condition with panoramic, fantastic view and small splendid beaches, where the sand alternates with pebbles. During summer various cultural events take place within the framework of the Olympus Festival.
Other well known archaeological sites are Makrygialos, where there is a prehistoric settlement, the ancient and Byzantine Pydna with ruins of Byzantine fortifications, the Korinos coast adjacent to ancient Macedonian tombs, the neighboring Louloudies, where an Early Byzantine settlement with an Early Christian basilica of the 6th century, graves and tombs as well as the ancient Leivithra.