Excursions around Litochoro
Apart from Mount Olympus, you can use Litochoro as a base for excursions to places with natural beauty, as well as historical and archaeological sites. The ancient Dion, 9 kilometers north of Litochoro, was the holy city of the Macedonians, the center of the religious life of Macedonia from the 5th century BC. until the 5th AD. century. The archaeological park of Dion is a place where the cultural heritage of antiquity is revealed, preserved, studied and displayed, while its museum houses the movable finds of the excavations. To the south, the castle of Platamonas, built on a hill, is one of the most important Byzantine monuments, and it is worth visiting the traditional settlement of Palaios Panteleimonas, from which the view is magnificent.