~ What to do ~

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Olympus Trekking

Mt.Olympus is the highest and most famous mountain in Greece. It has 52 peaks, deep gorges, and exceptional biodiversity. The highest peak Mytikas, rises to 2,918 metres (9,573 ft) and it is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of topographic prominence.

Olympus was notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods. Mount Olympus is also noted for its very rich flora with several species. It has been a National Park, the first in Greece, since 1938. It is also a World's Biosphere Reserve.

Every year thousands of people visit Olympus to admire its fauna and flora, to tour its slopes, and reach its peaks. Organized mountain refuges and various mountaineering and climbing routes are available to visitors who want to explore it. The usual starting point is the town of Litochoro, on the eastern foothills of the mountain.

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Olympus Canyoning

Canyoning is the crossing of gorges following the course of waters and overtaking each obstacle with technical means using a variety of techniques that may include activities such as hiking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, swimming.

Mt. Olympus has Orlias and Enipeas canyons which are suitable for everyone as no previous experience is needed for this activity. One can participate alone or with friends.

All necessary equipment (Neopren wet suits, helmets, belts, ropes) is provided by the guides and local transportation is included in the price.

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water-sports

Water Sports

The beachfront of Paralia offers a variety of water sports such as tubes of all types (banana, sofa, solo), water ski, wakeboard, pedal boat canoes, jet ski, boat trips, etc. at amazing prices. All water sports places are within walking distance of the hotel.

You can have fun with your family or friends with activities that appeal to all ages. Those of you who want, even if you are a beginner, can enjoy water ski and other sports with the help of specially trained people who are there to guarantee your safety.

Scuba Diving

Experience an unforgettable dive and explore the wonderful sea of the coasts of Pieria. We offer complete diving service with activities for children and adults, for beginners and advanced ones with technical diving lessons.

Moreover, if you wish to obtain a diving certificate, you can, as certifications for all levels of divers are provided. People with passion, experience and certified knowledge, the scuba diving instructors, will help you and train you on the equipment and safety measures of scuba diving.

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~ What to see ~

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Paralia

Seven kilometres from the city of Katerini lies Paralia with ten kilometres of coasts and with a big variety of choices for entertainment and nightlife. Thanks to her exceptional geographic position, the endless sandy beaches, the crystal clear waters and amenities abundance, Paralia is a very popular destination, both for Greeks and foreign tourists.

The intense night life attracts a lot of holiday-makers that combine vacations and sea bathing with intense amusement.

For tourists who want to taste the local cuisine and buy souvenirs, there are plenty of traditional Greek taverns and shops.

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is located in the heart of Macedonia and it is the second largest city in Greece. A unique destination that combines different cultures and civilizations, Thessaloniki will offer you a wonderful travel experience. There is a big variety of bars, restaurants, taverns, night clubs for everyone.

Thessaloniki is a very popular tourist destination in Greece. The center of the city is also considered the most popular destination for street photography in Greece.

You can get from Paralia to Thessaloniki by train, bus or car.

To view the route by car click here.

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Dion

The Archaeological Park of Dion is the most important archaeological site at Mount Olympus in Greece. Here, sanctuaries were found from the Hellenistic and Roman periods, theatres, baths decorated with mosaics, flag-stoned streets, Roman houses and villas, early-Christian basilicas and an odeon. The site is home to several sanctuaries, to Demeter, Zeus, Isis, and Asklepios. The highlight of these is undoubtedly the sanctuary of the Egyptian goddess Isis, remnants of the grandeur of Ancient Greece.

You can also visit the archaeological museum, which is located half an kilometer west of the archaeological park, in the modern village of Dion.

Dion is located 27 kilometers from Paralia and can be reached by bus or car.

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Litochoro

Litochoro is a small town located at the foothills of Mount Olympus only five km from the sea. You can start your expedition to Mt Olympus from here or visit Plaka Litochorou and its numerous beaches. Litochoro combines the cool of the mountain air with the sea breeze in a lovely green setting.

Do not forget to visit Agios Dionysios new monastery and the Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum where there are historic manuscripts on display. Another place to visit is the Maritime Museum of Litochoro which opened in 1995 by the Association of Retired Naval of Litochoro, to rescue and preserve the Naval cultural heritage of Litochoro.

Litochoro is located 30 kilometers from paralia and can be reached by bus or car.

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Platamon Castle

The Platamon Castle is a crusader castle in northern Greece and one of the finest and best preserved castles in Greece. It is located southeast of Mount Olympus, in a strategic position on a hill overlooking the sea, a position that has commanded the shortest route between Macedonia and Thessaly since ancient times.

The high walls and well-preserved central tower date from the 10th century, while excavations have unearthed Hellenistic remains from the 4th century BC. The tower, which overlooks the highway, is an imposing medieval fortress.

Platamonas is located 42 kilometers from Paralia and can be reached by bus, train or car.

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Vergina

Vergina is best known as the site of ancient Aigai, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia and was discovered in the 19th century. Aigai has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status as "an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, at the transition from classical city-state to the imperial structure of the Hellenistic and Roman periods".

The objects and paintings found in the tombs at Vergina are of high quality and historical importance. The most important remains are the monumental palace, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs in the Great Tumulus is identified as that of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.

Vergina is an hour's drive from Paralia and can be reached by bus or car.

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meteora

Meteora

Meteora is a truly inspiring and sensational setting of rock formations in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. The six monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area.

A trip to Meteora offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man's everlasting desire to connect with the Divine. It is a pilgrimage to a holy place for all Christians around the world. Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Meteora is two and a half hour's drive from Paralia and can be reached by bus or car.

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