Certain shadows can be more imposing than others. One such shadow of mount Olympus which gloriously spreads over Litochoro every morning, reaching all the way to the sea. As the day unfolds and the sun rises behind the peaks of the mountain of the gods illuminating the land, the impressive mountain ranges look like something out of a fantasy film scenery. Litochoro is the starting point of almost every daring climber attempting to conquer the summits of Olympus. In addition, many mild trails also start here. They are suitable for the less experienced hikers wanting to explore the slopes and the mountain’s spectacular snowy plateaus. In this picturesque town you will also find tasteful guesthouses, restaurants, cafes, pastry shops and bars. All under the watchful eye and discreet safeguard of the Olympian gods.
> At the foot of Olympus, a few kilometres from Litochoro, is Dion, one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in Greece. Its attractions, many of which are half submerged under water, include magnificent baths, ancient Macedonian sanctuaries, a beautiful stadium, a well-preserved theatre, a mansion with impressive mosaics and a sanctuary dedicated to the Egyptian deity Isis.
> The Palio Litohoro guesthouse, on the upper edge of the town, has double rooms, superior double and junior suites, each with its own fireplace and jacuzzi. They built it with stone and wood in line with the region’s traditional architectural style. They serve a hearty breakfast made with pure ingredients.